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GESTURE TRUNK

WARNING

Make sure that the standing area is stable and not slippery before performing the kick movement.

WARNING

Do not make contact with the vehicle's exhaust. The vehicle's exhaust may be hot and cause injury.

CAUTION

Make sure that there is sufficient space above and at the rear of the vehicle before operating the trunk. Insufficient opening space may result in damage to the vehicle.

CAUTION

Do not operate the trunk if a bicycle rack is fitted to the trunk. Remove any cycles and/or racks before operating the trunk.

NOTES

The gesture action is a smooth kick and return motion, not a swipe motion.

NOTES

If the ignition is switched on, the trunk operates but the turn signals do not flash.

Sensors are positioned within the outer parts of the rear bumper. The sensors recognize movement of a foot below the bumper level and allow automatic opening or closing of the powered trunk.

To operate the gesture trunk, approach the vehicle, and perform a smooth kick and return motion. The kick should last between 1 and 2 seconds and should take place within one of the vehicle's two sensor areas, as illustrated. When a valid kick movement is recognized by the vehicle, the turn signals flash and the trunk operates.

NOTES

A valid smart key must be within 47 in (1.2 m) of the trunk. The smart key may not be detected if it is inside a metal container, or is shielded by a device with a back-lit LCD screen. For example, a smartphone, laptop, including when inside a laptop bag or games console. Keep the smart key clear of such devices when attempting hands-free operation of the powered trunk.

NOTES

Certain conditions may affect the performance of the sensors, and movement beneath the bumper may not be detected. If this should happen, use the interior trunk release button or the smart key's trunk release button. Check the operation of the gesture trunk when the vehicle is in a new location. See OPENING AND CLOSING THE TRUNK.

Unintentional opening: In exceptional circumstances, and if the smart key is within 47 in (1.2 m) of the trunk, the powered trunk may open unintentionally due to the following:

  • Car washing or high pressure cleaning.

  • Moving objects beneath the rear bumper sensors.

  • While changing a rear road wheel.