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The rear hatch will not unlock; all other locks work fine

One day the rear hatch lock just quit working. It is stuck in the lock position.

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  • petey61 Jan 26, 2009

    I had the same problem yesterday... too funny, well not really, I can't open the back door or window on my Explorer... what can we do? How do you unlatch the window?

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    I've had that problem on my 98 explorer too. It usually works if I use the key. It somehow catches or releases the lock so the handle works. Good Luck.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    the rear latch will not engage and the hatch won't lock

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There is another person with the same problem. I would check the fuse. Otherwise the lock might be broken (my trunklock is the same way in my mustang).

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