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Frunk not opening. Latch locked up?!?!?!?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Milin1609, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. Milin1609

    Milin1609 Member

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    Hello, today, I found that my frunk is not being able to open. It does open by FOB, but the latch prevents it from opening. Looks like, the latch is not unlocked. Anyone have any idea, how to open it? Don't want to go to SC for this and waste my time. Appreciated in advance. Happy New Year to all.
     
  2. xkwizit

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    Is the valet mode on?
     
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    No, it is not on valet mode.
     
  4. xkwizit

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    Sometimes the latch times out and locks up. Push the frunk lid down to close completely and then unlock the frunk.
     
  5. Milin1609

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    I did try that. Closed several times and tried to open, but it opens partly, about 2". Can not lift it manually up. Latch still on. Happened for the first time....in 5 months.
     
  6. NikeWings

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    My S did that just once.......It was at night, so I called roadside and they had me power down the car and reboot like a badly behaving PC. ;)
     
  7. Milin1609

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    How do we power down the car?
     
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    One way is to press the two scroll buttons together till the screen goes black.
     
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    Let me try that. Will report in A MINUTE.
     
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    This just happened with my S a couple weeks ago. Service had to replace the latch.
     
  11. Milin1609

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    Tried, but no luck. Thanks anyway..
     
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    Looks like, i have to call SC.
     
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    Bummer......I was hopeful it was just a glitch like mine. FWIW I was instructed to power down via the touchscrren and give it a couple of minutes before pressing the brake to pwer backon. Controls > E-Brake & Power Off > Power Off
     
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    Re-Booting via scroll wheels is not a Power Down. As mentioned above you power down via Touchscreen menu item.
     
  15. EVie'sDad

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    I have found the same glitch, if you unlatch the frunk but leave the hood sit for a minute or more, the latch then blocks the ability to lift the hood completely. I assume this is to prevent accidental it from flying open while driving at highway speeds.

    I too was able to fix it by pressing the unlock feature again, and then immediately lift the hood. But make sure you are not lifting the hood when you attempt to release the latch as this may not allow the latch to move fully out of the way when lifting the hood.
     
  16. davie_100

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    This happened to me on my Model S. Could hear it clicking and frunk seemed like it was in the open position. I did everything... reboot center console, reboot dashboard, fob presses and center console presses. During those fob and center console frunk presses i had someone try both pushing down and pulling up. It finally unlatched. PITA hope it never happens again.
     
  17. Milin1609

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    Thanks guys. I will try to power down from touch screen and report.
     
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    Tried powering down and up from the touchscreen too. but that didn't work either. Must be a faulty latch. Hate to go to SC as they take forever to give appointment and then keep the car for about a week, even for a minimum of work. Thanks a lot for all the inputs.
     

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