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I have a 02 grand caravan and the latch on the back hatch keeps opening by it self it is electric

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Do you have a remote with a button to unlock the hatch? If you do then perhaps the button is getting pressed while in your pocket, or if you are a lady in your purse. My remote would set off the security alarm every time I bent over to pick something up. I finally had to quit carrying it. Just a thought. You never know about these things.

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