Power trunks and tailgates are convenience features found on many newer vehicles that enable effortless access to the rear of the vehicle. With a simple touch, the trunk or tailgate opens within seconds, which is a real convenience when you’ve got an armload of groceries or gear to stow. For the ultimate in convenience, the Ford Escape gesture powered tailgate only requires you to gently pass your foot under the rear bumper to open or close the tailgate, so you don’t even need to physically touch either the vehicle or take your key from your pocket.

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      # sp10735
      GM Original Equipment™ Trunk Lid Pull Down Motor by ACDelco®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle,...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $72.02 - $247.13
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      # sp131197
      Liftgate Lock Actuator by Dorman®. Restore the ease and convenience of remotely locking or unlocking your vehicle’s tailgate with Dorman’s Tailgate Lock Actuator Motor. The actuator returns the power tailgate lock to proper...
      Direct replacement for a proper fit every timeDurable construction
      $74.95 - $136.95
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      # sp130477
      OE Solutions Liftgate Lock Actuator by Dorman®. Restore the ease and convenience of using your vehicle’s power lift gate with our Lift Gate Release Motor. This motor returns the lift gate to proper operation-and our high quality...
      Direct replacement for a proper fit every timeHigh quality electric motor
      $153.56 - $158.96
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      # mpn4497649632
      OE Solutions™ Liftgate Lock Actuator by Dorman®. Restore the ease and convenience of using your vehicle’s power lift gate with our Lift Gate Release Motor. This motor returns the lift gate to proper operation-and our high quality...
      Direct replacement for a proper fit every timeHigh quality electric motor
      $96.95
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      # mpn2413538
      OE Solutions™ Liftgate Lock Actuator by Dorman®. Activation Type: Electric. Connector Type: 2 Blade Male Terminals. Housing Material: Plastic. Length: 11". Voltage: 12V. Restore the ease and convenience of using your vehicle’s power...
      Direct replacement for a proper fit every timeHigh quality electric motor
      $103.95
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      # sp136037
      OE Solutions™ Liftgate Release Motor by Dorman®. Restore the ease and convenience of using your vehicle’s power lift gate with our Lift Gate Release Motor. This motor returns the lift gate to proper operation-and our high quality...
      Direct replacement for a proper fit every timeHigh quality electric motor
      $581.78 - $660.95
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      # mpn2414519878
      OE Solutions™ Tailgate Door Lock Actuator Motor by Dorman®. Activation Type: Electric. Connector Type: Blade Terminals. Housing Material: Plastic. Packaging Type: Box. Voltage: 12V. Non Integrated. Restore the ease and convenience of...
      Direct replacement for a proper fit every timeHigh quality electric motor
      $178.95
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      # sp136045
      OE Solutions™ Tailgate Lock Actuator Motor by Dorman®. Restore the ease and convenience of remotely locking or unlocking your vehicle’s tailgate with Dorman’s Tailgate Lock Actuator Motor. The actuator returns the power tailgate...
      Direct replacement for a proper fit every timeHigh quality electric motor
      $29.95 - $332.70
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      # sp136048
      OE Solutions™ Trunk Lid Pull Down Motor by Dorman®. Regain the ease and convenience of a properly closing trunk with Dorman’s Trunk Lid Pull Down Motor. The trunk lid will come to the complete downright and locked...
      Direct replacement for a proper fit every timeDirect harness connection for ease of installation - no cutting or splicing necessary
      $71.95 - $155.95
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      # mpn2413922
      OE Solutions™ Trunk Release Motor by Dorman®. Connector Type: Female Pin Style Socket. Housing Material: Metal and Plastic. Trunk Release Motor restores proper operation to a vehicle's trunk. Sold as a complete kit, our Trunk Release...
      Direct replacement for a proper fit every timeEasy to install - Plug and play
      $1,223.50
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      # sp27881
      TechSmart™ Power Liftgate Actuator by Standard®. SMP’s vision is to be the leading independent supplier to the automotive aftermarket, providing the highest quality products, competitive prices and the highest reputation for...
      Premium parts you can rely onDesigned to restore functionality
      $366.52 - $727.83
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      # sp92771
      TechSmart™ Trunk Lock Actuator Motor by Standard®. SMP’s vision is to be the leading independent supplier to the automotive aftermarket, providing the highest quality products, competitive prices and the highest reputation for...
      Premium parts you can rely onDesigned to restore functionality
      $73.29
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      # sp10684
      GM Original Equipment™ Deck Lid Latch Release Actuator by ACDelco®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $30.25 - $148.11
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      # sp119257
      GM Original Equipment™ Liftgate Lock Actuator by ACDelco®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $91.19
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      # sp119265
      GM Original Equipment™ Power Assisted Trunk Lid Motor by ACDelco®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $227.57
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      # sp27086
      GM Original Equipment™ Power Liftgate Actuator by ACDelco®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $109.66 - $298.11
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      # sp93597
      GM Original Equipment™ Trunk Lid Pull Down Motor Kit by ACDelco®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $189.62
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      # sp93594
      Tailgate Pull Down Motor by ACDelco®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is manufactured to meet...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $94.39
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      # sp135986
      Trunk Lock Actuator Motor by Motorcraft®. Motorcraft is the way to restore the performance of your vehicle. Designed specifically for your vehicle, Motorcraft products meet stringent Ford Motor Company standards and feature OEM quality...
      Direct OEM replacementMeets strict Ford Motor Company standards
      $61.31
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      # mpn4511732459
      Trunk Lock Actuator Motor by World Source One®. When you need a headlight bulb or a stop light switch, you may be tempted to just run down to the local auto parts chain store. But before you waste your time and gas only to find high...
      OE-Equivalent direct fit applicationOE connections and fittings
      $16.43
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      # mpn1010540
      Liftgate Lock Actuator by Crown®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind, this product by Crown will last a lifetime. It will...
      Developed to improve your driving experienceConstructed to ensure ultimate operation
      $61.13
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      # mpn4475587160
      Liftgate Lock Actuator by VDO®.
      Premium parts you can rely onDesigned to keep your system in top shape
      $254.82
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      # mpn4475587186
      Liftgate Lock Actuator by VDO®.
      Premium parts you can rely onDesigned to keep your system in top shape
      $224.44
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      # mpn4475587003
      Liftgate Lock Actuator by VDO®.
      Premium parts you can rely onDesigned to keep your system in top shape
      $33.50
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      # sp135989
      Trunk Lock Actuator Motor by VDO®. VDO OE validated actuators are identical in fit, form and function to the original equipment. VDO offers broad application coverage for Asian, domestic, and European makes. VDO provide over 100 SKUs...
      Premium parts you can rely onDesigned to keep your system in top shape
      $77.64 - $84.41
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      # mpn4514545965
      Tailgate Lock Actuator Motor by AISIN®. Do you feel shaking or shuddering when you engage the clutch; hear grinding noise when you shift gears? Does your engine race without an increase in road speed? You're in need of...
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      $98.70
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      Trunk Lock Actuator Motor by Behr®. Are you shivering behind the wheel in the winter, or sweating in traffic in the summer? Do you detect the sweet smell of antifreeze in the cabin or see green liquid on the floor? Your climate control...
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      $43.96 - $57.31
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      # sp136036
      OE Solutions™ Liftgate Control Module by Dorman®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind, this product by Dorman will last a...
      Durable rubber constructionHelps protect against fuel leaks
      $120.95 - $168.95
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      # sp11278
      GM Original Equipment™ Liftgate Control Module by ACDelco®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by ACDelco features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $108.85 - $292.42
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      # mpn4494250567
      Hatch Hinge Wiring Harness by MTC®. Engineering each part from the very core allows MTC to offer its customers the very highest in automotive parts quality while remaining highly affordable. MTC is an industry leader in the development...
      Highest quality products at the most competitive pricesProducts are produced to exceed OEM specifications and quality standards that MTC offer an industry leading
      $8.88




