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The back hatch won't open. When you pull on the latch it doesn't seem to be doing anything. Also, one set of keys will no longer go in far enough to lock the doors. The other set works fine. I had been using the set (that won't work now) for my everyday keys and they just stopped working. There is no visible difference between the two sets of keys.

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Rear Hatch:I have the same problem. The mechanic told me the latch pin for the rear gate has rusted and needs to be replaced. Since the corrosion warranty was only 3 years (shows how much faith suzuki has in their cars), you have to climb into the rear of the car, pull/bend the rear gate door panel back and lube the latch pin with WD-40 or a strong penetrating oil of some sort. Once you open the door remove the door panel until you can replace the latch pin (or whatever part has rusted or you will get to repeat this lovely procedure again). Best of luck.
Key: The key is another fun quark about Suzuki, they make their keys longer so you have to pay the dealer $20 to have a replacement key made, Wal-Mart & Ace do not carry a key that long (although I have not checked auto zone or checker). But you can cut the sides of the key to make it fit but this can be risky so be careful, if you have little experience with a metal saw just pay the $20 for a replacement key because its not worth the risk of losing a finger for a silly key.

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