If you pay attention to a noise on your vehicle, you are right to be aware of it and take it seriously, although it is conceivable that nothing critical will occur, it is also conceivable that it is the signal of a more important fix. A noise that shows up in the trunk of your Vauxhall Corsa is luckily more a signal of a small manipulation or repair, rather than a difficult one. To help you in your research, we have decided to write this content page to present you with the most likely solutions to your trouble. First we will see that this trunk noise on your Vauxhall Corsa can come from built up dirt, the trouble can also come from a loose lock and finally, it can even come from a simple rivet that sits inside your bumper.trunk-noise-vauxhall-corsa

Noise in the trunk Vauxhall Corsa : Accumulated dirt that triggers poor closing

We will therefore begin with a trunk noise on your Vauxhall Corsa generated by dirt accumulated on your joints, lock for example. Indeed, it is conceivable that on a vehicle that is already a few years old and whose cleaning is not always a priority or that the roads used are not very clean that dirt accumulates at the trunk gasket. This trouble triggers a poor closure of the trunk and a noise that can sound like a crack. To check if you are in this scenario, open the trunk of your Vauxhall Corsa, verify the condition of the gasket that runs around the entire tailgate and clean it with a wet/soap cloth, dry the whole thing and try to close the trunk and take a dentred road to see the difference. If this is not the case, continue to the other hypotheses that will probably give a solution. It is conceivable however that you have a trunk noise on your Vauxhall Corsa that is connected to other sources such as shock absorbers, do not hesitate to have a look to this content page on the noises at the back of a Vauxhall Corsa.

Noise in the trunk of my Vauxhall Corsa : Loose lock, clicking noise

Second possibility, you may also, over time, encounter a locking system that became loose. And this is one of the most potential alternatives. Indeed, knowing a trunk noise on your Vauxhall Corsa is very often connected to this trouble. Several solutions are available to you according to the level of play you have with your lock. The first is that in some cases the offset is minimal and a simple greasing of the mechanism with thick grease is good enough to solve the issue. Secondly, it is also conceivable that you really have a lot of play on your lock and that each time the trunk “jumps”, in which case you would have to remove the cover that permits access to the lock (inside the trunk). Then, using torx screws, you unscrew the striker attached to the threshold, simply push it back a little towards the inside of the trunk and tighten it again. Don’t forget to check the centering of the striker in regards to the trunk lock. If after looking at the trunk of your Vauxhall Corsa closes badly, it means that you have moved it too far, replicate the procedure by pushing the striker less.

Noise in my trunk Vauxhall Corsa : Rivet following plate swap in the trunk/ bumper

Finally, one of the last possibilities. It is that following a license plate swap you were unlucky and that a piece of rivet fell backside your plate. Indeed, when a plate replacement is done, to take off the old one the strategy used is to drill the existing rivets in order to release the license plate. Sadly, it can happen that part of the rivet falls into the hole of the bumper and it will therefore wander inside the bumper and can induce an annoying noise. To check that it is this problem you are experiencing, and that you have a trunk noise on your Vauxhall Corsa linked to a rivet, you will need to check that it is in the tailgate open it and stir it to distinguish the noise. If this is your situation, you will have to remove the linings from the trunk to remove it. Finally, if it is your bumper, it is in this rarer and more embarrassing situation, you will have to take off the bumper to remove the bits of rivet that are running around.