2009 Ford Escape Tailgate

Asked by May 06, 2013 at 10:41 AM about the 2009 Ford Escape XLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2009 Ford Escape Tailgate will not open, there is a push button that you can heard when you push but it will not open.

6 Answers

237,215

Sounds like the soleniod is activating, but I suspect you have a problem with your tailgate linkage. Only way to diagnose is to remove the inner tailgate panel and with the tailgate not opening, that will be an issue. Have you considered having someone look at it?

9 of 9 people found this helpful.
27,235

I agree with toms answer. Only thing I would add is to check and see if it will pop open from the key fob or the button on the console up front. If it does work from those two then you have a problem with the tailgate release. If it still does not open the solenoid tom was talking about or the latch is at fault.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
10

you have a hard time opening rear gate cover with gate locked as 4 screws are under the gate.Remove the rear number plate light cover with the escape name on it 4 screws and fiddle the lock open it is quite a bit easier that removing rear cover.This lock is very Heath Robinson .Far to complex for a door lock .

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
50

I have the same problem but the tailgate will open after several 30 second pauses. I cleaned and oiled the latch with 3in1 oil and tailgate worked a few times but reverted to not opening. Is the battery voltage low? How do I remove the panel. I removed the 4 screws but could'nt get the panel to pop off. Where is the location of the blind screws or clips. Please help.

5 of 5 people found this helpful.
15

I had a problem like this, often time only opening every 40 times pressing the button. I changed the button the bottom, which was a fairly fast fix, and it worked. You can try it out as an inexpensive start.

10

my problem is while driving the tailgate clicks open when i drive up a hill or over a bump. but it seems to be stuck in between open and close. does anybody have this problem

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Escape

Looking for a Used Escape in your area?

CarGurus has 93,563 nationwide Escape listings starting at $1,250.

ZIP:

Search Ford Escape Questions

Ford Escape Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 5,120
#2 Bratts
Bratts
Reputation 2,850
#3 kbro
kbro
Reputation 1,600
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Edge
703 Great Deals out of 50,637 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Explorer
944 Great Deals out of 72,519 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda CR-V
896 Great Deals out of 61,171 listings starting at $988
Used Toyota RAV4
740 Great Deals out of 71,773 listings starting at $1,895
Used Chevrolet Equinox
1,106 Great Deals out of 71,554 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford Fusion
1,120 Great Deals out of 83,259 listings starting at $998
Used Nissan Rogue
526 Great Deals out of 75,181 listings starting at $3,500
Used Ford Focus
538 Great Deals out of 57,171 listings starting at $1,095
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,023 Great Deals out of 74,887 listings starting at $750
Used Ford F-150
2,191 Great Deals out of 206,316 listings starting at $1,499
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
289 Great Deals out of 20,321 listings starting at $1,500
Used Jeep Liberty
244 Great Deals out of 7,310 listings starting at $995
Used Hyundai Tucson
204 Great Deals out of 29,862 listings starting at $1,799

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Escape For Sale
157 Great Deals out of 56,862 listings starting at $14,367
2016 Ford Escape For Sale
191 Great Deals out of 4,738 listings starting at $12,895
2015 Ford Escape For Sale
247 Great Deals out of 5,760 listings starting at $9,950
2014 Ford Escape For Sale
369 Great Deals out of 11,435 listings starting at $7,495
2013 Ford Escape For Sale
134 Great Deals out of 4,382 listings starting at $6,888

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.