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      01-11-2013, 11:41 PM   #1
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Trunk latch issue? Do you have to SLAM your trunk shut?

I'd like to learn from the folks here whether you've found it necessary to really give your trunk a hard slam for it latch shut?

I've often found that upon swinging the lid shut with even moderately firm amount of force, it doesn't latch and just starts lifting again. I've had to slam it pretty hard for it to latch and stay shut.

Is this normal for other F30 owners out there? I'd like to get a sense of whether this is something I should take it to have looked at.

Thanks!
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Do you have any obstructions in the way of the latch? Check the bottom side and the trunk side latch for debris or damage?

Normally a moderate shove to close does it. I find if you are too gentle it won't close at least for me.

Good luck.
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      01-11-2013, 11:55 PM   #3
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at first it always took 2 tries to shut it, im used to it now
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I slam. It heavier than the e90 trunk? Same weight as my 5er trunk though
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Same here. My wife, being somewhat height challenged, has some trouble getting it closed. We were starting to wonder if there was a problem with the latch.
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put your hand in the middle of the trunk lid and close with force
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I'd like to learn from the folks here whether you've found it necessary to really give your trunk a hard slam for it latch shut?

I've often found that upon swinging the lid shut with even moderately firm amount of force, it doesn't latch and just starts lifting again. I've had to slam it pretty hard for it to latch and stay shut.

Is this normal for other F30 owners out there? I'd like to get a sense of whether this is something I should take it to have looked at.

Thanks!
I have literally been thinking the same thing for ages. I have to shut it with much more force than i feel comfortable with, much more force is required than in my x3.
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Yes I have noticed that it needs a good slam to close. Definitely needs more force than my old E90 did, although that's expected since the F30 uses a hinged design vs. the struts in the E90.
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I'd like to learn from the folks here whether you've found it necessary to really give your trunk a hard slam for it latch shut?

Is this normal for other F30 owners out there?
I think it's normal, yes. I genuinely noticed it needed a little more strength to close than my previous car and i'm still getting used to it. Does seem you need to 'slam' it more than you think. I use the indents on the inside of the boot lid to close it - i imagine it's easier to put your hand on top of the lid if you struggle.
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Close it firmly and dont overthink lol
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So, so far we've determined we need to slam the trunk and slam the hood (another thread) to get them to close. Eh - at least the doors seem to close without slamming them.
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So, so far we've determined we need to slam the trunk and slam the hood (another thread) to get them to close. Eh - at least the doors seem to close without slamming them.
Good shout - the doors produce a great sound closing and as you say, are pretty smooth.
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normal....and odd for sure.
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Mine did the same. The force required ended up destroying the backligt housing, which became loose in one corner. I left the car at the dealers for 2 days, and got it back with new housing, and they had also adjusted the trunk so it now shuts with almost no force at all.
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Close it firmly and dont overthink lol
But if we close it too firmly then over time won't the trunk lid fall off and explode?
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But if we close it too firmly then over time won't the trunk lid fall off and explode?
Yes, and after it explodes it would be covered under BMW Ultimate Service for 4 years/50,000 miles.
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Mine did the same. The force required ended up destroying the backligt housing, which became loose in one corner. I left the car at the dealers for 2 days, and got it back with new housing, and they had also adjusted the trunk so it now shuts with almost no force at all.
Thanks very much everyone for the helpful feedback.

Good to know that you had success in getting the latch adjusted. I'll probably ask the dealer to take a look at it when I take it in later for other service.
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i have to slam my trunk AND my doors
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Doors take little effort to close and are pretty solid. Trunk needs to be firm but not overly. I think my F30 trunk takes a little more effort than my old E90's did, though. All in all, the car sounds solid when closing doors/trunk. Not like a tin can.
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doors and trunk i gotta slam em both. i even shut my trunk once thought it was closed got in the drivers seat and began backing out of the parking spot only to be honked at by passing cars. the trunk was wide open...yea was embarrasing moment
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doors and trunk i gotta slam em both. i even shut my trunk once thought it was closed got in the drivers seat and began backing out of the parking spot only to be honked at by passing cars. the trunk was wide open...yea was embarrasing moment
They were probably just honking to say "hey, nice car!"
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But if we close it too firmly then over time won't the trunk lid fall off and explode?
As it gets closes to the 3 years warranty end date.. close it even harder hoping to break it and get a new replacement if so

But in all seriousness mine requires minimal effort to close it, not sure as the f10 boot lid could be heavier thats why we nvr notice
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