Despite the fact that vehicles 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 holiday, shopping or moving house, the trunk of your Nissan Qashqai is a large and very important space. So, what to do if the trunk of your Nissan Qashqai is stuck? This is exactly what we will try to answer today. We will principally 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 Nissan Qashqai.


Trunk lock Nissan Qashqai stuck, why?

So let’s begin our guideline with the roots of an Nissan Qashqai trunk that get stuck . They can be multiple, although in many instances it will be the same problems that will be involved.

Nissan Qashqai trunk lock connection wires cut

First explanation for a trunk stuck on Nissan Qashqai. It is possible that the wires or wiring harness of your trunk lock may have been severed by force, or resulting from shocks. This problem causes the outside trunk release handle to not respond and may also provoke problems with your rear lights, which might be caused by the same 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 Nissan Qashqai if you don’t know how to verify their condition), there is a good chance that the tailgate of your Nissan Qashqai is blocked resulting from an electrical problem.

Nissan Qashqai trunk broken lock

The second possibility of a blocked trunk is that it is the lock of the trunk of your Nissan Qashqai that is the trigger of your problem . In fact, it is possible, as time passes, that it may become blocked or that internal mechanisms may break. In this 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 Nissan Qashqai trunk

At last, 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 Nissan Qashqai?

Now that we have discovered the different causes for a trunk stuck on Nissan Qashqai , we will concentrate on the possibilities to open a blocked trunk.

Opening a stuck trunk Nissan Qashqai with the inner lock

First possibility, the trunk lock of your Nissan Qashqai is completely blocked, the external handle may be broken, or you may have an electrical problem. In such a case, a solution is offered to you, go through the interior of the car use the internal trunk handle . Obviously, 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 locate 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 Nissan Qashqai .

Open trunk stuck Nissan Qashqai with a lubricant spray

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

Open blocked tailgate Nissan Qashqai, try to take out the foreign object

Finally, last possibility, it is possible that the trunk of your Nissan Qashqai is blocked due to 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 Nissan Qashqai , we suggest you to go to your technician who will have the tools and more advanced knowledge to unlock the trunk of your car .

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