Stuck trunk on Mercedes Vito, what can I do ?

Despite the fact that vehicles are tending to become a lot more compact, one is happy to enjoy a substantial volume of transport on most recent cars. Whether you’re going on holiday, shopping or moving house, the trunk of your Mercedes Vito is a large and very useful space. So, what to do if the trunk of your Mercedes Vito is stuck? This is exactly what we will try to answer today. We will specifically concentrate on closing a blocked safe, but you might discover this content page useful if you can’t close your trunk anymore. In a first step, we will try to find the causes of a trunk locker stuck, and in a second step, how to open the stuck trunck locker from a Mercedes Vito.

Trunk lock Mercedes Vito stuck, why?

So let’s begin our article content with the roots of an Mercedes Vito trunk that get stuck . They can be diverse, nevertheless in most instances it will be the same problems that will be concerned.

Mercedes Vito trunk lock connection wires cut

First explanation for a trunk stuck on Mercedes Vito. It is possible that the wires or wiring harness of your trunk lock might have been severed by force, or because of shocks. This problem causes the outside trunk release handle to not respond and might as well cause problems with your rear lights, which may be connected to the same wiring harness. If you have these two problems and your bulbs are not burnt out (please refer to our content page on changing the bulbs of the rear lights on Mercedes Vito if you don’t know how to verify their condition), there is a good chance that the tailgate of your Mercedes Vito is blocked because of an electrical problem.

Mercedes Vito trunk broken lock

The second possibility of a blocked trunk is that it is the lock of the trunk of your Mercedes Vito that is the trigger of your problem . In reality, it is possible, with time, that it might become blocked or that internal mechanisms may break. In this case, the action of the trunk handle no longer activates the mechanism. You might still notice the activation noise, but not the mechanisms turning.

Something’s jammed in the lock of my Mercedes Vito trunk

Finally, a last possibility, despite the fact that the origin of the issue is usually already established. It is possible that you have something (a bag for example, a jacket, leaves… ) stuck in the lock of your trunk and that this foreign body keeps it in the closed position.

How to open a stuck trunk Mercedes Vito?

Now that we have found out the different reasons for a trunk stuck on Mercedes Vito , we will concentrate on the solutions to open a blocked trunk.

Opening a stuck trunk Mercedes Vito with the inner lock

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First possibility, the trunk lock of your Mercedes Vito is totally blocked, the external handle may be broken, or you may have an electrical problem. In such a case, a solution is offered to you, go through the interior of the vehicle use the internal trunk handle . In actual fact, not everyone is aware of it, but there is an internal mechanism in the trunk that enables you to open it from the inside, you will need to locate a hole (sometimes hidden behind a plastic cover) in the centre of your tailgate in which you can insert a screwdriver and press on the sides to unlock the trunk lock of your Mercedes Vito .

Open trunk stuck Mercedes Vito with a lubricant spray

Second solution. It is possible that, as time passes, dust, the trunk closure of your Mercedes Vito may have jammed , to get rid of it, from inside your car, use degreaser to come clean and lubricate the lock of your Mercedes Vito. This solution might give you the possibility to reoperate your locked trunk.

Open blocked tailgate Mercedes Vito, try to take out the foreign object

Finally, last possibility, it is possible that the trunk of your Mercedes Vito is blocked as a result of a foreign object that got into the lock. In such a case, there are few solutions. It is up to you to take out as many plastic covers as possible from the inside of your car in order to have the most open access possible to the lock and try to remove as many foreign objects as possible from the trunk closure using pliers. If you are unable to open the locked trunk of your Mercedes Vito , we advise you to go to your auto technician who will have the tools and more advanced knowledge to unlock the trunk of your car .

If you have any further questions about the Mercedes Vito, do not hesitate to consult our Mercedes Vito category.