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Hatchback doesn't unlock on 06 Kia sportqge. Hatchback window does open but the whole hatchback doesn't open. Not sure if it is electronic or mechanical problem

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Can you hear the motor working inside the tailgate for the central locking when you press the eky fob lock / unlock button? if you can then the motor is fine and most likely the mechanism is jammed up. try pushing the tailgate inwaqrds while using the keyfob, this can often take the pressure off the mechanism. if you cannot hear the electric motor in the hatch then it has most likely failed,you should be able to get into the back and remove the trim to get the hatch open.

Get back to me once you have tested for the motor noise and I will send more info



Posted on Jan 01, 2011

  • bilalp2001
    bilalp2001 Nov 30, 2012

    The same problem with my Sportage. But i can hear the unlocking sound. Plz send me some tips. [email protected]

  • Paula Mathis
    Paula Mathis Jan 26, 2016

    mine too!



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