Even though vehicles are tending to become a lot more compact, one is happy to enjoy a important volume of transport on most modern vehicles. Whether you’re going on a break, shopping or moving house, the trunk of your Chevrolet Malibu is a large and very practical space. So, what to do if the trunk of your Chevrolet Malibu is stuck? This is precisely what we will try to answer in this article. We will mainly concentrate on closing a blocked safe, but you may discover this article useful if you can’t close your trunk anymore. In a first step, we will try to find the motives of a trunk locker stuck, and in a second step, how to open the stuck trunck locker from a Chevrolet Malibu.


Trunk lock Chevrolet Malibu stuck, why?

So let’s start our article with the origins of an Chevrolet Malibu trunk that get stuck . They can be diverse, although in most cases it will be the same problems that will be concerned.

Chevrolet Malibu trunk lock connection wires cut

First cause for a trunk stuck on Chevrolet Malibu. It is possible that the wires or wiring harness of your trunk lock may have been severed by force, or resulting from shocks. This issue triggers the outside trunk release handle to not react and may also provoke problems with your rear lights, which may be connected to similar wiring harness. If you have these two problems and your bulbs are not burnt out (please refer to our article on changing the bulbs of the rear lights on Chevrolet Malibu if you don’t know how to check their condition), there is a good chance that the tailgate of your Chevrolet Malibu is blocked resulting from an electrical issue.

Chevrolet Malibu trunk damaged lock

The second possibility of a blocked trunk is that it is the lock of the trunk of your Chevrolet Malibu that is the cause of your issue . In fact, it is possible, with time, that it may become blocked or that internal mechanisms may break. In such a case, the action of the trunk handle no longer triggers the mechanism. You may still hear the activation noise, but not the mechanisms turning.

Something’s jammed in the lock of my Chevrolet Malibu trunk

At last, a last possibility, even though the origin of the issue is in most cases already established. It is possible that you have something (a bag for example, a jacket, leaves… ) stuck in the lock of your trunk and that this foreign body keeps it in the closed position.

How to open a stuck trunk Chevrolet Malibu?

Now that we have discovered the different factors for a trunk stuck on Chevrolet Malibu , we will concentrate on the possibilities to open a blocked trunk.

Opening a stuck trunk Chevrolet Malibu with the inner lock

First possibility, the trunk lock of your Chevrolet Malibu is totally blocked, the external handle may be damaged, or you may have an electrical issue. In such a case, a solution is offered to you, go through the interior of the car use the internal trunk handle . In actual fact, not everyone knows it, but there is an internal mechanism in the trunk that enables you to open it from the inside, you will need to find a hole (sometimes hidden behind a plastic cover) in the centre of your tailgate in which you can insert a screwdriver and press on the sides to unlock the trunk lock of your Chevrolet Malibu .

Open trunk stuck Chevrolet Malibu with a lubricant spray

Second solution. It is possible that, as time passes, dust, the trunk closure of your Chevrolet Malibu may have jammed , to get rid of it, from inside your motor vehicle, use degreaser to come clean and lubricate the lock of your Chevrolet Malibu. This solution may give you the possibility to reoperate your locked trunk.

Open blocked tailgate Chevrolet Malibu, try to remove the foreign object

Finally, last possibility, it is possible that the trunk of your Chevrolet Malibu is blocked as a result of a foreign object that got into the lock. In such a case, there are few solutions. It is up to you to remove as many plastic covers as possible from the inside of your motor vehicle in order to have the most open access possible to the lock and try to remove as many foreign objects as possible from the trunk closure using pliers. If you are unable to open the locked trunk of your Chevrolet Malibu , we suggest you to go to your auto technician who will have the tools and more advanced knowledge to unlock the trunk of your motor vehicle .

In the event that you have any further questions about the Chevrolet Malibu, do not hesitate to consult our Chevrolet Malibu category.