trunk opens in cold weather

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Jerry Slaff, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. Jerry Slaff

    Jerry Slaff Guest

    Odd problem with my 08 Impreza. Got it in the fall. The trunk has opened
    three times over the past two weeks overnight during cold weather.
    Nothing was taken or even touched, and the car was not entered. Any ideas?

    I'm wondering if its something to do with the electrical contact that
    opens the trunk. Also, there's a service bulletin about something
    similar, 12-103-07, about the trunk opening if the emergency trunk
    release has ever been used.
     
    Jerry Slaff, Dec 31, 2009
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  2. Jerry Slaff

    synthius2002 Guest

    I think I used to get this with my '70 chevy. If yours is the same
    it's a lubrication problem, and the could weather could make it worse.
    The latch has a spring to move it. With inadequate lubrication the
    spring isn't strong enough to move it into place.

    Try handling the moving part of the latch with your fingers to see if
    it is springy.

    Nils
     
    synthius2002, Dec 31, 2009
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