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Liftgate opens by itself

About a year ago, the liftgate on our 2012 Overland starting mysteriously opening by itself…this has happened with the door locked…park the car in the garage, lock it, come out the next morning and the liftgate is open (it's happened in several other places too)...I try pressing the open/close button in the rear and it seems disabled, so have to close manually (figured it was open too long, saw that in a previous post)….the frequency of this occurrence is increasing. The paranoid person that I am smells a software issue, maybe even a hack, I wonder if the UCONNECT is tied into this part of the system...just a thought.

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Re: Liftgate opens by itself

My 2011 Overland has the same problem. It happens a few times a year in various places. No apparent reason. Dealer has no clue.
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Re: Liftgate opens by itself

this vehicle is haunted...this summer the moon roof exploded going 70 mph, lucky we had the interior cover closed so it captured most of the glass...just mentioning it in case you also had same issue...
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Re: Liftgate opens by itself

My cargo hatch behaves normally but the door locks unlock by tthemselves?

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Re: Liftgate opens by itself

It did happen to me and it was one of the remotes.
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Re: Liftgate opens by itself

I just bought a 2013 GC and the liftgate opening spontaneously was there from day1. After some testing, I discovered that it only (and always!) happens when both keyfobs are in close proximity to each other when approaching the car. If I only have one of the keyfobs in hand, and the other at lest 30 feet away, the "ghost" opening of the liftgate doesn't happen with either of the isolated keyfobs. So replacing/reflashing one or both keyfobs may solve the issue. I have an appointment at the dealer to have them check it out since the car is still under warranty. Since this spontaneous opening can and has happened while the car is moving, and items in the rear storage area could fall or be blown out, I have also reported it to NTSB as a potential safety issue. If anyone else has this issue with any year/model, I urge you to do the same.
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