Originally Posted by TomHaxell
Unfortunately Sir, yes mine has just sheared off too also ripping out the wiring harness. I too hope there was enough slack not to have done damage to the wires. I am not happy as mine came crashing down as I was unloading my beautiful rifle. I'm glad the tailgate hit my head and not the rifle since my head will heal up. I am headed to the dealer tomorrow to complain. Also, my 5.7 L V8 is smoking badly, mostly on start up but also on some runs.
Where they able to drill out the sheared off bolt without causing more damage to your car?
Just to be clear your rear gate was all the way up and all of a suden came crashing down while you were unloading items from your rear compartment?
If it was all the way up and it just came crashing down, imagine if a child was standing right under or sitting on your rear bumper and the liftgate came down crashing on this child. I would definately be contacting some legal help in that event.
If it was on it's way up, then I am curios (have not checked) if the owner's manual states you should way until the gate is all the way up and stopped until you aproach to unload.