How do I open my rear hatch?

Asked by Jun 17, 2014 at 11:53 AM about the 2002 Jeep Liberty

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The rear hatch of my Jeep will not open when I pull on the handle or push the button on
my key fob

4 Answers


try manually unlocking with the key if it has the key port on the gate, If not you may need to pop the panel on the back and manually release the gate.

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my jeep had the same problem. i had to crawl into the back through the back doors, remove the whole back pannel inside of the car, then manually unlock it. it did take quite a bit of time and work. but, mine hasnt had any problems since then, so i would suggest doing that.

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When I couldn't open mine,months ago I sprayed it with WD40 from the inside. It unlocked it and is still working.


If you have AAA or emergency road service they will Call a Locksmith for you and you are covered for service up to a certain dollar amount if it cost more then you will have to pay the difference.

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