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Dirt gets into talegate area and causes latch not to work. after opening one time, tailgate will not 'latch' closed.

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Sorry, but you just have to clean out the dirt.

Posted on Sep 06, 2010

  • prdpeel Sep 07, 2010

    same vechicle, same physical mechanics for doors, yet not a problem latching doors. any idea why the difference?

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