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    The most basic power trunk has an electric motor that releases the latch, and the trunk still has to be manually raised. Some vehicles have springs that push the lid open when the latch is released. Instead of manually closing the trunk to the point it latches, vehicles with trunk pull down motors pull the lid closed when it is placed within a few inches of the opening. Luxury vehicles with full power trunks have electric or electro/hydraulic motors that fully open and close the trunk lid when a button on the key fob, or door or dash panel, is pressed. The trunk can also be closed using a button on the underside of the lid. All vehicles with conventional trunks produced since 2002 have an inside trunk release to prevent someone from becoming trapped in the enclosure. The release mechanism must be phosphorescent (glow-in-the-dark) so it can easily be located.

    The proliferation of SUVs has made power tailgates ubiquitous. Like power trunks, such tailgates feature an electric motor that actuates the lock, and another that powers the door open and closed. When access to the rear of the vehicle is desired, a button on the key fob, or door or dash panel is pressed and the latch is released and the tailgate raised. On many vehicles, the raised height of the tailgate can be adjusted for greater convenience. To close the tailgate, the aforementioned buttons can be pressed along with a button on the underside of the tailgate. A built-in safety feature of most tailgates stops the closing process if an obstruction is detected, automatically reversing the direction. This is made for added comfort and safety.

    As of this writing, the Ford hands-free tailgate may be one the most sophisticated systems on the market. Of course, not just anyone can present their foot under the bumper and open the tailgate, nor will it open when an animal wanders or an errant ball rolls under the vehicle. The vehicle must first detect and identify the operator’s remote key fob. Sensors at each end of the bumper form an electric field. When this field is interrupted by the kicking motion of the remote holder’s foot, a signal is sent to a control module that commands electric motors to unlock and raise the tailgate.

    Power-operated trunks/tailgates make it quick and easy to load and unload your prized possession, since you have both hand free, eliminating the need to get out of a vehicle when your passenger wants to put or get back their belongings out of it. You won’t need to rush back and forth from your seat to the trunk or tailgate, as it often the case, somebody forgot to put or take something out there. The most high-end systems like Ford featuring next-generation gesture technology deliver the utmost convenience, enabling the driver to operate the tailgate from the kerbside. However, as with any kind of vehicle part, it is likely that at some point during its lifetime, a trunk or tailgate will need to be repaired or replaced. Imagine the frustration when heading out on a family/hunting trip or anywhere in-between, and being unable to open the trunk/tailgate with all your gear and equipment locked inside. That’s why swap out your failing or malfunctioning parts in time. Dozens of high-quality and functional power tailgate and trunk replacement components are right there waiting for you as soon as you need to perform a high-quality repair. They will help restore the proper functionality and smooth operation of your trunk or tailgate, making it safe and convenient to control it from the comfort of the driver’s seat.

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