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How does the tailgate work?
The tailgate on the vehicle works much like a door does. The key can lock it and unlock it, and lifting the handle will allow it to open. Tip The tailgate is hinged at the bottom, so when...
How do I remove the tailgate?
A neat feature of the vehicle is the removable tailgate. This feature is really convenient for loading large items into the bed. The tailgate should be open to start out. Lift the tailgate up slightly so that the cable...
What does the Tailgate Open warning light mean?
The Tailgate Open warning light is located on the instrument panel, and will illuminate when the trunk is not properly closed. When the trunk is closed completely, the light will go away. Tip Like all warning lights, the Tailgate Open...
Tailgate door not opening
Hi there. A malfunctioning tailgate handle seems to be your issue. There is linkage connected to the handle that releases the locking mechanism to your latch. A broken linkage or handle can cause this issue. A mechanic, such as one...
Lock on tailgate door doesn't always unlock
Hi there. There are two common causes of lock issues on this vehicle. Most of the time it is because the lock actuator itself is failing. I have had quite a few of these fail and intermittently will not lock...
Camper taillights not working
The first thing to check is for power at the trailer plug on the truck. Use the ground within the plug to check it as well. There might be separate fuses for the trailer lights. If it is ok the...
Tail gate won't release
Hey there. The rods connect to the center control handle using plastic clips and these clips or the handle breaks. You will need to have a mechanic remove the inner tailgate cover to gain access to the latch handle and...
Tailgate glass off track
Hello. If the rear window comes off track it will usually be due to a faulty window regulator. Some parts of the regulator are made of plastic and the plastic parts will deteriorate over time. If the parts are deteriorated...
tailgate open warning light comes on when closed
As the latches wear with use, the switch that turns on and off the light and door ajar gets worn contacts and the latches do not close the switch contact all the way. This is why you can push in...
Tailgate hatch stuck
Hi there. The only way to fix the handle would be to have a certified technician remove the inside panel and inspect the tailgate's mechanism fully. Sometimes, pieces can become misaligned and they just need to be put back together...
Banging under car
Hi. Does it happen during acceleration, deceleration, when turing the wheel, or when just stopped? This information will help determine the source of the noise. This should be looked at soon as possible because it could be a critical component...
Tailgate handle not working properly
The lock actuator is one part to locking system. There is also the latch and the rods or cables that connect the electronic lock actuator to the latch. The rods/cables are locked in place by small plastic clips. If these...
How hard is it to fix the latch on my tailgate?
Hi there, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to offer my insight. The easiness or difficulty of fixing this has a lot to do with what is wrong with it. If the issue is that it will not stay...

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