UNEXPECTED LIFTGATE CLOSING

Latches/Locks/Linkages:Hatchback/Liftgate:Lock
Structure:Body:Hatchback/Liftgate
Structure:Body:Hatchback/Liftgate:Hinge And Attachments
Structure:Body:Hatchback/Liftgate:Support Device

Summary
The liftgate gas struts for the subject vehicles may have damaged gas seals that allow the liftgate to drop unexpectedly.the rates for complaints, alleged injuries and warranty claims are higher for vehicles with the power liftgate option.the power liftgate may automatically power-close at the completion of a power-open command without input from the operator.some owners are caught unaware of the power-close operation while under the rear liftgate door.ODI has upgraded the investigation to an engineering analysis (EA06-020) and modified the scope to include only the subject vehicles with the power liftgate option.
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Date Opened
AUG 02, 2006
Date Closed
DEC 01, 2006
NHTSA Recall #
No recall issued
  • Status:
    CLOSED
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