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GESTURE TAILGATE

WARNING

Make sure the following warnings have been read and fully understood before using the gesture tailgate. Failure to comply with the safety instructions could result in an accident, leading to serious injury or death.

WARNING

Make sure that the standing area is stable and not slippery before performing the kick movement Loose or wet surfaces may lead to injuries.

WARNING

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

WARNING

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

WARNING

Do not operate the tailgate if a bicycle rack is fitted to the tailgate. Remove any bicycles and/or racks before operating the tailgate. Operating the tailgate with fitted objects prevents the tailgate from normal functioning.

NOTES

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

NOTES

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

NOTES

A valid smart key must be within 39 in (1 m) of the tailgate. 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, e.g., a smartphone. Keep the smart key clear of such devices when attempting hands-free operation of the powered tailgate.

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 tailgate button or the smart key's tailgate button. Check the operation of the gesture tailgate when the vehicle is in a new location.

Sensors (if fitted) are positioned within the outer parts of the rear bumper. The sensors recognize a valid kick movement of a foot below the bumper level and allow automatic opening or closing of a powered tailgate.

To operate the gesture tailgate (if fitted), 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 tailgate operates.

Unintentional operation: In exceptional circumstances, and if the smart key is within 39 in (1 m) of the tailgate, the powered tailgate may operate unintentionally due to the following:

  • Car washing or high pressure cleaning.

  • Moving objects beneath the rear bumper sensors.

  • While changing a rear road wheel.