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This has happened twice now. I use key fob to release trunk lid, walk out to lift trunk lid and the car alarm starts honking. Key fob is not on me, but just 10 feet away in the house.

I've done this many times before w/o the alarm going off.

What would be sensitive enough for the alarm to engage?
 

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Is it windy out? My 16 would do that in the grocery store parking when it was windy. It's like the lid would get pushed down just enough to make it think it was closed, but was not. Open the trunk, and boom, horn is blaring.
 

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Following. My 2016 has done this twice.
 

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Is it windy out? My 16 would do that in the grocery store parking when it was windy. It's like the lid would get pushed down just enough to make it think it was closed, but was not. Open the trunk, and boom, horn is blaring.
There was no wind to speak of (less than 5 mph). But, perhaps the mechanism didn't fully release for some reason.

Guess I can clean/lubricate the moving parts and hope that corrects it.
 

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Had it happen on my 18 before. Seems I may have left it too long and when I lifted it, the alarm went off.
It was horrible at 3 am. Either way, I unlock the car now if I am going to wait a minute before I open the trunk.
 

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That I can understand. I don't know how long "is too long"? For me, it was less than 10 seconds.

Glad to hear other's experience........now I'll be more cautious.
 

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That I can understand. I don't know how long "is too long"? For me, it was less than 10 seconds.

Glad to hear other's experience........now I'll be more cautious.
Mine was seconds both times too.


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I just had this happen to me for the first time about a week ago on my 2013. I have never had an issue with popping the trunk WITHOUT unlocking the doors. Hasn’t happened again since that random time, but I guess I’ll see.
 
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