Report: Tailgate Will Not Open Because Sensor Rod is Too Long
Honda Ridgeline Problem
Average Mileage: 62,000 mi (41,000 mi - 97,000 mi)
A sensor rod that is too long can cause the tailgate not to open in the swing mode. Replacing the sensor rod will commonly correct this issue.
Visitor, 2009 Honda Ridgeline, 41,000 mi
Tailgate will not open. No solution at this time.
Visitor, 2007 Honda Ridgeline, 48,000 mi
Rear tailgate swing operation failed two weeks after I purchased it used from Family Ford in Enfield, CT. Dealership tried to fix it twice under their used car warranty until they found out how much it would cost to replace the sensor rod (over $1,000) -- after assuring me the repair was covered under warranty, they then informed me I was out of luck and that they had no interest in putting out the money for the repair.... Do NOT buy a car from these people....