Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Back lift gate latch stuck in locked position

asked by on

My back lift gate latch is stuck in the locked position

A: Hello, the lift gate latch is released elec...

Hello, the lift gate latch is released electrically, so there is no way to unlock it with the panel in place. The lift gate interior panel must be remove for access to get the lift gate open. Once the lift gate is manually open the system can be tested for power and ground and the latch can be replaced as needed. You may need the aid of a mechanic to disassemble the tailgate to perform test and replace the trunk latch if needed.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Trunk broken

The door latches are a common failure. Each door will need to be separately diagnosed, since they may have different broken pieces. I recommend that you have a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect your door latches, and have...

Q: A violet fluid beneath my truck

Hi and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. I would inspect around the water pump. I have never seen violet colored antifreeze so that's my first caution. If the water pump is leaking that much, you will see and smell it....

Q: How do you turn the Park Aid system on or off?

While not all Fusions are equipped with the Park Aid system, if your car is, then you have an important tool for enhancing your safety. Simply put, the system is designed to give you an audible warning if it detects...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.