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Chevrolet Captiva Service & Repair Manual: Liftgate Latch


1. Remove liftgate trim panel.
2. Remove three liftgate latch bolts, Fig. 1.
3. Disconnect actuator rods from latch.
4. Disconnect electrical connector, if equipped.
5. Remove tailgate latch.


Reverse procedure to install. Torque latch screws to 80 inch lbs.

Fig. 1 Liftgate removal

The liftgate latch in 2014 Chevy Captiva is a critical component that ensures the secure closure and proper operation of the vehicle's rear liftgate. This latch mechanism keeps the liftgate firmly shut, preventing it from accidentally opening while driving and providing security for the cargo area. A functioning liftgate latch is essential for both safety and convenience, as it allows easy access to the rear storage space while ensuring the liftgate remains closed when necessary.

Over time, the liftgate latch can experience wear and tear, leading to issues such as difficulty in opening or closing the liftgate, or the latch failing to secure the liftgate properly. Common symptoms of a faulty liftgate latch include the liftgate not staying closed, unusual noises when attempting to latch, or the need to slam the liftgate to get it to latch securely. Replacing the liftgate latch involves accessing the latch mechanism, typically by removing the interior trim panel of the liftgate, disconnecting any electrical connections, and unbolting the faulty latch. Installing a new latch requires reversing these steps, ensuring that the latch is properly aligned and securely fastened.

Regular inspection and maintenance of the liftgate latch are important to prevent inconvenience and ensure the security of the vehicle's cargo area. Ensuring that the latch mechanism is clean, lubricated, and free of obstructions can prolong its lifespan and maintain smooth operation. Promptly addressing any issues with the liftgate latch helps maintain the overall functionality and reliability of 2014 Chevy Captiva, providing peace of mind for the vehicle owner

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