2012 rear hatch will not open automatically

Asked by Feb 16, 2014 at 09:09 AM about the 2012 GMC Yukon Denali AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The rear hatch will open manually but the motorized assist and remote do not work.

3 Answers


Seen where some one else had an issue with that the other day and it turned out to be the battery. When they replaced the battery it went to working normally. Everything else worked fine just not the lift gate. Not sure if that's your issue but might want to look into it.

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Hard to believe that yours is a bad battery though with yours only being two years old. Might just be a battery connection issue. Not enough power getting back to the motor. Might want to check out the fuses too.

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Most likely the actuator or lift motor. My lift motor went out right after the manufacturer warranty but I recently replaced the actuator and it's 9 yrs old.

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