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Possible Misaligned Trunk/Issues Closing

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by 640k, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. 640k

    640k Member

    Jul 15, 2019
    Occasionally my trunk will feel like it is difficult to close. Normally the trunk is very free-moving and goes from completely open to closed without any issue, but randomly the trunk will have an issue closing from a completely open position. It feels as if the hinges are "pushing back" when i try to close. Interestingly enough, if I let the trunk go back to completely open, it seems to correct itself.

    My lid does appear to be slightly raised/uneven on the passenger side and the mobile service guy told me they do have procedures for adjusting/special grease available.

    Has anyone else experienced this weird "push back" i'm attempting to describe?
  2. sjc104026

    sjc104026 New Member

    May 10, 2018
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Yeah I have this randomly.

    I can only assume it's the struts seize up - for me it happens for the "first half" of closing (i.e. going from fully open to half-open).

    You can buy after-market struts if it's a total pain - ebay sells them - just make sure the length matches.
  3. GpkTom

    GpkTom Member

    Aug 7, 2019
    Montreal, Canada
    Mine sometimes doesn’t close. They’ve adjusted once already. Might of helped a bit but still tough to close. Have not felt the “push back” you describe however.

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