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Tailgate Mystery NEED YOU PEEPS *SOLVED (Latch Issue)*

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Good afternoon,

I am having a bizarre issue with my tailgate.

1. It will not open automatically AT ALL unless:
2. It will only open automatically ONCE AND ONLY ONCE if the battery is disconnected and reconnected. At which point it will go back to problem #1.
3. The tailgate close door button (on bottom of tailgate) has power and lights up but won’t close the tailgate.
4. The front drivers side button to operate the tailgate will neither open nor close the tailgate regardless of a battery disconnect.

The handle and key fob both work to open it automatically the one time after a battery disconnect.

Any ideas?

Vehicle: 2017 Honda Odyssey EXL W/RES

I have begun to search through the 28 pages on the 4th Gen forum section with the word “tailgate” but still can’t find a solution.
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And your earlier posts showed:
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and you were still talking about changing the tailgate motor?
You said you had a spare latch. Have you tried it?
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Your OBD scanner cannot clear the code? So disconnecting the battery clears the code and the code returns when operating the tailgate. Let's see if the spare latch throws the same or different codes.
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