Despite the fact that vehicles are tending to become a lot more compact, one is happy to enjoy a important volume of transport on most recent cars. If you’re going on vacation, shopping or moving house, the trunk of your Toyota Venza is a large and very useful space. So, what to do if the trunk of your Toyota Venza is stuck? This is exactly what we will try to answer in this article. We will specifically concentrate on closing a blocked safe, but you might discover this content page 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 Toyota Venza.


Trunk lock Toyota Venza stuck, why?

So let’s begin our article with the origins of an Toyota Venza trunk that get stuck . They can be diverse, nevertheless in most instances it will be the same complications that will be involved.

Toyota Venza trunk lock connection wires cut

First reason for a trunk stuck on Toyota Venza. It is possible that the wires or wiring harness of your trunk lock might have been severed by force, or due to shocks. This problem causes the outside trunk release handle to not react and might as well cause 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 Toyota Venza if you don’t know how to verify their condition), there is a good chance that the tailgate of your Toyota Venza is blocked due to an electrical problem.

Toyota Venza trunk damaged lock

The second opportunity of a blocked trunk is that it is the lock of the trunk of your Toyota Venza that is the trigger of your problem . In fact, it is possible, over 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 notice the activation noise, but not the mechanisms turning.

Something’s jammed in the lock of my Toyota Venza trunk

At last, a last possibility, despite the fact that the source of the issue is usually 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 Toyota Venza?

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

Opening a stuck trunk Toyota Venza with the inner lock

First opportunity, the trunk lock of your Toyota Venza is totally 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 . Indeed, 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 locate 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 Toyota Venza .

Open trunk stuck Toyota Venza with a lubricant spray

Second solution. It is possible that, with time, dust, the trunk closure of your Toyota Venza may have jammed , to get rid of it, from inside your car, use degreaser to come clean and lubricate the lock of your Toyota Venza. This solution might give you the opportunity to reoperate your locked trunk.

Open blocked tailgate Toyota Venza, try to take out the foreign object

Finally, last possibility, it is possible that the trunk of your Toyota Venza 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 Toyota Venza , we advise you to go to your mechanic who will have the tools and more advanced knowledge to unlock the trunk of your car .

If you need more guides on the Toyota Venza, go to our Toyota Venza category.