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post #1 of 68 (permalink) Old 05-19-2007, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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I have an occasional problem with the auto rear liftgate. For no obvious reason, during closing it will reverse itself and go back up to the full open position.

This happens with no physical obstruction. It gets about 1/3 of the way down, then goes back up.

Is there some sort of visual sensor (similar to rear parking assist)? I'm wondering if it "sees" stuff in the back or even reflected sunlight off the bumper or silver trim on the floor of the trunk.

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post #2 of 68 (permalink) Old 05-21-2007, 10:56 AM
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Re: Intermittent Problem with Rear Liftgate

I had the same problem this is part of a recall on the lifegate switch...I took it to the dealer and then fixed the problem....
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post #3 of 68 (permalink) Old 05-21-2007, 04:26 PM
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Re: Intermittent Problem with Rear Liftgate

When parked on a steep hill I have had it reverse when closing, and a few times when something in back is even close to the hatch.

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post #4 of 68 (permalink) Old 05-21-2007, 05:45 PM
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Re: Intermittent Problem with Rear Liftgate

I suggest modifying the poll to add "not applicable", so those of us without the power liftgage can easily see the poll results.

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Re: Intermittent Problem with Rear Liftgate

Not having that problem here, but a friend that has one has a similar issue..

His opens when he is no where near the car or the fob!

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Re: Intermittent Problem with Rear Liftgate

Poll modified, but I don't understand the need. Can't everyone see the results at the top of the thread?

This is all new stuff to me!

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Poll modified, but I don't understand the need. Can't everyone see the results at the top of the thread?

This is all new stuff to me!
Not unless you vote but one can easily click "View results" and see them that way.

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Re: Intermittent Problem with Rear Liftgate

I have had my 2007 Acadia for 2 weeks, and its funny, but I parked it, and 1 hr later my wife asked me what I was doing in the SUV So I looked and my Liftgate was open??, So I shut it, then thinking I hit my key by accident, then the next day after getting gas, I heard Road Noise, I had taken off and found my back liftgate was open, pull over and shut it, since then, it opens ocassionally for no reason. I read your posts and will take it to the GM Dealership for a fix, Thanks everybody.

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post #9 of 68 (permalink) Old 05-29-2007, 01:30 PM
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Re: Intermittent Problem with Rear Liftgate

have not had a problem yet but it sounds like a bad one to have it open while DRIVING !!!!!!!!!!!!! it can also be dangerous.

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Re: Intermittent Problem with Rear Liftgate

Here are the conditions where I have had the close function abort:

1) On a fairly significant hill where the right rear was the low point, it was about 5-10 degrees tilted right, and 10 degrees tilted rearward.

2) And this has happened multiple times: When I have remote started the car either with the liftgate up, or when the liftgate is opening.

I have had it also when there is an obstruction of some sort sensed by the door, but that is a different condition. In the examples above, it will come down about 18-24 inches and then stop and reverese.

When there is a possible obstruction, it goes all the way closed and then before it does the last half-inch seal and latch, it opens back up. That was legitimate during a trip, when probably the manual closing I did actually did force contents to shift as it closed. (My golf bag primarily which did leave dirt on the back door where it was contacting it.

Since I figured out the correlation with #2 above, I adjusted my behavior to start the car before the liftgate is opened or after it is closed (or I will manually close it if I do start the car, instead of attempting a powered close). When the car is not started with the liftgate open, I have not had a recurrance of that issue, only on the tilt, or with an obstruction.

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