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Soft close Trunk lid wont latch. 2008. Disconnecting then

Customer Question

Soft close Trunk lid wont latch
JA: Have you tried silicone spray or WD-40?
Customer: yes
JA: What is the model/year of your Lexus?
Customer: 2008
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes. disconnecting then reconnecting negative battery terminal
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: it wouldnt open earlier-now it wont shut
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Lexus
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 11 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

If the trunk lid closes correctly but will not latch then a failure of the latch itself would be most likely. It's possible that there could be a striker or trunk lid adjustment issue though.

Have you checked to make sure the latch pawl hasn't rotated to the closed position with the trunk open?