DaveJ wrote:After about 50K miles my Escape now has a liftgate rattle coming from the post & lock assembly. I wrapped the post with electrical tape and the rattle went away. However, this lasted only about 2 weeks and I had to replace the tape.
Does anyone know of a somewhat permanent fix for this problem? Does the liftgate need adjustment? Will the lock post just unscrew so I can attempt to install some sort of rubber or plastic sleeve over the post?
Tang wrote:Apparently the glass hinges on my Escape were worked on at one time when I ran this complaint by the dealership, but they also had to readjust the locking mechanism on the liftgate itself on my Escape.
Domain wrote:Not related, but lubricate your liftgate glass as well. That one was giving me grief recently, and was silenced by the addition of black lithium grease. May also prove availing for the liftgate latch assembly as well.
Barks507 wrote:I went through this issue a few months ago. I ripped everything apart then read an easy solution somewhere on line. Wrap a piece of sticky backed velcro around the post that the lift gate catches on when closed. Seemed to have worked.
patsfan1704 wrote:DaveJ did you ever find a permanent solution for this?
Mine is doing the same thing. How do you adjust the lock mechanism?
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