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On my prior vehicle if I was opening the tailgate (FOB, handsfree, in-car button) and I pressed the button on the inside of the tailgate before it was fully opened the tailgate would stop at that point. Pressing the button again, it would close the tailgate.

With the Passport it seems like there's no way to stop the tailgate from opening completely. If I press the button on the tailgate mid-opening it tries to close it rather than stopping at that point. Since I needed to get something out and there was something above a fully opened tailgate I interrupted the opening by pushing it tailgate down. That required more force than I would've expected nor did it seem like the ideal way to stop it.

Anybody know how to partially open the tailgate?
 

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Cool, thanks, I did not know that !
 

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On my prior vehicle if I was opening the tailgate (FOB, handsfree, in-car button) and I pressed the button on the inside of the tailgate before it was fully opened the tailgate would stop at that point. Pressing the button again, it would close the tailgate.

With the Passport it seems like there's no way to stop the tailgate from opening completely. If I press the button on the tailgate mid-opening it tries to close it rather than stopping at that point. Since I needed to get something out and there was something above a fully opened tailgate I interrupted the opening by pushing it tailgate down. That required more force than I would've expected nor did it seem like the ideal way to stop it.

Anybody know how to partially open the tailgate?
It was dumb of Honda to not continue with that feature. I park in a garage and it is a pain. Even opening manually, The slightest jolt to the tailgate and it starts to slowly raise up. In have been lucky and caught it a few times, but there will come a day I won’t be on my toes the tailgate will hit the open garage door.
 

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Can you drive the vehicle if the hatch is slightly open ? There will be the occasional trip to Home Depot for lumber so I‘m curious
 

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Can you drive the vehicle if the hatch is slightly open ? There will be the occasional trip to Home Depot for lumber so I‘m curious
I didn’t close mine after loading up crew and backpacks many moons ago when working.
Drove off maybe 100’ until I noticed. No one else did. 🤣
 

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The other day when I was putting my bolt on the frame in the engine area for a battery jump if needed, stupid me accidentally hit the button for the tailgate instead of the engine latch. I do not have the room to open it when parked in my garage. I ran to the back and pushed it back down. No damage, but it could have ended badly.
 

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Can you drive the vehicle if the hatch is slightly open ? There will be the occasional trip to Home Depot for lumber so I‘m curious
Yes, you can. I learned on this forum that if you remove the small plastic cover at the bottom of the hatch interior you will have a place to tie down the hatch and keep it from opening in transit. I have done this a few times when needing to.
 
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