Even though cars are tending to become a lot more compact, one is happy to enjoy a large volume of transport on most modern vehicles. If you’re going on a break, shopping or moving house, the trunk of your Mercedes A class is a large and very useful space. So, what to do if the trunk of your Mercedes A class is stuck? This is precisely what we will try to answer in this article. We will mainly focus on closing a blocked safe, but you may possibly find 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 Mercedes A class.


Trunk lock Mercedes A class stuck, why?

So let’s start our content page with the origins of an Mercedes A class trunk that get stuck . They can be diverse, although in most cases it will be the same complications that will be involved.

Mercedes A class trunk lock connection wires cut

First cause for a trunk stuck on Mercedes A class. It is possible that the wires or wiring harness of your trunk lock may possibly have been severed by force, or caused by shocks. This problem triggers the outside trunk release handle to not react and may possibly also bring about 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 Mercedes A class if you don’t know how to verify their condition), there is a good chance that the tailgate of your Mercedes A class is blocked caused by an electrical problem.

Mercedes A class trunk damaged lock

The second opportunity of a blocked trunk is that it is the lock of the trunk of your Mercedes A class that is the cause of your problem . In fact, it is possible, with time, that it may possibly become blocked or that internal mechanisms may break. In such a case, the action of the trunk handle no longer triggers the system. You may possibly still hear the activation noise, but not the mechanisms turning.

Something’s jammed in the lock of my Mercedes A class trunk

Finally, a last possibility, despite the fact that the origin of the issue is generally 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 Mercedes A class?

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

Opening a stuck trunk Mercedes A class with the inner lock

First opportunity, the trunk lock of your Mercedes A class is completely blocked, the external handle may be damaged, or you may have an electrical problem. In such a case, a remedy is offered to you, go through the interior of the vehicle use the internal trunk handle . In fact, not everyone is aware of 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 at the rear of 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 Mercedes A class .

Open trunk stuck Mercedes A class with a lubricant spray

Second remedy. It is possible that, as time passes, dust, the trunk closure of your Mercedes A class may have jammed , to get rid of it, from inside your car, use degreaser to come clean and lubricate the lock of your Mercedes A class. This remedy may possibly give you the opportunity to reoperate your locked trunk.

Open blocked tailgate Mercedes A class, try to take out the foreign object

Finally, last possibility, it is possible that the trunk of your Mercedes A class is blocked because of a foreign object that got into the lock. In such a case, there are few solutions. It is up to you to take out as many plastic covers as possible from the inside of your car 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 Mercedes A class , we recommend you to go to your auto mechanic who will have the tools and more advanced knowledge to unlock the trunk of your car .

If you want more guides on the Mercedes A class, go to our Mercedes A class category.