For those who have followed my previous post, I stopped trying to fix my 2002 Honda Odyssey and bought a 2015 Hyundai Elantra. Everything about the Hyundai is fine, except the parallel latch releases on the floor to the left of the driver’s seat - the trunk release & the gas cap release. The gas cap doesn’t release unless I “snap” it (pull the lever up, then let it snap back, then pull it up again). The trunk release works fine (although there’s side-to-side give), but the trunk often opens on its own - even when I’m nowhere near the car (neighbors have come to the house many times pointing it out). I always check the trunk when I leave the car, but even though it’s always securely closed & locked, it often simply pops open later. Sometimes it even opens while I’m driving.
Any ideas, experience or knowledge of this dual defect would be appreciated - especially with a fix to try or check. Thanks in advance, folks.