Go to previous page

OPENING AND CLOSING THE TRUNK

WARNING

While the trunk is open, the locking latch is exposed. Do not manually close the latch, as it may also automatically soft-close and trap items or body parts.

CAUTION

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

CAUTION

Do not open the trunk if a cycle rack is fitted. Remove any cycles and/or racks before opening the trunk.

CAUTION

The vehicle must not be driven with the trunk unlatched and not completely closed. Any items placed in the trunk should be arranged so that the trunk can be securely latched and completely closed. An unlatched or open trunk may allow exhaust fumes to enter the vehicle, causing drowsiness, which in turn may lead to an accident.

CAUTION

If the trunk automatically re-opens after a closing attempt, do not repeatedly attempt to close it as this may cause the latch mechanism to overheat. Unlock all of the doors and the trunk with the smart key. Make sure that all of the doors, the hood, and the trunk are completely closed and then lock the vehicle again with the smart key.

CAUTION

The smart key may not be detected if it is placed within a metal container, or if it is shielded by a device with a back-lit LCD screen. For example a smartphone, laptop, including in a laptop bag or games console.

  1. Trunk release button: Press to release and then lift to open.

The trunk can also be released using the following methods:

  • The smart key's trunk release button.

  • The interior trunk release button.

  • Gesture trunk. See GESTURE TRUNK.

To close the trunk, lower to the fully closed position.

Vehicles without a powered trunk, have a hold open feature incorporated into the hinge mechanism. While the vehicle is on a steep incline, or during adverse weather conditions, the feature can be engaged when the trunk is open.

With the trunk fully open, push up slightly further to engage the feature. A resistance will be felt to confirm engagement. When the feature is engaged, more effort is required to close the trunk.

NOTES

If a valid smart key cannot be detected within 39 in (1 m) of the rear of the vehicle, an audible warning sounds to indicate a mislock and the trunk re-opens after approximately 3 seconds.

NOTES

If the smart key is inadvertently left inside the trunk and the vehicle is locked and the alarm set, an audible warning sounds to indicate a mislock and the trunk re-opens after approximately 3 seconds.

NOTES

Make sure the trunk is fully closed before leaving the vehicle unattended. Visible and audible warnings indicate if the vehicle is locked and the alarm armed. If there are no visible or audible warnings upon closing the trunk, the vehicle may be unprotected.