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I am unable to open the rear hatch on my 2004 Subaru

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I am unable to open the rear hatch on my 2004 Subaru Forester. I crawled into the rear of the car and pried the cover off a little to get to the latch mechanism but am unable to release anything to get the hatch open. How can I get the hatch open?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  tamaz replied 1 year ago.

Hi,before we go further check the rear gate outside handle and please make sure the handle is released,it should be in the down position,if its stuck up pull it down, it most likely is rusted and see if you can now release the latch from the inside ,thanks