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My daughter has a 2010 Corolla and the trunk won't stay

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My daughter has a 2010 Corolla and the trunk won't stay closed
JA: What exactly is happening to the trunk?
Customer: she can close it and it pops open while driving
JA: Are you fixing your Corolla yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: She is a college student with no money in Phoenix and I'm in California. We are hoping for any easy fix that she might be able to do herself. The local dealership is quoting $95 just to diagnose.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 2 months ago.

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This can be caused by an electrical issue that is commanding the trunk to be opened or it can be from the latch or striker out of adjustment and not fully locking in place. I recommend she try slamming it with some good pressure right above the latch. If that works then it is an adjustment needed.

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