Car Problem Reports

Saab 9-7x Tailgate Malfunctions Opening or Closing

Saab 9-7x Problem
19 Reports
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Model Years Affected: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Average Mileage: 82,042 mi (45,000 mi - 153,000 mi)


The trunk module can fail causing the tailgate to malfunction when opening or closing.

  • Visitor, , 84,000 mi

    The tail gate started staying locked sporatically now it wont open at all. You can hear it lock and unlock but it wont open.

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  • Visitor, , 48,500 mi

    Rear hatch stopped opening including the rear hatch window. Painful as it malfunctioned when I was arriving back from vacation with my family at the airport. No fix yet.

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  • Visitor, , 153,000 mi

    Liftgate suddenly stopped opening and won't unlatch despite locking and unlocking the car. Soon after the window latch started doing the same thing.

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  • Visitor, , 50,000 mi

    Tailgate just stopped opening, window still opened. Took in for a taillight out & repair shopped somehow got the tailgate to open and then the window didn't open....2 months now gone by and neither opening now. Not fixed yet.

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  • Visitor, , 79,845 mi


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  • John Mit, , 68,000 mi

    Tailgate does not open sometimes. When needing it to open the liftgate does not become unlatched even though you can hear it unlatching. Does not happen all the time.
    Not fixed yet. The rear lift glass does not seem to be affected.

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  • Visitor, , 45,000 mi

    Rear gate hatch will not open. Hoping to find a solution.

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  • Visitor, , 80,000 mi

    Same as others no fix. eventually opens

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  • 2K3C5, , 78,000 mi

    Increasingly the tailgate began to stick until it became almost impossible to open. No solution as yet.

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