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It is distressing to learn that at times the Giulia is smarter than I am. Today I went to close the trunk lid or boot for the rest of the world. It would not close. Over and over I dropped it, slammed it, slowly guided it into place. It would not latch. Thoughts of useless, problem prone, good for nothing Italian cars swirled through my mind as I pondered how to drive 30 miles down the freeway to the house with the trunk lid open. Then that marvelous part of the human structure, the brain, pops up and says, heh, idiot where's the key?
 

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It is distressing to learn that at times the Giulia is smarter than I am. Today I went to close the trunk lid or boot for the rest of the world. It would not close. Over and over I dropped it, slammed it, slowly guided it into place. It would not latch. Thoughts of useless, problem prone, good for nothing Italian cars swirled through my mind as I pondered how to drive 30 miles down the freeway to the house with the trunk lid open. Then that marvelous part of the human structure, the brain, pops up and says, heh, idiot where's the key?
this was the first thing i did after buy this car. You are not alone!!
 

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Imagine how you'd have felt if you had locked the car with the key in it.
 
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I read about this on another forum, so I tested it at home. Yup, trunk keeps opening back up. But there is a slight delay, which is what throws you off when it closes, you turn to walk away and it pops back open.
 

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I read about this on another forum, so I tested it at home. Yup, trunk keeps opening back up. But there is a slight delay, which is what throws you off when it closes, you turn to walk away and it pops back open.
Yup, so did I. It's a built in safety thing. I've locked my keys a car once or twice, not a lot of fun regardless of how popular it may seem to be.
 

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First time I ever locked my keys in the car: June 18, 1983. My wedding day, and no; my 1975 Toyota Celica did not pop the door back open for me. I eventually got in with a coat hangar, and made it to the church on time. Yes, we are still married!!
 

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It is distressing to learn that at times the Giulia is smarter than I am. Today I went to close the trunk lid or boot for the rest of the world. It would not close. Over and over I dropped it, slammed it, slowly guided it into place. It would not latch. Thoughts of useless, problem prone, good for nothing Italian cars swirled through my mind as I pondered how to drive 30 miles down the freeway to the house with the trunk lid open. Then that marvelous part of the human structure, the brain, pops up and says, heh, idiot where's the key?
Bob on utube showed us his new 488 does.the same thing for the front trunk. But guess what yesterday my gf called me up saying she locked her key on the trunk of her car. This is second time in last two month! And i drove lovely qv down to the mall for rescue>:)
 

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Yup, so did I. It's a built in safety thing. I've locked my keys a car once or twice, not a lot of fun regardless of how popular it may seem to be.
Alfa Care told us it was a software glitch and it has not happened again since we had a software update.
 
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