2002 Kia Sportage Q&A
2002 Kia Sportage Question: How do I clean or replace the tailgate lock mechanism?
Is this a problem that has progressively gotten worse, or is it something that has happened suddenly. If it happened suddenly, take a looka t the latch, it may already be latched. If so, use a screwdriver to pullit out while someone is holding the release handle. - dale45