XC70 AWD L6-3.2L VIN 98 B6324S (2009)
Tailgate Latch: All Technical Service Bulletins
Body - Tailgate Creaking Noise Over Bumps/Uneven Roads
Retailer Technical Journal 18838
Tailgate Creaking noise V/XC7O
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DESCRIPTION: If a customer complains of a tailgate area creaking noise when driving over bumps and / or uneven roads, for the vehicles listed above
it's more likely caused by the latch. Prior to attempting any other repair / adjustment, grease the latch as described in the service section below.
SERVICE: Apply the grease with a brush according to the following.
The pictures show the latch out of the vehicle; do not remove to complete this repair.