Tailgate Malfunctions Opening or Closing on Saab 9-7x

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 94,795 (33,000–155,678)
5 model years affected: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, more2009
37 people reported this problem
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The tail gate started staying locked sporatically now it wont open at all. You can hear it lock and unlock but it wont open.
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.
My liftgate won't open. I can hear the mechanism, but it is remaining locked. I opened it by using the emergency procedure, but then it remained in a locked position while it was open, so I could not close the gate. Once I was able to get the lock to disengage and close it, the same thing happened and it locked immediately.
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.
Liftgate suddenly stopped opening and won't unlatch despite locking and unlocking the car. Soon after the window latch started doing the same thing.
Tailgate won't latch close. Has not been fixed.
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.
Same as others no fix. eventually opens
rear hatch lid just started dropping on its own. It happens intermittently.
Rear gate hatch will not open. Hoping to find a solution.
Increasingly the tailgate began to stick until it became almost impossible to open. No solution as yet.
Rear liftfate not locking or unlock electronically.
The tailgate latch locked and I could not open the tailgate. Once i got it opened the latch didn't catch after that. With the latch not working my vehicle is left unsecure as. So now I have to pay $290 (at the Saab dealership) to have it replaced.
rear trunk or window will not open. hear lock mechanism clicking when attempted. problem not fixed
Rear lacth will not lock
Hatch will not stay open in upright position
Rear hatch will not open all of the time.
all of the latch seems to be rusty so i will try WD40 first and go from there