Last post on Jun 10, 2013 at 6:35 PM
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#44 of 48 Liftgate Opens on own
Jun 27, 2011 (9:11 pm)
I have a 2007 Ford Expedition EL Limited SUV. It has close to 100,000 miles. Just recently my liftgate will open automatically when the car is turned off or in park. When I try to close the gate within the car, or with the remote it will not close, or will close partially and reopen, I can only keep the door closed if I lock all doors. The handle to manually open the door also does not allow you to open the door. I am trying to find out what kind of issue I am looking at. Has ford issued a recall for any rear liftgate issues? I am dreading the visit to the ford garage however, I am worried about driving my car. I love my Ford. However, I can't afford a major car expense. Can anyone give me an idea of what is wrong?
#45 of 48 Re: Liftgate Opens on own [ngustin]
Sep 30, 2011 (5:46 pm)
I just started having the opposite problem. Its a 2007 expedition and the lift gate will start to open about 6 inches and then closes from remote, inside button and outside handle. When I manually open it and try to close it automatically it seems to try to open even more or does nothing. Any info would be great, Thanks
#46 of 48 Ford explorer 1997 V8
May 19, 2012 (7:40 am)
Had my truck emission tested and it passed except the failed me because the engine light doesn't come on when the key is turned to the on position. I have checked the fuse and it is good. What else can be causing this?
#47 of 48 Re: Rear Hatch Locked Unable to Open [larry715]
Jun 10, 2013 (10:59 am)
Typical reason for this is the cable has broken to the latch mechanism due to possible corrosion. Here is how to get to the main door unlatch cable.
1. Remove the interior plastic handle. (attached with two security screws under handle at center of panel)
2. Remove the two Phillips screws behind the window which holds the interior cover over the rear window wiper blade actuator motor. (plastic screws be gentle getting them out, also remove the plastic grommet they screw into).
3. Pry with two flathead screwdrivers to remove the lower interior trim from under the upper trim.
Caution: There is a plastic sheet between interior panel and door frame. Try not to put holes in this, it is to keep sound from the road reaching the interior cabin.
4. There is approximately 8 clips attached to the lower trim which holds the trim in place. Gently with your hand between the trim and interior door frame pry outward and pull the clips off the door frame. Once all clips are removed the panel can be pulled out.
cable cost: $35 approx.
#48 of 48 Re: Rear Hatch Locked Unable to Open [kbean45371]
Jun 10, 2013 (6:35 pm)
Hopefully since he asked this question 3 years ago it has been solved.