The Jeep Liberty Lift Glass Won't Close

by Diana Braun
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The Jeep Liberty is a mid-sized sport utility vehicle (SUV) that features power locking doors and rear lift glass. An electronic key fob locks and unlocks the doors on the SUV. If the "Lock" button is pushed when the lift glass is opened, it can trip up the remote into thinking the glass is closed, and therefore it won't shut properly. Dirt can also build up in the latch, causing it to not operate. There are several methods to troubleshoot a Jeep Liberty's rear lift glass that won't close.

Key Fob

Step 1

Press the "Unlock" button on the key fob once.

Step 2

Depress the "Lock" button on the key fob once.

Pull down on the lift glass to shut it. The glass latch should lock into place.

Release Button

Step 1

Locate the release button behind the latch on the tailgate.

Step 2

Depress the release button.

Press down on the lift glass to close it.

Latch Cleaning

Step 1

Apply a few drops of liquid soap to a damp cloth.

Step 2

Clean out any dirt and loose debris from the tailgate latch.

Press down on the lift glass to shut it.


  • This is a known problem on Jeep Liberty vehicles manufactured in 2003 and 2004. A Technical Services Bulletin 23-002-04 was issued to address this problem. Bring your vehicle to a local Jeep dealership to have the problem fixed.

Items you will need

  • Liquid soap
  • Wash cloth

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