My 2012 Mini Countryman tailgate latch is out of sync and wont stay latched. Any suggestions?

Asked by Jan 15, 2017 at 08:42 AM about the 2012 MINI Countryman S ALL4

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I think the tailgate latch may be out of sync.  When I close the tailgate it will not
stay latched.  I don't think the latch mechanism is broken.

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If you don't suspect it is broken, if it's cold in your area, moisture might have gotten in and the latch is frozen and or dirt is in there. Spray down with some WD-40 to clean it and lube with White lithium grease. Both can be found in a spray can.

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