Tailgate won't open, the tailgate just gives a whirring sound when you try to open it
2011 Seat Leon 1.8 TDi

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Frank Eastman
Driver
1 points

Problem added: Jun 4, 2021 (2 months ago)
On depressing the key fob or opening the tailgate their is a whirring sound as if the motor inside the boot is stuck, the tailgate can only be opened using the manual release inside the boot

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Car: Seat Leon
Variant: 1.8 TDi
Model Year: 2011
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whittingehame
Legend
20,220 points

Jun 4, 2021 (2 months ago)
Need to pull the trim off inside and see what the problem is . Often water ingress can be the fault and spraying linkage / actuator with the likes of WD 40 may rectify .
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Damage1_1
Driver
30 points

Jun 6, 2021 (1 month ago)
If its just whirring the motor drive will have stripped.
Replace the lock mechanism... Fit new. These are often cheaply manufactured and have weak plastic components. Second hand may only last days/weeks.
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