Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Keyless door on hatchback not working.

asked by on

The hatchback keyless door will not operate.

Hello, If the hatchback won’t open with the remote or the interior release button, the most likely problem is in the rear hatch unlock solenoid. I would check all the fuses first, since it might have a dedicated fuse. If the fuse is good, the unlock solenoid will need to be accessed to perform electrical testing. You may need the aid of a mechanic to remove the panel for access and testing.

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!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Keyless door on hatchback not working.

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: I have a 2003 Volkswagen Passat. It makes a hard knocking noise when I break. What could it be?

Your friend could be right. If you hear a single knock each time you hit the brake pedal, that could be rear control arm bushings shifting. It could also be motor mounts. If you are hearing a knocking that repeats...

Q: handle not opening hatchback

If your handle is no longer attached to the door the handle itself is likely broken. I would recommend getting your door inspected by a professional in order to determine the correct replacement parts necessary to repair your vehicle. Once...

Q: Door handle not latching

The door would have to be checked to see if the door handle became disconnected from the latch rod inside the door, or the handle broke off. The only way to be sure is to take the inside door panel...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
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...