Tailgate Malfunctions Opening or Closing on Saab 9-7x

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

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Average mileage: 84,610 (33,000–153,000)
4 model years affected: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
24 people reported this problem
13 people shared problem details
2007 Saab 9-7x48,500
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.
2008 Saab 9-7x84,000
The tail gate started staying locked sporatically now it wont open at all. You can hear it lock and unlock but it wont open.
2005 Saab 9-7x33,000
rear hatch lid just started dropping on its own. It happens intermittently.
2007 Saab 9-7x125,000
Tailgate won't latch close. Has not been fixed.
2008 Saab 9-7x91,000
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.
2008 Saab 9-7x80,000
all of the latch seems to be rusty so i will try WD40 first and go from there
2007 Saab 9-7x153,000
Liftgate suddenly stopped opening and won't unlatch despite locking and unlocking the car. Soon after the window latch started doing the same thing.
2008 Saab 9-7x50,000
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.
2007 Saab 9-7x79,845
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.
2007 Saab 9-7x45,000
Rear gate hatch will not open. Hoping to find a solution.
2008 Saab 9-7x80,000
Same as others no fix. eventually opens
Increasingly the tailgate began to stick until it became almost impossible to open. No solution as yet.
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