The door locking system is horrible. Currently, the rear hatch door broke in that it won't properly open with the key. I have never dealt with a car company that could explain away so many abnormalities as being normal. This occurred twice during one trip today. On may 14, 2007, the hatch was stuck in the up position and after turning the vehicle on and off, it closed. John Yes they are a problem.
The technician diagnosed that the rear hatch door motor was defective and needed to be replaced. The contact stated the automatic rear liftgate would release in an open position without intent. This doe'snt have to be thwe case. Is the resistance created by the small lift arm or the main shocks those can rust and get sticky. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired.
We can carry all our cycling gear, luggage, and up to four bikes with not problems. If so, does it feel like a motor is fighting you or it is just stuck. I used it as a manual rear liftgate, for all that time. Other times it functions properly. To close it, press the liftgate button.
The dealer was contacted and they advised him that the vehicle was not designed to close without a warning sound. The vehicle was not repaired. Just not overly satisfied with the van. The failure mileage was 132,000. The hatch hit her child in the head causing a minor injury. A safety recall on these two vehicles was issued by DaimlerChrysler to fix the problem free of charge.
While you may not have one of these particular vehicles, if you have a power lift gate that is opening on its own during vehicle operation, you should not drive it before having it repaired. That could have been by two year son under there and it could of killed a small child or person. If the vehicle's theft alarm is armed, the overhead switch will not open the liftgate; however the key fob will work. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. Please post more symptoms so that more specific opinions could be offered. Liftgate is open and you cannot push it down? While I was at the dealership I talked to another town and country owner who told me he had to have both of his cylinders replaced because both of them broke at different times. My latch would not release at times.
The pick-up is okay, but not great. If a liftgate pinch sensor is activated during a power close, the liftgate will reverse direction. To close it, press the liftgate button. In my experience the actual lifting mechanism is darn reliable all of the issues I've seen to date were latch related -- not really applicable to your situation. The back hatch kept closing down on him he thought it was going to pin him in so he put his arm over his head to try and stop the hatch from pushing down on him and only when he pushed up so hard that is snapped the arm off the back hatch did it stop and bounce back up. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure.
The power liftgate components are protected by the power liftgate fuse. Eventually these struts can wear out and may not be able to hold the weight of the gate open. The leg room in the rear seat is practically non-existent except for the middle seat. Only problem we've had so far is that the power liftgate acted up. Or is the problem that the liftgate won't latch? Also my husbands wrist and arm were swollen from the hatch pushing down on him. Then, it won't fully open or close with motor. Occasional problems with lift gates have been covered by recalls, while others are simple mechanical or electrical failures.
The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the they informed that the 2010 model year vehicle was not equipped with a warning tone feature. The vehicle was not repaired. Went to dealer, they ordered a part. This is what usually causes the power lift unit to fail. The failure mileage was 104,000. You might give Chrysler a call and tell them what is going on and they may be able to get you going again.
The vehicle's doors, including the rear hatch, are automatically closing. A pinch activation during latch cinch will stop the cinch operation. . The first two times, I was able to jerk the gate up and down a few times then it would close. There is a good chance the problem is similar to this recall. When the open button is pushed, the latch opens part way and remains like that. Dealer states that it is not under warranty and no recall exists.
Now the rear hatch door is also broken and will not properly open but jams shut until one waits for the power attempt to stop and then work it manually. That did not fix the problem, but in doing this I discovered something. Finally fixed end December 2004. The recall work was completed by a Chrysler dealer a few weeks before I bought the vehicle. Hi, My first day at this site. We've already had issues with one of the side doors and the cover to the gear shift has already fallen off.