Tailgate button sticking?

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Anyone have issues with their tailgate button on the tailgate “sticking” and not “springing” back after you press it?
 

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Anyone have issues with their tailgate button on the tailgate “sticking” and not “springing” back after you press it?
Yes. Started happening about a month ago. Press it and nothing happens then it beeps a few times because it thinks I'm holding the button and trying to set the open height. I assume some grit or something got in there, just haven't had a chance to investigate.
 

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Yeah, I need to poke around on it as well. Guess worse case bring it in to the dealer under warranty.
 

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Ours had this issue from day 1. Ford is replacing the button next week.

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I was just going to get my air compressor and blow it out...if that doesn't work I'll have the dealer fix it next time I'm in for an oil change.
 

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My liftgate is working properly. Didn't know tailgates were an option on the Expedition lol.
 

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Had the same issue. Then it stopped working altogether. Had the strut replaced and works great now.
 

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Will this be a recall item?
I would be shocked if it ever was.
Recalls tend to be done only when:
- problem has high enough rate of occurence
- problem has to be safety related or endanger people
- usually under recommendation of the NTSB

A sticky button for opening the cargo area falls under convenience and not safety.
I think the best hope would be a service bulletin that identifies a competent repair - and then the dealerships will still only provide the repair upon request and only if the vehicle is still under warranty.
 
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