Despite the fact that cars are tending to become more and more compact, one is happy to enjoy a substantial volume of transport on most modern cars. If you’re going on holiday, shopping or moving house, the trunk of your Kia Sedona is a large and very practical space. So, what to do if the trunk of your Kia Sedona is stuck? This is exactly what we will try to answer in this article. We will principally focus on closing a blocked safe, but you might discover this content page useful if you can’t close your trunk anymore. In a first step, we will try to find the causes of a trunk locker stuck, and in a second step, how to open the stuck trunck locker from a Kia Sedona.


Trunk lock Kia Sedona stuck, why?

So let’s begin our content page with the origins of an Kia Sedona trunk that get stuck . They can be diverse, although in many instances it will be the same complications that will be concerned.

Kia Sedona trunk lock connection wires cut

First cause for a trunk stuck on Kia Sedona. It is possible that the wires or wiring harness of your trunk lock might have been severed by force, or caused by shocks. This issue triggers the outside trunk release handle to not react and might as well cause complications with your rear lights, which might be linked to similar wiring harness. If you have these two complications and your bulbs are not burnt out (please refer to our content page on changing the bulbs of the rear lights on Kia Sedona if you don’t know how to check their condition), there is a good chance that the tailgate of your Kia Sedona is blocked caused by an electrical issue.

Kia Sedona trunk broken lock

The second possibility of a blocked trunk is that it is the lock of the trunk of your Kia Sedona that is the cause of your issue . In reality, it is possible, in the long run, that it might become blocked or that internal mechanisms may break. In such a case, the action of the trunk handle no longer activates the mechanism. You might still hear the activation noise, but not the mechanisms turning.

Something’s jammed in the lock of my Kia Sedona trunk

At last, a last possibility, even though the source of the issue is generally already known. 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 Kia Sedona?

Now that we have discovered the different reasons for a trunk stuck on Kia Sedona , we will focus on the solutions to open a blocked trunk.

Opening a stuck trunk Kia Sedona with the inner lock

First possibility, the trunk lock of your Kia Sedona is entirely blocked, the external handle may be broken, or you may have an electrical issue. In this case, a solution is offered to you, go through the interior of the vehicle use the internal trunk handle . Indeed, not everyone is aware of it, but there is an internal mechanism in the trunk that allows you to open it from the inside, you will need to locate 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 Kia Sedona .

Open trunk stuck Kia Sedona with a lubricant spray

Second remedy. It is possible that, with time, dust, the trunk closure of your Kia Sedona may have jammed , to get rid of it, from inside your motor vehicle, use degreaser to come clean and lubricate the lock of your Kia Sedona. This remedy might give you the possibility to reoperate your locked trunk.

Open blocked tailgate Kia Sedona, try to remove the foreign object

Finally, last possibility, it is possible that the trunk of your Kia Sedona is blocked as a result of a foreign object that got into the lock. In this 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 Kia Sedona , we advise you to go to your technician who will have the tools and more advanced knowledge to unlock the trunk of your motor vehicle .

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