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Marty, Mercedes Technician
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My 2006 ML350 has it's rear liftgate stuck in the closed

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Hi Pearl- My 2006 ML350 has it's rear liftgate stuck in the closed position. When I press the key fob button to open it, it sounds like it's trying to open but the liftgate doesn't go up. Same thing when I use the buttons in the car and on the liftgate itself. Any idea what may be causing the issue?
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: If it's a simple fix I'm willing to try. Otherwise a trip to the garage will be in order.
JA: Is there anything else the Mercedes Mechanic should be aware of about your Mercedes?
Customer: No, it's been a very good car until this happened. By the way, I have about 125,000 miles on it.
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Marty replied 7 months ago.

Hi, my name is***** problem is usually caused by a faulty hatch lock. The locks give a lot of trouble on the ML's. The part retails for a little over $300 and takes a couple of hours to replace. This is probably not a repair that you should tackle yourself.

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