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Old 05-31-2013, 01:49 PM   #1
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$300 to open the trunk. .... Nice

Wires went bad going to the trunk and now I have to pay $300 to open my trunk....

First I was surprised there isn't a key backup to open the trunk.....

This sucks. ..... I'm pass the warranty to. ....
I still think it should have been covered because that's not anything that should go out in two years.....

Oh and I have no mods and only the dealer worked on it since I got it. .....
Oh well. ...
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:53 PM   #2
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You couldn't fold the seat down and pull the release?
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:53 PM   #3
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Fold down the rear seat and pull the yellow emergency handle.
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:54 PM   #4
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Pull down the back seats and pull the manual release!
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even if the emergency trunk release is broken, you can crawl into the trunk and unbolt the striker from the trunk lid and open it after..
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I think he's talking about the repair.
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Reminds me of an employee I had that was freaking out when her FOB remote opener wouldn't work. Took her a minute to figure out she could open her door w/ the key.

Edit: Yep - sorry - I agree he's talking about the repair cost.

Second Edit: If you've only had your car serviced that that dealer & depending how far over you are on your b2b coverage it seems they should give you a better deal on fixing. My mom talked her dealer into fixing her AC well past b2b coverage by showing the service manager all her receipts for all the business she'd given them.
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You couldn't fold the seat down and pull the release?
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Fold down the rear seat and pull the yellow emergency handle.
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Pull down the back seats and pull the manual release!
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even if the emergency trunk release is broken, you can crawl into the trunk and unbolt the striker from the trunk lid and open it after..
lmao, so you want him to do this every single time he wants to open his trunk?
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Ohhhhh, repair. Gotcha! I'd still take it to the dealership to see if they'll cover it. Its still worth a shot!
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I think he's talking about the repair.
That's not what he said: "$300 to open the trunk..."

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Old 05-31-2013, 02:43 PM   #11
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That's not what he said: "$300 to open the trunk..."

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if headlines were literal, the world would have ended a long time ago. lol you have to read the first post.
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if headlines were literal, the world would have ended a long time ago. lol you have to read the first post.
I did read it. It said: "Wires went bad going to the trunk and now I have to pay $300 to open my trunk....", which is also incorrect. To open the trunk, drop the back seat, crawl into the trunk, pull the emergency release thing. Bingo! Trunk open!

Fixing the trunk latch/wires is a totally different problem.

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I did read it. It said: "Wires went bad going to the trunk and now I have to pay $300 to open my trunk....", which is also incorrect. To open the trunk, drop the back seat, crawl into the trunk, pull the emergency release thing. Bingo! Trunk open!

Fixing the trunk latch/wires is a totally different problem.

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Wires went bad going to the trunk and now I have to pay $300 to open my trunk....

First I was surprised there isn't a key backup to open the trunk.....

This sucks. ..... I'm pass the warranty to. ....
I still think it should have been covered because that's not anything that should go out in two years.....

Oh and I have no mods and only the dealer worked on it since I got it. .....
Oh well. ...
Someone isn't familiar with logical reasoning and coming to their own conclusion. Seeing as how he said "not anything that should go out in two years", leads you to believe that the wires he previously talked about going bad, won't magically fix itself.

So yes, if you think he should open his trunk through the emergency release, every time he wants to open his trunk, you are correct. But it's really not hard to understand he meant it cost $300 to fix the electrical problem to his trunk release button...
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I did read it. It said: "Wires went bad going to the trunk and now I have to pay $300 to open my trunk....", which is also incorrect. To open the trunk, drop the back seat, crawl into the trunk, pull the emergency release thing. Bingo! Trunk open!

Fixing the trunk latch/wires is a totally different problem.

Words still mean things.
no, it's the same problem. seeing as how that's the cause of not being able to open his trunk...
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Old 05-31-2013, 03:06 PM   #15
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I got a call into GM because I feel that is a defect
And yes we know about the release valve but even that says not to keep using it
Besides trying to squeeze back there in suit and tie just to open the trunk every day

NOT.....
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Wires went bad going to the trunk and now I have to pay $300 to open my trunk....

First I was surprised there isn't a key backup to open the trunk.....

This sucks. ..... I'm pass the warranty to. ....
I still think it should have been covered because that's not anything that should go out in two years.....

Oh and I have no mods and only the dealer worked on it since I got it. .....
Oh well. ...
Hello Baltimorejohn1,

Sorry to learn about the bad news with your trunk. Have you had the opportunity to visit a dealer on this issue or was this quoted by a locksmith? Also, could you send me your VIN and current mileage? I will see what other information I may have available.

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Wires went bad going to the trunk and now I have to pay $300 to open my trunk....

First I was surprised there isn't a key backup to open the trunk.....

This sucks. ..... I'm pass the warranty to. ....
I still think it should have been covered because that's not anything that should go out in two years.....

Oh and I have no mods and only the dealer worked on it since I got it. .....
Oh well. ...
How many miles? and when was it purchased?

If you're close and you ask nicely, just plead the case of "look, i'm barely past by warranty. This isn't something that should happen this soon, is there anything you can do to help out of good faith?"

If that doesn't work, run it up the ladder and call GM support. Just be friendly (at least the beginning).

I had warranty work done on my Corvette that was over a year past warranty. They did it because the car was still low mileage and GM is going to pay them back anyways.
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:55 PM   #18
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That's not what he said: "$300 to open the trunk..."

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Sorry to learn about the bad news with your trunk. Have you had the opportunity to visit a dealer on this issue or was this quoted by a locksmith? Also, could you send me your VIN and current mileage? I will see what other information I may have available.

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Thanks for reaching out to me.....

Yes the work has been done and I'm awaiting word whether GM will determine it to be a defect......

Pohanka Chevrolet did the work......
GM said they will give me an answer in 24 hours.....
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:47 PM   #20
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If the wires went bad, it's best to spend the $300 to get it fixed than for it to possibly cause more problems for your car down the road.
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:20 AM   #22
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Yeah that's a tough one to try and suck up. You need access that's no doubt. $300 is pretty steep so hopefully GM does you right or at least offers to split the cost either on the parts or labor if it's just out of warranty.

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Wires don't just go bad. Unless you had/have an issue with rodents or cockroaches eating the wires, it would probably be the trunk relay in the fuse box (pull and replace like a fuse) or maybe even the solenoid in the trunk. Trunk relay shouldn't be more than about $50. $300 seems ridiculously high to fix this issue.
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Thanks for reaching out to me.....

Yes the work has been done and I'm awaiting word whether GM will determine it to be a defect......

Pohanka Chevrolet did the work......
GM said they will give me an answer in 24 hours.....
Baltimorjohn1, thank you for the information provided. I also responded to your private message and will remain in contact with you there to monitor the progress on this issue.

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no, it's the same problem.
No, it isn't. But that's okay. I can see you don't take the written word literally, and that's okay. Most people don't these days. It's why there is such a serious lack of meaningful communication in the world.

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