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Mitsubishi Trunk Liftgate Won’t Stay Up

If the trunk, liftgate, or hatch on your Mitsubishi refuses to open or stay upright, the support struts are likely worn out and need to be replaced. This guide provides instructions on how to replace the tailgate (trunk) struts on a Mitsubishi.

What you will need

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  • Trunk support struts
  • Flat blade screwdriver
  • Two people


  1. Open the tailgate, and have a friend keep it open. That way, it won’t fall when you remove the struts.
  2. Pry off the covers on the top and bottom of the support struts and remove them, one side at a time.
  3. Install the new struts. They snap right onto the little connectors.
  4. Test them to make sure that the trunk stays open.

Replacing the trunk supports on a Mitsubishi is easy and can be completed in less than 15 minutes.

We hope you find the Mitsubishi Trunk Liftgate Won’t Stay Up guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Mitsubishi.


  • Rushit Hila • ASE Certified

    Rushit Hila, an ASE-certified engineer (G1 Automotive Maintenance and Repair), brings over two decades of hands-on experience in the automotive world to his writing. With a strong educational background, including a Master of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, he has honed his skills and expertise through years of practical work. As a respected authority in the field, Mr. Hila is dedicated to offering insightful and valuable content that resonates with both vehicle owners and mechanics.

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  1. Hi – Thank you for doing these videos, lifesavers for overwhelmed thinkers like me.
    Question – the truck struts you have listed as recommended do not list 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander & I cannot find any that will fit that year. Will these work just the same ?

    1. No, make sure that your model is listed on the product page. If not, try the dealer for the parts. Mitsubishi parts are not too overpriced compared to other makes.