'08 Wrangler, RHD- today when I shut the tailgate it didn't latch. (this latch/lock has not been working right on a couple of occasions previously)
I worked it up and down with my hand a few times and it finally did work, shut it and locked it. When I went to unlock it later, nothing happened. This evening I've tried to get it to open with no luck. My husband crawled in the back and tried to get it to open with no luck. I can hear/feel the lock mechanism moving but it feels like the button on the tailgate handle has less resistance and is probably broken. How can I get this tailgate open? This is my work vehicle and I have to be able to open that tailgate. Please help.