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electric tailgate issues

Discussion in 'Q3, Q5, SQ5 & Q7 Forum' started by Z143, Dec 17, 2012.

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    [Dec 17, 2012]
    Hi there i have 2007 Q7 sline. It has the power tailgate but very very occasionally when you release with the remote or the button it will just pop it but not lift it or go down again. But rights itself after almost every time. Any ideas would be appreciated. It now fine again till next time. Very random !!
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    [Dec 17, 2012]
    i have the same issue on my a6, usually when its facing down hill
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    doesnt seem to be a patern on mine.
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    [Dec 23, 2012]
    got be the tailgate struts,i think.
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    Thanks VW754. Can the struts or one of the gas struts just jamm or something and free up. When it does jam and i try and lift it manually it is very very tight and almost feels u may break something.
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    its always heavy if you stop it half way and try and force it up
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    [Jan 3, 2013]
    I dont stop it it just wont go up could a slight battery drain cause it as it mainly seems to be if it has been sat overnight
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