Why is it that my 2015 Buick Encore trunk won't open?

I was getting groceries this afternoon, and when I got home, I couldn’t get my trunk open! We had to crawl into the backseat to get everything out. Why won’t my 2015 Buick Encore trunk open?

Find out if you’re getting ripped off on your car insurance in less than two minutes.
No spam · No long forms · No fees
Find savings (100% Free)
rating white
3.5k Ratings
Answer provided by
Melanie Mergen
Answered on Jul 19, 2022
Oh no! There could be a variety of reasons why your 2015 Buick Encore trunk won’t open. Since it sounds like you could open it without a problem at the grocery store, it’s possible something got in the way while it was closing, or it just wasn’t able to latch properly.
Some other possible reasons why your 2015 Buick Encore trunk won’t open include:
  • Faulty liftgate power motor
  • Latch problems
  • Liftgate strut problems
  • Faulty switches
  • Blown fuse(s)
  • Rusted components, or parts that need lubrication
From the inside of your Buick Encore’s cabin, in the cargo area, there is a tab near the liftgate latch that you can remove to manually release the latch, which might allow you to get your liftgate open with the help of someone pulling from the outside.
That said, don’t want try too hard to force open the liftgate—you don’t want to damage any other parts in the process! If you can’t get it open yourself, you’ll probably want to take it to a mechanic, who should have the proper tools to open it up and take a look at the problem.
Hopefully, the solution for you ends up being an easy one! Regardless, if after this ordeal you’re looking for an easy win, consider trying the Jerry app to find better car insurance coverage at an even better rate.
It only takes about 45 seconds to get started in the app, and the average Jerry user saves $800+ per year on car insurance!

Here to save on car and home insurance? Great, you do that. We’ll do everything else.

Sign up in under a minute.
No need to fill out forms or shop around. Sign up in 45 seconds to start saving. Jerry does the rest.
Jerry collects and analyzes your current coverage.
Say hello to Jerry, your new insurance agent. We’ll contact your insurance company, review your current plan, then find the coverage that fits your needs and saves you money.
Get the best options before your renewal.
Jerry does all the picky, busy work by comparing prices and coverage from more than 50+ insurance companies. We compare what we find to your current policy and offer you the three best options before every renewal.

Easiest way to compare and buy car insurance

√
No long forms
√
No spam or unwanted phone calls
√
Quotes from top insurance companies
Find insurance savings — it's 100% free