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Tailgate was found open on two occasions in two weeks
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Thats what you will need to do is to remove the interior gate panel so you can release the latch. It will come off although a bit difficult with the gate closed, with a little care you can do it without breaking anything. It sounds like possibly a linkage retainer clip broke.
Try pushing in on the gate while turning the release handle in case the latch is in a bind if that dont work remove the panel
Posted on Nov 17, 2009
SOURCE: 1987 Volvo 245 wagon -
Systematically cut it out with a sawzall reciprocating saw.
Cut the post that the latch attaches to when closed, if you can get at it with the blade.
Then, replace the post.
May need a long prybar to open if, simply stuck, while operating the opening button or lever.
Good luck with this replacement of the tail gate.
Posted on Oct 17, 2010
I believe that because your vehicle is relatively new is the reason that the subaru mech wants to use original equipement. He/she also makes a bit more money if they do the work that way.
This is one of those times that you may want to get a second and third opinion, no need for hip replacement when vitamins will do.
The $400 should be spent when you have exhausted all avenues.
Check online for your local subaru forum and ask them for a mech who will probably have more understanding than your current guy...
Hope that helps.
Posted on Feb 10, 2011
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