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2018 Ecosport SE 2.0 137,000 Miles, owned since new

For some reason, my swing gate has started unlocking and either opening completely or coming ajar every time I open one of the doors. I literally have to go back and push it shut to latch closed before driving off. Has anyone else had this issue or heard of this happening? It is getting pretty annoying.
 

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Wow...that is a new one. I can understand it unlocking when you open a door. In fact, I think it is designed to do that, but the unlatching is a puzzler. As far as I know, there is no mechanism to remotely unlatch any door. The only thing I can think of is that perhaps there is a problem with the latch itself. Sometimes you can adjust the latching bar to better align with the latching mechanism if they are not aligned properly. Maybe as it is now, they are only barely aligned and the unlocking process is just enough to jiggle it unlatched.
 

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This might sound silly but here goes. Has anyone had that one door in their house that opens when you either close or open another door in the room. Something to do with air pressure and some science stuff I don’t understand. I wonder if your swing gate latch isn’t wonky so when your opening one door it’s that’s same science magic that causing the gate to open.
 

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2018 Ecosport SE 2.0 137,000 Miles, owned since new

For some reason, my swing gate has started unlocking and either opening completely or coming ajar every time I open one of the doors. I literally have to go back and push it shut to latch closed before driving off. Has anyone else had this issue or heard of this happening? It is getting pretty annoying.
Hi! I have a 2020 SES with a 59K odometer reading. And as a reply to your inquiry, "no" it does not open if I don't purposely open it.
 

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I have no doubt that it is annoying. You might look at the latching mechanism in the swing gate itself. Perhaps its worn, needs lubricated or does not rotate enough to fully latch for some reason. I'm betting that's where the problem is.

Edit: I just checked mine. Not just the swing gate but all doors. The mechanism looks the same in all of them. One thing I noticed is I could see lubricant /white grease on all but the swing gate...so I lubricated mine. I have no idea if that is your problem, but if it looks dry like mine did, you might try that.

Second Edit: I just did a google search. I did not not find your problem, but I did find videos of swing gate latch problems on Eco Sports. Usually it had to do with a weak operating solenoid.

Here is one video showing this...


It seems to me that a bad solenoid might also cause your problem...then again what do I know....I'm not a mechanic. Still, I am a do it yourselfer and I bet this is your problem. The solenoid is not working properly and doesn't fully latch.

I don't know if I helped at all, but I tried....:) We Eco Sport owners need to stick together. There is not that many of us.
 
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