Notices
C-Class (W204) 2008 - 2014: C180K, C200K, C230, C280, C300, C350, C200CDI, C220CDI, C320CDI

Open Trunk??

 
Old 05-05-2009, 07:00 PM
  #1  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
park423's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 530
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
'14 ML350 GONE-'12 GL450/'10 E550/'10 ML350/'09 C300/'07 ML350/'03 E320
Open Trunk??

I have an 09 C300

Twice now I have come out and found my car with the trunk open. My doors are all locked but the trunk open. I know if I push the trunk open button on my remote, it only opens the trunk but keeps the doors locked, however, I know didn't unknowingly push this button.

Anyone else have this issue?

I really like the car but the longer I have it, the more same old gremlins are showing up (slow reverse, rear wheel brake dust etc)

Thanks
park423 is offline  
Old 05-05-2009, 07:19 PM
  #2  
Junior Member
 
AL_ATC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 43
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
08 W204
it happened to me once, I though I hit the button acidently.
AL_ATC is offline  
Old 05-05-2009, 10:10 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
who8888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Reston, VA
Posts: 328
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
15 E350 4Matic
Originally Posted by park423 View Post
I have an 09 C300

Twice now I have come out and found my car with the trunk open. My doors are all locked but the trunk open. I know if I push the trunk open button on my remote, it only opens the trunk but keeps the doors locked, however, I know didn't unknowingly push this button.

Anyone else have this issue?

I really like the car but the longer I have it, the more same old gremlins are showing up (slow reverse, rear wheel brake dust etc)

Thanks
That is really strange. Never happened to me at all. You sure you butt did not open the trunk like the T-mobile butt calling commercial J/K

I think there is an emergency button(Green) inside the trunk that would pop the trunk open. Maybe that is jammed or activated somehow
who8888 is offline  
Old 05-05-2009, 10:32 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
itcrashed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: East Bay, CA
Posts: 387
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
MB w204 C300 Sport, Audi B7 A4 2.0TQ, Porsche Cayman 981
its happened to be a couple of times...
i keep my keys in my front pocket and when i bend down to to tie my shoes (wearing jeans) i inadvertently squeeze the trunk button. i guess im a fat *** lol
itcrashed is offline  
Old 05-05-2009, 10:33 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: S.Cali, US
Posts: 328
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
2009 C300S 6mt
may i suggest .. wearing baggy jeans? =]
kaku is offline  
Old 05-05-2009, 10:37 PM
  #6  
Super Member
 
jstaneff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Seattle
Posts: 648
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
C-300, XC70, Wrangler
This has been discussed previously. Your pants are too tight. When you bend over, you're pressing the open trunk button.

Happens to me now and again. I have a new nightly routine: look in the garage to see if the trunk is popped!
jstaneff is offline  
Old 05-05-2009, 10:40 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
who8888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Reston, VA
Posts: 328
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
15 E350 4Matic
Originally Posted by jstaneff View Post
This has been discussed previously. Your pants are too tight. When you bend over, you're pressing the open trunk button.

Happens to me now and again. I have a new nightly routine: look in the garage to see if the trunk is popped!
You still have your keys inside your pocket when you are @ Home
who8888 is offline  
Old 05-05-2009, 10:50 PM
  #8  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
park423's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 530
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
'14 ML350 GONE-'12 GL450/'10 E550/'10 ML350/'09 C300/'07 ML350/'03 E320
I wish it was that simple, I don't have my keys in my pocket and i'm pretty far away from car. That's whats strange about this, i wonder if another cars remote frequency is causing my trunk only to pop open, doors stay locked
park423 is offline  
Old 05-06-2009, 12:04 AM
  #9  
RLE
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
RLE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: SEATTLE WASHINGTON USA
Posts: 3,986
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
'08 C300 Lux Barolo Red Beige Leather P2 MM 18" wheels '84 944
Open

Originally Posted by park423 View Post
I wish it was that simple, I don't have my keys in my pocket and i'm pretty far away from car. That's whats strange about this, i wonder if another cars remote frequency is causing my trunk only to pop open, doors stay locked
I think it's you. I too have inadvertently pressed the trunk button when turning the key in the ignition slot. Too many times I've had to jump out and slam the lid closed.
RLE is offline  
Old 05-06-2009, 01:04 PM
  #10  
Super Member
 
jstaneff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Seattle
Posts: 648
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
C-300, XC70, Wrangler
Originally Posted by who8888 View Post
You still have your keys inside your pocket when you are @ Home
Well, you never know when you might need to go somewhere

Yes, sometimes I do that. But it's also true I keep them in a small straw basket and other things get dropped down on top of them. Whoops! The trunk just opened, again!

