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2011 Sonata, trunk won't open with the button or the key. In…

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2011 Sonata, trunk won't...

2011 Sonata, trunk won't open with the button or the key. In fact, the key won't even go into the lock.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you tried silicone spray or WD-40?

Yes.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Sonata yourself? What have you tried so far?

WD-40, calling a dealer, checking CarFax to see if there was a rear-end collision (none).

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I think that's it, thanks.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Hyundai
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Hyundai Mechanic: Andrew Martin,
 replied 8 months ago
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If the key actually physically will not go into the lock, I'd recommend replacing the lock cylinder. It can be coded to match the key.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Judging by all the comments I've seen online this seems to be a not-uncommon thing. Seems to be an awful lot of Sonatas having to have new lock cylinders installed. Thanks anyway.
Hyundai Mechanic: Andrew Martin,
 replied 8 months ago

Yeah, see it all the time.

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