Problem Description and Possible Solution
The tailgate latch may stick causing a drain on the battery while the vehicle is parked.
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Average mileage: 66,050 (15,555–177,000)
33 people reported this problem
Rear tail hatch motor burned out apparently. Lift mechanism can be heard working, attempting to open the rear hatch but the gate will not unlock to allow opening except for unlocking manually from the inside. I'm looking for the part number for the new motor online now..
Lift gate didn't close properly, then got stuck and after manually opening from inside it will not not latch. Will begin to reopen. Had to turn off automatic interior lights to avoid battery drain. Have it tethered closed until get in to repair--sounds like it is going to cost about $450. Also caused interior doors to get out of whack in terms of locking. Ugh!!!
Found the battery drained after parking the vehicle in garage for 2 weeks. A problematic rear tailgate latch is causing this! Now, the rear tailgate can be closed manually, but cannot be latched.
The trunk latch stopped workin and the trunk wouldn't shut. Got it towed to the nearest dealer and they kept the car for a few days until they get the approval from the warranty company. By the time they fixed the latch, the battery was drained completely and now the dealer is billing me nearly $500 for the new battery.