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Forester SH tailgate problem solved


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I've always had to slam the tailgate door down hard for the latch to catch closed -  found the weatherstrip that runs along the bottom was not seated properly a while ago but even after putting that right it wasn't much better.

A crack even started to appear in the plastic bumper cover under the o/s tail light with all the slamming down.

Found that when I open the tailgate - if I hold the release button in for longer (3 to 5 seconds) it closes much better with a lot less force.

Hope this helps anyone with the same problem - just have to fix the crack now 🙂       



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