The electric trunk latch solenoid can get stuck in the open position making it so the trunk will not latch closed. The diagnosing technician should verify correct electrical connection at the solenoid and check for correct cable routing. The trunk latch most commonly will need to be replaced.
Trunk Will Not Latch Closed on Mercury Sable
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2008 Mercury Sable132,000Visitor
trunk latch not working. Had same problem on 2000 Taurus
2003 Mercury Sable58,000Visitor
Occasionally the trunk pops open. Not too often.
2008 Mercury Sable240,000Visitor
trunk makes loud noise when push switch to open and close
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