Despite the fact that cars are tending to become a lot more compact, one is happy to enjoy a significant volume of transport on most modern vehicles. Whether you’re going on a break, shopping or moving house, the trunk of your Nissan Leaf is a large and very practical space. So, what to do if the trunk of your Nissan Leaf is stuck? This is exactly what we will try to answer in this article. We will mainly concentrate on closing a blocked safe, but you might locate this content 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 Nissan Leaf.


Trunk lock Nissan Leaf stuck, why?

So let’s commence our guideline with the sources of an Nissan Leaf trunk that get stuck . They can be diverse, although in most instances it will be the same complications that will be concerned.

Nissan Leaf trunk lock connection wires cut

First explanation for a trunk stuck on Nissan Leaf. It is possible that the wires or wiring harness of your trunk lock might have been severed by force, or due to shocks. This issue causes the outside trunk release handle to not react and might also provoke complications with your rear lights, which may be connected to the same wiring harness. If you have these two complications and your bulbs are not burnt out (please refer to our content on changing the bulbs of the rear lights on Nissan Leaf if you don’t know how to verify their condition), there is a good chance that the tailgate of your Nissan Leaf is blocked due to an electrical issue.

Nissan Leaf trunk damaged lock

The second possibility of a blocked trunk is that it is the lock of the trunk of your Nissan Leaf that is the cause of your issue . In fact, it is possible, over time, that it might become blocked or that internal mechanisms may break. In this case, the action of the trunk handle no longer activates the system. You might still notice the activation noise, but not the mechanisms turning.

Something’s jammed in the lock of my Nissan Leaf trunk

Finally, a last possibility, even though the source 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 Nissan Leaf?

Now that we have discovered the different reasons for a trunk stuck on Nissan Leaf , we will concentrate on the solutions to open a blocked trunk.

Opening a stuck trunk Nissan Leaf with the inner lock

First possibility, the trunk lock of your Nissan Leaf is totally blocked, the external handle may be damaged, or you may have an electrical issue. In such a case, a remedy is offered to you, go through the interior of the car use the internal trunk handle . In actual fact, 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 identify 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 Nissan Leaf .

Open trunk stuck Nissan Leaf with a lubricant spray

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

Open blocked tailgate Nissan Leaf, try to remove the foreign object

Finally, last possibility, it is possible that the trunk of your Nissan Leaf 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 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 Nissan Leaf , we recommend you to go to your auto technician who will have the tools and more advanced knowledge to unlock the trunk of your motor vehicle .

If you have any further questions about the Nissan Leaf, do not hesitate to consult our Nissan Leaf category.