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Q: Tailgate door not opening

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The tailgate door does not open.

A: Hi there. A malfunctioning tailgate handle ...

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 from YourMechanic, can come to your house and diagnose your door issue accordingly.

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