Subaru Outback Rear Hatch Opening At Night By Itself ?

Old 11-28-22, 06:46 AM
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Subaru Outback Rear Hatch Opening At Night By Itself ?


Have a 2019 Subaru Outback.

Problems lately with rear hatch opening by itself when
parked at night in garage.

Key fob's, both, are left on mantle at night, so hard to

a. is there any history of this with Outbacks ?

b. If the rear hatch does open for some reason, is there any current being drawn
from battery ? I do have the overhead dome light disconnected for several years now.

c. What might cause, if not a key fob activation ?

d. Any way of totally inhibiting this function on the key fob ?
Or, by the car itself ?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Have you seen this?
Many of the replies say inadvertent activation while in pocket.
Old 11-28-22, 07:42 AM
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I don't have that car but I occasionally activate my car's panic alarm or lock/unlock the car when I sit on the floor to put my shoes on. The creasing of my pants is enough to push the button sometimes.
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Do you lock the doors? In my Forester, the back won't open with the doors locked.

I'd lean towards something shorting inside the car as opposed to the key fobs. They are hard to impersonate these days, so I'd assume it's not misinterpreting the signal from another car.

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