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Trunk Closer Problem?

I can open the trunk from the key and the drivers side door just fine. The trunk closes with the button on the trunk, but I can't close it manually. It's really stiff and when I do get it to slam, it doesn't stay shut. Anyone else have this problem? I just figured that there would be a way to manually close the trunk incase the electric system fails or the trunk closer itselfs breaks. Does this mean that if my trunk closer breaks/fails, I'll have to drive around with an open trunk???Am I doing something wrong?

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That's weird. Could it be a very tight spring? Did it work okay before?

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I think you should definitely be able to close your trunk manually and for the very reason you cited - a failure of the auto-trunk closing mechanism. You have a new car, just take it to the dealer and get a free fix.

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The auto closer on our E500 completely disintegrated. Broken metal, the whole thing. Why ? Not sure, but I think it is because we closed it manually a lot of tiimes. They had to replace the auto closer and the spring and the bracket that attached the trunk to the body!
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5IVE: Check your owner's manual as MB will be very specific about how the lid can be closed.

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