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I can't get the back hatch of my 07 sportage to open, I just

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Hi ***** ***** I can't get the back hatch of my 07 sportage to open
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I just bought the car the other day and when I unlock the doors with the internal lock or use the key for the back hatch it stays stuck
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

If the liftgate won't open it may be a mechanical issue, electrical, it may be the latch itself. It's possible that the latch simply isn't being released, the liftgate or striker may be out of adjustment and the latch is bound up, or there may be something foreign closed in it preventing it from releasing correctly.

Did it work for you at any time?

Is it a power liftgate or manual?

Do you hear anything when trying to open it?