Question about 2007 Kia Sportage 2.0
My door did the same. It is the latch spring that is broken. Push the hatch latch to the locked 'return' position, lock the hatch with the keyless entry. unlock with the keyless entry and now the latch will open the hatch. because the spring will not return to the locked position you will need to return it ALL the time. NOTE:: THE REAR HATCH CAN BE CLOSED WITH THE LATCH IN THE OPEN POSITION NOW. THE DOOR IS NOT LATCHED/LOCKED CLOSED. It will cause the hatch open light on the dash when you hit bumps. AND PEOPLE/PETS/STUFF can fall out in transit!! If you are in the US file a report with the NHTSA-very dangerous!!
As for the wiper, clean the door frame contacts with sandpaper.
Posted on Jan 13, 2015
Not sure about your car, but on my Chrysler mini van the same problem happened. The problem was not the motor but the body control module. The unit had 2 relays, but the BCM actualy controls the unit. To replace the BCM was $450. I bypassed the problem by installing an on/off switch inside the car and activated the motor by by passing the BCM at the relay. That was 3 years ago, still works great. Your BCM may be the problem. Check the schematics of the relays and try doing the same.
If you don't have the manuals, your local library has online access to most service manuals that you would have to pay for. Many time you can get access to them through their website if you have a library card. If not, go the library and get full free access to all the major car service manuals for free!
Posted on Jan 01, 2015
frist check your wires and make shore you have power. if your lock still dont work its the power lock motor in that door ok . have a nice day
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
We had the same problem.
I took out the bolts outside, then crawled into the back area of the car, and took a screw driver, and slid it along the inner hatch catch, and found the safety latch and released the hatch. Then I took the inside off, and disconnected the handle device from the inside. It was rusted, and broken. I went to Kia, and bought a new one and reinstalled, after greasing the new one up. Took me a while, but they wanted 280.00 in labor, so it was well worth it.
Just be patient and go slow. A good metric socket set will be the best thing, with a regular and phillips screw driver.
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
there is a splice for fuel injectors at the front of the fuel rail conduit and electric tape will need to be removed to see if it is ok then clean up all engine grounds and ecm grounds on passenger side kick panel if this doesnt help check coils and crank sensor
Posted on Jul 22, 2009
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