Porsche Panamera: Trunk Won’t Open! What Now?

Having your car’s trunk stuck or broken is a nightmare!

We don’t know about you, but we use our car trunks for essential things, like groceries or car accessories.

There are, as per usual, several things that can cause your Panamera’s trunk not to open, and we will discuss them in this article. 

In this article, you will find what the causes are and what you can do to get rid of the problem. After dealing with this inconvenience, make sure to load your car trunk for celebration! Let’s go!

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What is The Most Common Problem With The Trunk In Panamera Vehicles? 

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When you overfill your Panamera’s trunk, it’s pretty standard for an object to jam the trunk lock, preventing you from opening it normally. 

Although this is less of a concern than having the boot locked in the open position, it may prevent you from emptying your load.

Also, suppose you have a central locking issue and cannot unlock your car’s doors.

In that case, the second alternative is to open the boot of your Porsche Panamera from within the passenger compartment. 

What Else Can Cause The Trunk To Lock Or Get Stuck? 

As mentioned above, several things can cause the malfunction of the trunk doors. 

A Broken Latch

A latch is actually a clasp that permits your trunk to close.

The trunk latch works similarly to the latch on your door or seatbelt.

The trunk and the car’s frame each have a connecting unit, and when you close the trunk, the two components lock together, firmly closing the trunk. 

The lock on the trunk door releases when you open it, allowing the door to unhinge.

However, this latch may lose its capacity to release if it is damaged when you’ve closed the trunk before. 

Also, if your Panamera absorbs a hit near the trunk, this is quite likely to happen. You won’t be able to open your Panamera’s trunk if your latch fails.

Keep reading for more information!

A Broken Trunk Cable

Some vehicles lack a trunk handle and rely only on a lever in the cockpit (or a switch on the keys) to open the trunk. 

In this situation, you release the latch by pushing on a trigger (typically near the driver’s seat) that reaches the trunk latch through a cable rather than pulling on a trunk handle. 

You won’t be able to open the back of your Panamera if this cable breaks.

That is because there is no contact between the car’s trunk lock and the trunk opening lever.

A Broken Lock Actuator

The lock actuator controls your trunk lock. 

When you secure the trunk, a little motor with gears shifts, preventing the latch from releasing the door. 

The trunk latch will be unable to lock or unlock if this motor fails.

Failed Locking Mechanism

When you press the box lock button on your car keys or inside your vehicle, it signals to the actuator, which locks the doors and trunk. 

If this button does not lock any of the doors, the power in the button is most likely dead, or the button is defective.

If the key locks the doors but not the trunk, the actuator is most likely to blame.

How to Access The Trunk From Inside?

If something from the above happens, there is a possibility you won’t have access to your trunk at all before someone fixes it. 

But you have stuff inside, and you need it to be open? Here are some tips. 

The most straightforward technique is to press down hard on the boot while keeping the opening button pressed.

If this doesn’t work, attempt side jerks to unclog the opening. 

To effectively open it, you’ll need to apply some force and energy to the jerks, but not to the point of damaging your Porsche Panamera’s bodywork.

Also, it’s worth noting that most car models have an emergency trunk-opening mechanism built in. 

Although it is not certain that your Porsche Panamera is equipped with it, depending on model and year, these are the two possibilities that you may discover on your model.

Keep reading for more information!

Emergency lever

The manufacturer has explored some Porsche Panamera models, including an emergency lever. 

You have to pull it to open the trunk box from the passenger cabin; however, this will depend on your vehicle’s choices.

To do so, keep an eye out for it in the trunk’s internal panel.

Pull the Closing Cable

If the cable for the trunk lock’s opening mechanism becomes stuck in your Porsche Panamera, you may pull in the opposite direction.

That motion will open the lock and concurrently push the trunk outwards to open it.


There you go! Hopefully, you’ve found the answer to your question. 

No matter how small it might seem, this problem is actually really stressful. 

The same thing happened to us, in the summer, with all the stuff for the beach. Guess who didn’t take a visit to the beach that day?

Frequently Asked Questions

If you didn’t find the right information above, maybe this section will answer those questions. 

How Can You Unlock A Panamera If The Battery Is Dead?

This is a tricky situation. We already have some answers in the text above, but take a quick look at this video for some ideas. 

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