2018 Rubicon Tailgate issue

vsivanandam

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Vijay
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Hi guys ..

hope you are all doing good .

I'm new to wrangler ..i traded in my 2012 Grand Cherokee for a 2018 Rubicon .it was used with 15k miles on it.
there is a metal on metal sound coming from tailgate area upon further investigation found that it is coming from tailgate latch .

I searched through the forum and found some topics related to that issue and tried to follow what others have said like adjusting the latch ..tried to play with it a little moving it up and down now the sound has reduced (still comes when going over bumps) but the tail gate is now hard to shut .

Also some have said that they got this same issue after detailing.mine was detailed by the dealer when it was delivered im not sure what to check for here

any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks
Vj
 

viper88

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Hi guys ..

hope you are all doing good .

I'm new to wrangler ..i traded in my 2012 Grand Cherokee for a 2018 Rubicon .it was used with 15k miles on it.
there is a metal on metal sound coming from tailgate area upon further investigation found that it is coming from tailgate latch .

I searched through the forum and found some topics related to that issue and tried to follow what others have said like adjusting the latch ..tried to play with it a little moving it up and down now the sound has reduced (still comes when going over bumps) but the tail gate is now hard to shut .

Also some have said that they got this same issue after detailing.mine was detailed by the dealer when it was delivered im not sure what to check for here

any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks
Vj
Let the dealer fix it under warranty.
 

debandi

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A little white Lithium grease on the latch mechanism stopped mine from making the same noise.
 

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