Maladjusted rear tailgate will cause rear hatch light to come on on Honda Element

A rear tailgate out of adjustment can cause the rear hatch light to come on. Adjusting the tailgate will repair this issue.
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Average mileage: 42,280 (34,560–50,000)
8 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, more2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
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need adjusting procedure for tailgate
2004 Honda Element 50,000 mi,
striker plates were moved now warning light remains on need adj procedure for strikers?
2010 Honda Element 34,560 mi,
Tailgate will open but when I try to close it, the electronic motor will not work making the tailgate rattle. Very frustrating.