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#4 of 22 Re: Lincoln Navigator 2008 Lift Gate Smashed [jay793]
May 15, 2008 (9:22 pm)
The dealer fixed the door at my expense, almost $2,000 out of my pocket and the door and paint is all scratched up. It has since happened two more times. It appears to be some sort of sensor or switch problem. The dealer claims there is nothing wrong with it. How can that be? It seems like this is a real defect to me. Avoid getting a Navigator with power lift gate if you can get them that way. For that matter, the power running boards are totally uneeded as well.
#5 of 22 Lincoln Navigator power liftgate problems
Aug 26, 2010 (4:30 pm)
#6 of 22 04 power liftgate has a mind of it's own
Sep 29, 2009 (10:47 am)
I have an 04 navigator that has been doing some odd things and before I take it to the dealership I'd like some input (I have a family member who is an ASE mechanic so it would be nice if he could do the work for me)
(I only use the remote to open and close..never manually) when I close it with the remote the liftgate will come down and then go back up..as if something is blocking it (there is nothing there) so I have to close it with the remote and when it gets down to the point where it slows to latch I physically have to push it closed to get it to latch..otherwise I would be in an endless loop of it opening and closing. Sometimes when I get in the car and start it up I will have the "Liftgate ajar" message..so I have to turn off the car, get out open the liftgate and then push it closed at the end of the cycle. There is no rhyme or reason to this happening. There are also times where I will go out to the truch and the lights on the mirrors are on as are the interior lights...so again, open the liftgate and when it gets to the end push it closed.
Randomly there are times that the remote won't work. It won't lock or unlock (Both remotes when this happens) won't open the glass or the liftgate. Then I have to start the car and turn it off. Then the remotes will work. Today the remotes would do everything EXCEPT the liftgate.
Please, for the love of God, help me figure this out. Today my battery died because the lights were on when I went into class and I didn't notice it...needless to say I had to get my battery jumped.
Oh I should mention that we tried the resetting the car battery by disconnecting it.
#7 of 22 Re: 04 power liftgate has a mind of it's own [tkd_mommy]
Dec 04, 2009 (11:21 am)
My '04 navigator does the same thing! now it is to the point where even if i push the liftgate button inside the truck.. the liftgate will not open. the handle on the liftgate isn't opening it either... i have to PULL the liftgate hard to open it then manually shut it with force.
#8 of 22 Re: 04 power liftgate has a mind of it's own [gradysmom]
Jun 20, 2010 (9:08 am)
My 03 Navigator is doing the EXACT same thing, any fixes you guys have found so far? Obviously there were no replies here.
#9 of 22 Re: 04 power liftgate has a mind of it's own [viperhawke]
Jun 20, 2010 (12:38 pm)
I was told by our mechanic that it's a faulty latch...nothing with the sensors so to speak but the latch and this makes sense because whenever something is in the back and it bumps the area where the latch is I get the warning "Liftgate ajar". We have turned off the power lift gate at this point and so far so good in regards to not getting the warning light everytime I turn around!!
#10 of 22 Navigator liftgate and running boards
Aug 26, 2010 (4:30 pm)
I wish i had read this forum before i purchase my navigator. I brought one from the auto auction in jersey city, NJ. The running boards or the lift gate do not work, but they promise to fix the problem. It's been a month and no results. I may have a lawyer look into this problem.
Oct 26, 2006 (4:07 am)
hello group, i bought a 2004 navigator but now im having problems with the power gate . It will open if i pull the handle but for some reason it whont open on its own, but it closes just fine. Can anyone help me out here.
#13 of 22 Re: Power lift gate [angelrosario]
Oct 26, 2006 (5:54 am)
That sounds like a dealer visit. Hopefully it's still under warranty (4 yrs/50K miles).