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watchdog507 01-12-2012 03:00 PM

Rear Tailgate Power Lock Unlock Issue
It seems that the button on the rear tailgate that unlocks and locks my JGC Overland has stopped functioning. In the past it worked more that it didn't. Right now it does nothing. Is there any way to user reset this? Or are we off to the dealer?

77Cherokee 01-12-2012 05:12 PM

Re: Rear Tailgate Power Lock Unlock Issue
The liftgate lock button is tied into the computer along with all the other locks. If they are working you may have a loose connection or bad switch.

azzolij 01-12-2012 07:06 PM

Re: Rear Tailgate Power Lock Unlock Issue
Mine went bad about 3 weeks ago. My dealer checked it out and determined that the button was bad so they ended up ordering a new one which I'm going to have installed tomorrow.

vitk 01-16-2012 04:06 PM

Re: Rear Tailgate Power Lock Unlock Issue
i've noticed for me it works all the time if keyfob is alone in the pocket and giving problems when i have it together with some other keys, just one thing to see befor taking it to dealer

GTREVINOWK2 01-16-2012 09:40 PM

Re: Rear Tailgate Power Lock Unlock Issue
I was going to post same thing rear gate button seems to be very Sensitive to where i have the keyfob... If keyfob is alone in front pocket or in one hand meand button will work. If keyfob in rearpocket or withother keys or in wife's purse rear button will not work.... Issue seems exclusive to rear gate button

PECo 01-17-2012 12:04 AM

Re: Rear Tailgate Power Lock Unlock Issue
Your keyfob has to be pretty close to the liftgate, within three feet according to the 2012 Owner's Manual, for the button on the liftgate to unlock the doors.

watchdog507 01-18-2012 11:20 AM

Re: Rear Tailgate Power Lock Unlock Issue
The defect is getting even stranger. Sometimes when I'm behind the tailgate the locks cycle on and off without me even touching the button. My guess is the the mechanism in the back button is sticking. It's almost funny to listen to it go wacky. Definitely needs a dealer visit soon.

JeepGuy89 02-15-2013 11:05 AM

Re: Rear Tailgate Power Lock Unlock Issue
Similar issues as well here with my 2011. My rear hatch is about a 50/50 shot on locking. Been going on for about 8 months now. It doesn't make any difference locking the car by using they key fob, the touch sensors, or the inside door lock/unlock buttons- either way you do it, still same 50/50 shot of it locking. Has spent many of many days at the dealership. In Jan alone they had it for 22 days. Still cant figure out why it wont work correctly. They have replaced the TIPM, the hatch lock actuator 3 times now, Also drivers door handle as well as the hatch sensor. Getting nowhere with Chrysler!! Any sugguestions....

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