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    2011 WRX trunk release ?

    Since the car was new, my trunk release used to pop the trunk all the way open to the stops. For the last few days it only opens about 3/4. Am I just nuts, or is this normal in cooler weather?

    Tommy

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    I think that's pretty standard for cooler weather...I have the same issue with my 2011. As long as the latch is releasing it's not a problem with the mechanism...just sort of sticky weatherstripping.

    My problem is with the fuel filler door....son of a b doesn't want to pop open anymore!
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    I don't think my 2011 trunk has ever popped all the way up when opened. My trunk and fuel releases work fine though with minimal effort

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    Thanks for the input, guys! I was begnning to think one of the torsion bars somehow got tweaked when I got the tires swapped for the winter. Good thing you told me it's normal. I would have been out there today removing & rebending them like I used to do with old cars...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElVerde View Post
    My problem is with the fuel filler door....son of a b doesn't want to pop open anymore!
    Same here!

    Started when the weather got cooler. Seems that if I pull up on the lever and hold for a sec it opens a little. I got angry the one day after getting out, checking, walking back, pulling the lever again, checking, going back, pulling the lever....well you get it...after about 4 times i just started to pull it for about a minute straight.....well it worked.

    No worries, i wasn't rough with the pull, just pulled a lot of times...I still love my baby

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    The first time I went to gas up my 2011 hatch, I had trouble getting the fuel door to open. It has worked since. I can't comment on the trunk release, since I don't have a trunk.

    I had a 1995 SHO that I made sure to keep the trunk hinges well lubed. It was good to have the trunk pop completely open with the fob while carrying an armful of crap to throw in there.

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    Hey, my 2011 WRX does the same thing with the fuel door - it just doesn't open any more - first couple fill-ups it worked fine, now it just doesn't open......good thing I had a passenger at the last fill up! I had to go outside and pull the door, while they held the release inside!

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