Despite the fact that cars are tending to become more and more compact, one is happy to enjoy a large volume of transport on most modern vehicles. If you’re going on vacation, shopping or moving house, the trunk of your Nissan Sentra is a large and very practical space. So, what to do if the trunk of your Nissan Sentra 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 might find 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 Sentra.


Trunk lock Nissan Sentra stuck, why?

So let’s commence our content page with the origins of an Nissan Sentra trunk that get stuck . They can be diverse, although in many instances it will be the same problems that will be involved.

Nissan Sentra trunk lock connection wires cut

First explanation for a trunk stuck on Nissan Sentra. It is possible that the wires or wiring harness of your trunk lock might have been severed by force, or resulting from shocks. This problem triggers the outside trunk release handle to not react and might as well bring about problems with your rear lights, which might be connected to 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 Sentra if you don’t know how to verify their condition), there is a good chance that the tailgate of your Nissan Sentra is blocked resulting from an electrical problem.

Nissan Sentra trunk damaged lock

The second possibility of a blocked trunk is that it is the lock of the trunk of your Nissan Sentra that is the cause of your problem . In reality, it is possible, with time, 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 system. You might still hear the activation noise, but not the mechanisms turning.

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

At last, a last possibility, despite the fact that 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 Nissan Sentra?

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

Opening a stuck trunk Nissan Sentra with the inner lock

First possibility, the trunk lock of your Nissan Sentra is completely blocked, the external handle may be damaged, or you may have an electrical problem. In this case, a remedy 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 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 Sentra .

Open trunk stuck Nissan Sentra with a lubricant spray

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

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

Finally, last possibility, it is possible that the trunk of your Nissan Sentra is blocked due to a foreign object that got into the lock. In this 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 Sentra , we recommend 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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