2006 4Runner Rear Hatch Not Locking

2006 Toyota 4Runner Trunk will not lock. You close the trunk and it attempts to lock but doesn’t latch all the way.

Video below. Any ideas?

Replace the latch.

Make sure there is not a piece of something blocking the latch mechanisim.

this might help
Toyota 4Runner Tailgate Lock Repair Update - YouTube

Try lubing the lock first. If that doesn’t work, consider replacement.