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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-15-2007, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Lifgate porblems on outlook

When using remote or pushing button to open or close lifgate it will close and then re-open. Only way to keep closed is if you turn off button and use manual mode. Also when in manual mode will try and open with clicking noise and wont stop until you lock the doors. This happens whether use use buttons or remote.
Took back to the dealer and they said they made an adjustment to the rear trim and it worked. brought home and started acting up gain. Also found in the user manual that the gate may malfunction in extrem weather and recommends going to manual. the weather in Atlanta has been extemely hot. Have owned this vehicle for two weeks

That comment conserns me and makes me think this is not safe


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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-15-2007, 10:06 PM
 
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Re: Lifgate porblems on outlook

I don't have the automated lift gate but after washing it and cleaning out the backend this weeked the lift gate hung up and would not open. I tried to lock it and unlock and severla other things nothing worked. Took it to the dealer today and there seems to be somthing wrong with the latch mechanism. Parts on order the usual.....
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-16-2007, 04:28 PM
 
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When using remote or pushing button to open or close lifgate it will close and then re-open. Only way to keep closed is if you turn off button and use manual mode. Also when in manual mode will try and open with clicking noise and wont stop until you lock the doors. This happens whether use use buttons or remote.
Took back to the dealer and they said they made an adjustment to the rear trim and it worked. brought home and started acting up gain. Also found in the user manual that the gate may malfunction in extrem weather and recommends going to manual. the weather in Atlanta has been extemely hot. Have owned this vehicle for two weeks

That comment conserns me and makes me think this is not safe
Can this happen with the car locked? I am imagining your liftgate opening in the parking lot at the mall -- while you are in the movies..
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-16-2007, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Lifgate porblems on outlook

Not when locked or when the car is moving. Only when trying to open and close gate.
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-16-2007, 07:42 PM
 
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Re: Lifgate porblems on outlook

I had the same problem with my Outlook liftgate. Saturn dealer swapped out the switch in the liftgate and the problem was solved.
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-16-2007, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Lifgate porblems on outlook

Thanks. I'm taking it back to the dealer tomorrow and will let them know. Have a great day
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-17-2007, 04:02 PM
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Re: Lifgate porblems on outlook

Let us know if that solves your problems, and how long that process takes.
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-22-2007, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Lifgate porblems on outlook

Sorry I took song long to respond. What they found is that the Vinyl plate or treshold was not installed properly.
Some of the vinyl contacts were bent over and not inserted into the slots which when the temperature was in the 90's and 100 range would cause the contacts to raise the plate and in turn cause the gate to open back up thinking something was in the way. Hard to explain. Anyway they have orderd a new plate and should be in by tihs weekend. I'm very pleased in the way my dealer respsonded to my problem.
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-29-2007, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Lifgate porblems on outlook

installing new threshold today. Will let you know if that fixes problem. By the way, if you have a flat or your tire pressure goes down more than ten pounds the tire sensor puts a message on the display. Oonly way to remove the error message is to have the dealer reprogram your computer at a cost of $85. Not good
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-29-2007, 11:46 AM
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Re: Lifgate porblems on outlook

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By the way, if you have a flat or your tire pressure goes down more than ten pounds the tire sensor puts a message on the display. Oonly way to remove the error message is to have the dealer reprogram your computer at a cost of $85. Not good
That can't be right, that would be ridiculous.
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