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Front trunk won’t open

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Darthbenji, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. Darthbenji

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    #1 Darthbenji, Aug 10, 2018
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    Pressing the release in the car or the app makes the sound to release the hood but it doesn’t move. It’s still flush with the rest of the car. The app shows the trunk open but nothing. Got a warning not to drive it that way but it’s securely down. Any ideas?

    I don’t use it much but am going to the cottage so was going to.
     
  2. intjester

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    Ouch. That’s not a fun situation. Very not safe if it is unlatched and the wind catches it while driving.

    You might try rebooting and see if it comes back in a locked state. Push and hold both wheel buttons in for a soft reboot or both buttons + brake pedal for hard reboot.
     
  3. rjcbox

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    Occasionally this happened on my Model S.

    -the Model 3 frunk might also has a second latch-position, so even if it's unlocked, the latch still secures it
    -try pushing the frunk closed with 2 hands w/ mild force (even if it's still in it's normal position) and see if you hear a click, then try to open again
     
  4. oldpueblo

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    It's only happened a few times, but I've had my m3 frunk pop up but still be caught on something. I push it closed and try again and it works. It hasn't bothered me enough to do a service call yet, but it probably will eventually.
     
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    Lucky you. You'll hate closing it.
     
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    The hood doesn’t move when you press open. At all. The car shows it’s open until a reboot.
     
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    Is this now fixed? If so, what did you do to fix it?
     
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    Got it sorted. I’m in the middle of nowhere on holiday and the wiper fluid warning came on. Figured I’ll give it the ol’ push down while trying to open idea. Took a couple tries to nail my timing and it worked. There was a leaf lodged in there. How I have no idea. Tried it a couple times after and it was good. Haven’t tried since.
     
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    Just tried again from the app. Like a charm:)
     
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    Ah, the ol' leaf fix. Glad to hear that you got that sorted.
     
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    LMAO!!! I'm a little concerned that a measly leaf could cause this! Imagine what a rogue twig could do!
     
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    It is an agent from Nissan trying to sabotage Tesla :(
     
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    Oh hell. That will require the Jaws of Life!
     
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    And yet it is the short-comings of my Leaf that is driving my Tesla purchase!

    Circle of life, I guess.
     
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    Funny, I said at the time, damn leaf. Frunk issue compliments of Nissan. That’s all it was though. A leaf right near the latch.
     
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    So a leaf/debris in the latch caused all this - glad to hear it's resolved
     

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