I had a new thought on this matter of the trunk opening on its own. The best solution would of course be to figure out why it happens and correct it. If this continues to be too difficult for the engineers to fathom - and the problem is in fact being seen in many vehicles, here is another idea. I noticed while out for a walk today that many vehicles still have keyholes in their trunks, and not just ancient model vehicles. What could be done is add a trunk keyhole for new vehicles with a manual locking mechanism. It would operate like a secondary deadbolt on the door of a house - totally optional. If the person wanted to engage it, he would have to manually turn the key in the trunk keyhole - same as like engaging a deadbolt for the house, and reverse the process to unlock it. Leave the trunk electronics totally alone. For those who don't have the trunk lifting on its own problem, they could use the trunk exactly as they do now. This extra lock could also serve, like a house deadbolt, as an extra security measure in general or maybe for valet parking, for example, if you didn't want to give access to the trunk, when handing over the RKE transmitter. When engaged, the trunk would be unable to lift at all - problem solved - very simply and inexpensively. Currently, in my Regals, there is no method to unlock the trunk other than electronic or crawling into the trunk from inside the car, after lowering the back seat and pulling the emergency trunk escape handle.
Last edited by jlc8404; 05-25-2013 at 02:57 PM.