If you identify a noise on your vehicle, you are right to be aware of it and take it seriously, although it is plausible that nothing serious will results, it is also plausible that it is the signal of a more important restoration. A noise that comes out in the trunk of your Vauxkhall Moka is luckily more a sign of a small manipulation or service, rather than a complex one. To help you in your research, we have decided to produce this article to present you with the most likely solutions to your issue. First we will see that this trunk noise on your Vauxkhall Moka can come from accumulated dirt, the issue can also come from a loose lock and finally, it can even come from a simple rivet that sits inside your bumper.trunk-noise-vauxkhall-moka

Noise in the trunk Vauxkhall Moka : Accumulated dirt that triggers poor closing

We will therefore begin with a trunk noise on your Vauxkhall Moka caused by dirt accumulated on your joints, lock for example. In fact, it is plausible 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 issue 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 Vauxkhall Moka, examine 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 improvement. If this is not the case, continue to the other hypotheses that will probably give a solution. It is plausible however that you have a trunk noise on your Vauxkhall Moka that is related to other origins such as shock absorbers, do not hesitate to read this article on the noises at the back of a Vauxkhall Moka.

Noise in the trunk of my Vauxkhall Moka : Loose lock, clicking noise

Second possibility, you may also, over time, knowledge a locking system that has taken up some play. And this is one of the most likely possibilities. In fact, knowing a trunk noise on your Vauxkhall Moka is very frequently related to this issue. Different solutions are available to you according to the level of play you have with your lock. The first is that sometimes the offset is minimal and a simple greasing of the mechanism with thick grease is enough to solve the issue. Secondly, it is also plausible 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 take off the cover that will allow 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 connection with the trunk lock. If after examining the trunk of your Vauxkhall Moka closes badly, it means that you have moved it too far, repeat the procedure by pushing the striker less.

Noise in my trunk Vauxkhall Moka : Rivet following plate change in the trunk/ bumper

Finally, one of the last possibilities. It is that following a license plate change you were unlucky and that a piece of rivet fell behind your plate. In fact, when a plate swap is done, to take off the old one the process used is to drill the existing rivets in order to put out 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 create an annoying noise. To check that it is this problem you are experiencing, and that you have a trunk noise on your Vauxkhall Moka 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 case, you will have to take out the linings from the trunk to remove it. Finally, if it is your bumper, it is in this rarer and more unpleasant case, you will have to take off the bumper to remove the bits of rivet that are running around.