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 recent cars. If you’re going on holiday, shopping or moving house, the trunk of your Volkswagen T-roc is a large and very important space. So, what to do if the trunk of your Volkswagen T-roc is stuck? This is precisely what we will try to answer in this article. We will specifically concentrate on closing a blocked safe, but you may find 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 Volkswagen T-roc.


Trunk lock Volkswagen T-roc stuck, why?

So let’s start our content with the sources of an Volkswagen T-roc trunk that get stuck . They can be multiple, although in most cases it will be the same problems that will be involved.

Volkswagen T-roc trunk lock connection wires cut

First cause for a trunk stuck on Volkswagen T-roc. It is possible that the wires or wiring harness of your trunk lock may have been severed by force, or because of shocks. This issue triggers the outside trunk release handle to not respond and may also bring about problems with your rear lights, which might be linked to similar wiring harness. If you have these two problems and your bulbs are not burnt out (please refer to our content page on changing the bulbs of the rear lights on Volkswagen T-roc if you don’t know how to verify their condition), there is a good chance that the tailgate of your Volkswagen T-roc is blocked because of an electrical issue.

Volkswagen T-roc trunk broken lock

The second opportunity of a blocked trunk is that it is the lock of the trunk of your Volkswagen T-roc that is the cause of your issue . In reality, it is possible, over time, that it may become blocked or that internal mechanisms may break. In this case, the action of the trunk handle no longer activates the system. You may still notice the activation noise, but not the mechanisms turning.

Something’s jammed in the lock of my Volkswagen T-roc trunk

At last, a last possibility, despite the fact that the source of the problem is generally 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 Volkswagen T-roc?

Now that we have discovered the different causes for a trunk stuck on Volkswagen T-roc , we will concentrate on the solutions to open a blocked trunk.

Opening a stuck trunk Volkswagen T-roc with the inner lock

First opportunity, the trunk lock of your Volkswagen T-roc is completely blocked, the external handle may be broken, or you may have an electrical issue. In this case, a remedy is offered to you, go through the interior of the vehicle use the internal trunk handle . Indeed, 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 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 Volkswagen T-roc .

Open trunk stuck Volkswagen T-roc with a lubricant spray

Second solution. It is possible that, as time passes, dust, the trunk closure of your Volkswagen T-roc may have jammed , to get rid of it, from inside your motor vehicle, use degreaser to come clean and lubricate the lock of your Volkswagen T-roc. This solution may give you the opportunity to reoperate your locked trunk.

Open blocked tailgate Volkswagen T-roc, try to take out the foreign object

Finally, last possibility, it is possible that the trunk of your Volkswagen T-roc 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 Volkswagen T-roc , we suggest you to go to your mechanic who will have the tools and more advanced knowledge to unlock the trunk of your motor vehicle .

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