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Old 05-14-2014, 08:26 AM
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Does anyone know if there is a "timeout" on the power liftgate on the TH? Power function works fine going up, works fine going down if done within a few minutes but after those few minutes the power down does not work, I have to bring it down by hand until it catches and then the power lock fuction works and pulls it into the lock position. My 2014 GC does not seem to time out like this and the power function works regardless of time with gate open. I can not find anyhitng in the book pertainin g to this subject. Love the car! Thanks
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:45 AM
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Does anyone know if there is a "timeout" on the power liftgate on the TH? Power function works fine going up, works fine going down if done within a few minutes but after those few minutes the power down does not work, I have to bring it down by hand until it catches and then the power lock fuction works and pulls it into the lock position. My 2014 GC does not seem to time out like this and the power function works regardless of time with gate open. I can not find anyhitng in the book pertainin g to this subject. Love the car! Thanks
Yes, there is a time out in the lift gate. It talks about it in the full manual. I don't think it is in the user's guide that comes with the vehicle. I think it says says it is a safety feature.
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Re: power liftgate

As macfan said - pasted from the on-line 5th edition owner's manual:

If liftgate is left open for an extended period of time,
the liftgate may need to be closed manually to reset
power liftgate functionality.
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Re: power liftgate

I'll be darn, I guess mine has never timed out. How long are we talking here? I'm sure mine has be left open 10 minutes or so and still worked.
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I'll be darn, I guess mine has never timed out. How long are we talking here? I'm sure mine has be left open 10 minutes or so and still worked.
Mine cuts out somewhere after being open between 20 and 30 minutes.
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Re: power liftgate

Mine "times out" much sooner than 10-15 mins. i think mine may be saging down some or not always going up all the way to triger the switich. next time it does it I am going to push up a little to see if it triggers the switch. ths.
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As macfan said - pasted from the on-line 5th edition owner's manual:

If liftgate is left open for an extended period of time,
the liftgate may need to be closed manually to reset
power liftgate functionality.
That exact same wording is in the Grand Cherokee Owners Manual 7th Edition

If liftgate is left open for an extended period of time,
the liftgate may need to be closed manually to reset
power liftgate functionality.

I've walked off and left it open, ate lunch, had a cuppa, left it open another couple hour to dry interior, came back and hit the button and it closed all by itself after having been open for over 4 hours...
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