Well geezer, that's interesting....I just got back home with your identical same problem, or almost exactly. I got home last night, unpacked a lil parcel I had in the cargo area using my foot to activate the sensor, and closed it in the same manner ( using the programmed software).
This morning I got into the "C" and noticed an "lift gate ajar message), got out walked to the back and used my foot to open it, nothing....walked back into the C and hit the button on the dash next to the auto light switch, nothing....but getting the chime, went out to the back again and this time, used the manual button above the licence plate, nothing but the chime!
Because the lift gate is not fully engaged, the interior lights are on, and staying on.....got out again, this time tried to manually lift the gate up, but something was holding it closed....it would move about 2" but then resistance!!!
Drove it to the dealer and they took it in....as I was standing there talking with the shop foreman, one of his mechanics with key fob in hand, walked up to the ride, and all of a sudden the gate auto lifts up...foreman looks at me and says wow...lol stuck my foot under the sensor and it responded by closing....repeated the same thing, this time opening it then closing....crazy stuff guys!
He plugged into the port to check for any caught codes...nothing but there was some electrical glitch,cleared that up, and left the job sheet open just in case it happens again.
They were about ready to keep it there and were making arrangements to get me a Lincoln loaner when this happened...
So, if I was in Toronto and this would have happened I would have been screwed, no Lincoln dealers that I know off there, and how do you go inside for the night knowing your cargo gate is not secured???
I'll see what will happen in the next few days with this auto lift gate!
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