2012 fiat 500 sport - hatchback will not stay open by itself

Asked by Jan 25, 2016 at 01:19 PM about the 2012 Fiat 500 Sport

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

After getting a car wash, a couple of days later I realized the hatchback will no longer stay open by itself.  I almost got my head crushed.  Is there a way to reset it?  Why would this happen?

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Is the hatch held up by two hydraulic lift supports, one on either side? They look like thin shocks. If so, it's time to replace them, cheap and you can do it yourself with a small screwdriver and a friend to hold the hatch up.

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Yes! Thank you for the 411! So I just need to order them from the dealership or on-line?

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You can get them at the dealership, online or your local auto parts store.

okay, thank you!

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