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The hatchback/boot door tends to open itself on occasions and also be difficult to shut

Why does the hatchback/boot door unlock itself and be difficult to shut--is it an electrical fault or mechanical fault

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I suspect that the problem is a badly adjusted latch mechanism.. Try that first. Make sure that any cable opening or electric opening latch is properly locking

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