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post #1 of 4 Old 04-23-2013, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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Rear hatch won't lock

I've searched here and Google and can't find an answer. The liftgate won't lock with either the remote or the switch on the door. All 4 doors lock and the rear glass locks but not the hatch. It's a new (to me) car so I can have it fixed under warranty but I'd like to go to the dealer with some information in hand. Has anyone had this problem?

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post #2 of 4 Old 07-24-2014, 09:16 AM
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same thing has happened to my Libby. After about two weeks, however, the liftgate now will not unlock. I cannot even open my tailgate. I am taking it on a trip next week and it would be great to access my suitcases and all from the rear side of the vehicle, not through the back doors with the seats down. I also tend to carry tools and furniture and hockey sticks and I have not been able to do that easily either.

I am going to try the "emergency access" button/lever/whatever for now before I take it in. Unless anybody has any advice or ideas on what is wrong.
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post #3 of 4 Old 07-25-2014, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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FWIW, mine still will not lock consistently. I have had it "fixed" and soon after it was out of whack again. I guess they had to adjust the latch so it would lock properly... it lasted only a short time though. What I have noticed is that it did eventually "fix" itself... for the past few months it has been locked when appropriate when I have checked it. I don't often use the hatch (mostly I use the rear window) and when I do it is usually only when the car should be unlocked. Good luck with yours and report back if you find a solution.
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post #4 of 4 Old 07-26-2014, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by mazza
same thing has happened to my Libby. After about two weeks, however, the liftgate now will not unlock. I cannot even open my tailgate. I am taking it on a trip next week and it would be great to access my suitcases and all from the rear side of the vehicle, not through the back doors with the seats down. I also tend to carry tools and furniture and hockey sticks and I have not been able to do that easily either. I am going to try the "emergency access" button/lever/whatever for now before I take it in. Unless anybody has any advice or ideas on what is wrong.
Mine has been sticking a lot lately. I was using the emergency access, and I finally just gave up. I'm pretty sure that it is just going bad and needs to be replaced.
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