My 97 golf gl wont start.

Asked by Aug 28, 2016 at 12:10 AM about the 1997 Volkswagen Golf 4 Dr GL Hatchback

Question type: General

Everytime i want to start my car it doesnt, keeps saying the trunk is open and i
hear a clicking sound inside. I have to get out of the car and slam the trunk
several times in order for me to start the car.

4 Answers

22,310

Spray some WD40 into and around the trunk latch.

hey firebird, i tried that and it didnt work. its weird because when i enter the car and try to turn on the car, it wont start and it says the trunk is open when its really closed. so i have to get out and open the trunk and slam it hard. sometimes i have to do this 3 times in order for the car to reconize that its close.

22,310

That usually works but since it did not check to see if latch can be adjusted if not may need a new latch.

im not sure what it is, i get in and turn on the car but doesnt start. keeps saying the trunk is open so i have to slam it to turn on. maybe i might have to take it in.

Your Answer:

Golf

Looking for a Used Golf in your area?

CarGurus has 5,039 nationwide Golf listings starting at $500.

ZIP:

Volkswagen Golf Experts

  • #1
    Jon Kempson
    Reputation
    290
  • #2
    LouB
    Reputation
    210
  • #3
    TransAm77
    Reputation
    160
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen GTI
74 Great Deals out of 6,033 listings starting at $1,999
Used Volkswagen Jetta
443 Great Deals out of 25,303 listings starting at $1,500
Used Volkswagen Passat
337 Great Deals out of 24,404 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Civic
376 Great Deals out of 49,269 listings starting at $1,499
Used BMW 3 Series
867 Great Deals out of 31,428 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford Focus
384 Great Deals out of 80,843 listings starting at $1,300
Used Volkswagen Beetle
106 Great Deals out of 7,244 listings starting at $1,750
Used Honda Accord
566 Great Deals out of 103,985 listings starting at $950
Used Subaru Impreza
176 Great Deals out of 22,048 listings starting at $1,950
Used Audi A3
114 Great Deals out of 6,115 listings starting at $3,750

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Volkswagen Golf For Sale
2,666 listings starting at $16,830
2017 Volkswagen Golf For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 305 listings starting at $12,495
2016 Volkswagen Golf For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 152 listings starting at $10,977
2015 Volkswagen Golf For Sale
23 Great Deals out of 899 listings starting at $6,500
2014 Volkswagen Golf For Sale
112 listings starting at $6,991

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.