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Rear power door will not close on inclines

Rear power door will not close on any type of even slight incline. Is this normal?
At one point, it completely stopped working for me. Brought it in, had the hinge straightened. Then it broke again, and had a brand new power motor installed. Works now on flat surfaces, but not any incline.

Anyone else have this issue?

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Needs dealer to sort it as its happening here in Australia(Kluger here) but not sure why and not common Dealer should have some clue as bulletins will be eventuating(I work for Toyota in Aus)definately new car warranty

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