Even though cars are tending to become more and more compact, one is happy to enjoy a significant volume of transport on most recent cars. Whether you’re going on a break, shopping or moving house, the trunk of your Scion xB is a large and very practical space. So, what to do if the trunk of your Scion xB 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 article 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 Scion xB.


Trunk lock Scion xB stuck, why?

So let’s start our content page with the origins of an Scion xB trunk that get stuck . They can be diverse, nevertheless in many instances it will be the same complications that will be involved.

Scion xB trunk lock connection wires cut

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

Scion xB trunk damaged lock

The second possibility of a blocked trunk is that it is the lock of the trunk of your Scion xB that is the cause of your issue . In fact, it is possible, after a while, 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 Scion xB trunk

Finally, a last possibility, despite the fact that the source of the problem is in most cases 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 Scion xB?

Now that we have discovered the different reasons for a trunk stuck on Scion xB , we will concentrate on the possibilities to open a blocked trunk.

Opening a stuck trunk Scion xB with the inner lock

First possibility, the trunk lock of your Scion xB is completely blocked, the external handle may be damaged, or you may have an electrical issue. In this case, a solution is offered to you, go through the interior of the car use the internal trunk handle . Obviously, 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 find 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 Scion xB .

Open trunk stuck Scion xB with a lubricant spray

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

Open blocked tailgate Scion xB, try to take out the foreign object

Finally, last possibility, it is possible that the trunk of your Scion xB is blocked because of 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 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 Scion xB , we suggest you to go to your auto mechanic who will have the tools and more advanced knowledge to unlock the trunk of your motor vehicle .

In the event that you have any additional questions about the Scion xB, do not hesitate to consult our Scion xB category.