I think a slide switch would be a better approach ....
jstaneff is offline  
Old 05-06-2009, 01:08 PM
  #11  
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
TB5...'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,005
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
2009 C300 4Matic
ahahhaahh stop wearing those extra smedium pants...

let your nuts breathe!! and in turn you wont crush your remote every time you bend from the hip!
TB5... is offline  
Old 05-06-2009, 06:44 PM
  #12  
Senior Member
 
who8888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Reston, VA
Posts: 328
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
15 E350 4Matic
Originally Posted by park423 View Post
I wish it was that simple, I don't have my keys in my pocket and i'm pretty far away from car. That's whats strange about this, i wonder if another cars remote frequency is causing my trunk only to pop open, doors stay locked
Strange indeed. Ask your SA next time when you are at the shop. Maybe you have a bad trunk latch? Good luck. Hope it does not pop open when you are around town
who8888 is offline  
Old 05-07-2009, 06:26 PM
  #13  
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 127
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
C300 4matic
Originally Posted by park423 View Post
I have an 09 C300

Twice now I have come out and found my car with the trunk open. My doors are all locked but the trunk open. I know if I push the trunk open button on my remote, it only opens the trunk but keeps the doors locked, however, I know didn't unknowingly push this button.

Anyone else have this issue?

I really like the car but the longer I have it, the more same old gremlins are showing up (slow reverse, rear wheel brake dust etc)

Thanks

happened to me as well, my manager came to me and said, why is your trunk opened...I think if you have multiple keys in your pocket, the buttons might get pressed accidentally when you sit down...so far only once tho
Sanjuro Makabe is offline  
Old 05-07-2009, 06:58 PM
  #14  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
park423's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 530
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
'14 ML350 GONE-'12 GL450/'10 E550/'10 ML350/'09 C300/'07 ML350/'03 E320
Originally Posted by TB5... View Post
ahahhaahh stop wearing those extra smedium pants...

let your nuts breathe!! and in turn you wont crush your remote every time you bend from the hip!

Yes, I should try spandex, haha
seriously though, the first time i thought it was me, but i know on the second time, i didn't have my keys on me at all
park423 is offline  
Old 05-07-2009, 10:09 PM
  #15  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 312
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
C350 Elegance
Thumbs up

By what is reported I'd say it's a transient fault occurring when the doors are locked by key. Have it checked next time you go for service (or sooner if you wish). It may be one of those things that is annoying and tough to locate, but they should do it readily.

Cheers. JV
JoeVal is offline  
Old 05-08-2009, 12:52 AM
  #16  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 436
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
2011 E350 4 Matic
It has happened to me before and this while i had laptops in the trunk. Anyway i did bring it to the dealer for a checkup but they couldnt find anything. Since then I keep my keys in the 5th pocket of my jeans or just in my bag. Haven't had any issue since. I am convinced that it is our own doing. Had the same thing happen with my old car (Accord) and that time thieves stole PS2 and bunch of bluetooth headphones
2nice4me is offline  
Old 05-08-2009, 01:34 AM
  #17  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Charlotte NC
Posts: 42
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
2008 C350
yeah this has happen to me a few times... my family owns restaurants so im always leaning over tables and the keys are in my front pocket... im just happy no one ever take anything out my trunk cause i got a lot of things in there!!
deejay_knucklez is offline  
Old 05-08-2009, 08:16 PM
  #18  
Super Member
 
jstaneff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Seattle
Posts: 648
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
C-300, XC70, Wrangler
Originally Posted by JoeVal View Post
By what is reported I'd say it's a transient fault occurring when the doors are locked by key. Have it checked next time you go for service (or sooner if you wish). It may be one of those things that is annoying and tough to locate, but they should do it readily.

Cheers. JV
It's only happened to me in my garage, unlocked. Something is pressing the button, and probably in your pants pocket.
jstaneff is offline  
Old 07-28-2009, 09:51 PM
  #19  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
n/a
Have you tried the spare key? I would be surprised if it didn't work.
If it doesn't then you should absolutely be able to access it by folding down the backseat. Check behind the headrests on the back seats for a lever, button or handle.You may have to pull quite hard but it should work.

gilbert locksmith
marvin-r is offline  
Old 07-28-2009, 11:58 PM
  #20  
Super Member
 
dalazernet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Fairfield, NJ
Posts: 582
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
2008 C300W4
Originally Posted by park423 View Post
I have an 09 C300

Twice now I have come out and found my car with the trunk open. My doors are all locked but the trunk open. I know if I push the trunk open button on my remote, it only opens the trunk but keeps the doors locked, however, I know didn't unknowingly push this button.

Anyone else have this issue?

I really like the car but the longer I have it, the more same old gremlins are showing up (slow reverse, rear wheel brake dust etc)

Thanks
You gotta remember to let the ladies out of the trunk... here in Jersey, I'm sure many would prefer that emergency trunk release to be defeatable, but alas its not ;-)....

As my sales rep said in his pitch, you can fit about two bodies in there...

- Eric
dalazernet is offline  
Old 07-29-2009, 08:10 PM
  #21  
RLE
MBWorld Fanatic!
 
RLE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: SEATTLE WASHINGTON USA
Posts: 3,986
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
'08 C300 Lux Barolo Red Beige Leather P2 MM 18" wheels '84 944
Nope

Originally Posted by marvin-r View Post
Have you tried the spare key? I would be surprised if it didn't work.
If it doesn't then you should absolutely be able to access it by folding down the backseat. Check behind the headrests on the back seats for a lever, button or handle.You may have to pull quite hard but it should work.

gilbert locksmith
The seatback releases are in the trunk.
RLE is offline  
 

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:
You have already rated this thread Rating: Thread Rating: 0 votes,  average.

Quick Reply: Open Trunk??


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: