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Old 01-13-2009, 12:46 PM   #1
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I have a 2008 tahoe, with a power lift gate. When it's cold outside the power lift gate will not open? ( Dealer looking for updates) HAS anyone out there have this problem.
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Old 01-13-2009, 03:40 PM   #2
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i have also encountered this, but only 2-3 times. it will eventually open, but it may take a couple tries.
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:39 PM   #3
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It's probably because the liftgate is "sticking" to the rubber door molding that's cold. Just put like a silicone spray to the rubber, that should take care of it...good luck...:thumbsup:
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Happened to me 2-3 times up in Vermont on our trip a few days ago. In temps 3-15*.

I definitely do not think it is sticking to the rubber gasket. When you try to open the lift gate, either by remote or by handle, it does not even begin the "warning" chimes.

I noticed that the truck was hard to start during these episodes. Nothing major but you could tell while starting that it sounded a little "off" or "slower" than normal.


I think it has more to do with the battery and the cold temps.
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Chevy dealer found a service Document # 1995519
#PIT3845C: Power Liftgate Inoperative in Cold Weather = will not work when temperature is below -14 C (6.8 F). Dealer check for updated software.
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:25 PM   #6
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Chevy dealer found a service Document # 1995519
#PIT3845C: Power Liftgate Inoperative in Cold Weather = will not work when temperature is below -14 C (6.8 F). Dealer check for updated software.
see my previous post.....i have a 2008 yukon and power liftgate is inoperative when cold.....other wise ok????

thanks for any help
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:27 PM   #7
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Chevy dealer found a service Document # 1995519
#PIT3845C: Power Liftgate Inoperative in Cold Weather = will not work when temperature is below -14 C (6.8 F). Dealer check for updated software.
Seems about right - when we had those two days of -20 and -24 degrees mine didn't work either. Checked last few days now that we are above 0 and it works fine now.
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Hey Rich

An unrelated question for you. DO you have front and rear mud flaps on your Z71. I cannot find a match for the front of my Z71 in the GM cataloge.
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I have a 2008 tahoe, with a power lift gate. When it's cold outside the power lift gate will not open? ( Dealer looking for updates) HAS anyone out there have this problem.
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well after numerous calls and searching my network of auto friends......i talked with gmc service dept manager in mich.....who did a little research for me and found out that early models had the problem of below 6 dgrees the rear lift gate may not open electricaly....it will open manualy...but not electricaly......

the repair sounds simple enough the computer software in the car must be reset to later version......so all will work my contact says about 1hr repair at the dealer............i will be going in soon to see if he is right good luck to all
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An unrelated question for you. DO you have front and rear mud flaps on your Z71. I cannot find a match for the front of my Z71 in the GM cataloge.
Best bet is to contact Premier Motoring.com on their website or at 888-827-7110. They sell the Husky's that are special for the 07+ Z71s. Actually I have a GM set on the rear and the Husky's on the front with a matching rear set waiting to swap out in the spring. When I got them (11/07) were $30/pair. Good Luck.
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