rear hatch won't open. How do we access the lock mechanism?

Asked by Jan 18, 2014 at 04:18 PM about the 2008 Chevrolet Equinox LS AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

We did find the access hole but could not get the door to release all the way and cannot move the interior plastic out of the way enough to do more.

7 Answers

310

I removed the quarter sized cover for the access hole (toward the bottom of the door) on my 11' Nox. Used my pen light to see the latch pin and pushed it with flat head screwdriver. Opens the door fine. The door, once closed will not reopen unless I repeat the manual operation. Get this, when I took it to the dealer to have it looked at, the door opened and closed just fine. As soon as I left the problem came back. Kind of eerie, don't you think? Plan to take it back again and have the issue trouble shot.

25 of 25 people found this helpful.
60

@disko - same thing is happening on my '10 Nox. Were you able to find a more permanent fix? for now, flat head screwdriver is the only way to go for us =/

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
110

anyone with a fix?

11 of 11 people found this helpful.
310

I ended up replacing the mechanism. If I recall, it ran less than $100.

6 of 6 people found this helpful.
60

ended up getting it fixed at the Chevrolet dealer as well, for around $150.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
40

The push pad failed on mine. I bought #22862011 for​ $20. @ dealer. Remove the interior cover ( there is a hidden star head screw under a cover @ left center bottom) & remove the crome pice (4 nuts, squeeze 2 push pins) wire in New switch. To open the hatch I pryed out the switch & used a pin though 1 wire & just into the other. New switch is better.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.
10

The part is 24.99 do it yourself

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Equinox

Looking for a Used Equinox in your area?

CarGurus has 74,069 nationwide Equinox listings starting at $760.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Equinox Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,950
  • #2
    David Scott
    Reputation
    970
  • #3
    KenF
    Reputation
    740
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Traverse
849 Great Deals out of 39,052 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford Escape
1,254 Great Deals out of 111,830 listings starting at $850
Used Ford Edge
1,098 Great Deals out of 57,728 listings starting at $3,000
Used Honda CR-V
868 Great Deals out of 69,252 listings starting at $999
Used GMC Acadia
1,082 Great Deals out of 57,883 listings starting at $3,741
Used Ford Explorer
1,253 Great Deals out of 78,936 listings starting at $2,100
Used Toyota RAV4
916 Great Deals out of 58,579 listings starting at $1,600
Used Nissan Rogue
814 Great Deals out of 74,388 listings starting at $2,110
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,059 Great Deals out of 89,430 listings starting at $1,200
Used Kia Sorento
574 Great Deals out of 35,933 listings starting at $2,699
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,196 Great Deals out of 70,778 listings starting at $880
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
886 Great Deals out of 46,314 listings starting at $1,980
Used Nissan Murano
438 Great Deals out of 26,036 listings starting at $400
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
322 Great Deals out of 19,590 listings starting at $1,600

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Chevrolet Equinox LS AWD For Sale
3,023 listings starting at $20,573
2017 Chevrolet Equinox LS AWD For Sale
57 listings starting at $16,295
2016 Chevrolet Equinox LS AWD For Sale
166 listings starting at $13,900
2015 Chevrolet Equinox LS AWD For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 453 listings starting at $9,800
2014 Chevrolet Equinox LS AWD For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 386 listings starting at $7,990

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.