Rear Hatch Won't Open - 2012 FIAT 500 Long-Term Road Test

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2012 Fiat 500 Sport: Rear Hatch Won't Open

March 26, 2012

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I tried to open the rear hatch of our 2012 Fiat 500 this weekend and it wouldn't budge. After confirming it was unlocked I made a second attempt but with the same result. Various combinations of locking and unlocking the doors failed as well. I resorted to climibing inside and lowering the rear seatbacks to get my stuff out.

About an hour later I returned to the Fiat to try once more. The rear hatch opened perfectly. It did so time and again as if nothing happened. That was weird.

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 14,127 miles

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