Electric lower tailgate failed

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Post by jimbg » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:11 am


When I opened the boot to let the dog out the lower tail gate only partially opened.

I can manually move it up and down and was wondering if there was a reset or is it another trip ti the dealer?


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Post by red5 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:03 am

Mine has done it on a number of occasions
Have just manually lowered it and it works again for 6mths.
Put it down to the clever computer boffins at land rover.
They would have more success of getting it right if they pssed it over to the local infant school.

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Post by SVR » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:45 pm

I've had the same issue with the tailgate flap on my 17 reg HSE. Doesn't move at all now. Also my tailgate will only open a fraction with the remote key. LR have told me it's a motor senior issue. Awaiting new tailgate motor this week.

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Post by HENDE545 » Wed May 19, 2021 2:33 pm

Has anyone had issues with the lower tailgate hinges breaking - Mine has broken for 2nd time and LR are refusing to contemplate a warrranty claim as the hinge is chipped due to small of pieces of gravelgetting trapped between teh tailgate and the loadspace trim? It causes the tailgate to jam causing the tailgate not to close.

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Post by davidjanstyles » Wed Dec 29, 2021 10:48 am

My tailgate lower section moves outward when closing the tailgate. This then fouls the lowering top gate which then reopens.
I can push the nearside end of the lower tailgate back uptown the hing and then it can be closed manually.On reopening again the lower tailgate moves away from the hinge and again fouls the upper tailgate on closing.
Ay suggestions on how to cure the problem?

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