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OPENING AND CLOSING THE LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT

WARNING

While the luggage compartment is open, the locking latch is exposed. Do not attempt to 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 operating the luggage compartment. Insufficient opening space may result in damage to the vehicle.

CAUTION

Do not operate the luggage compartment if a cycle rack is fitted. Remove any cycles and/or racks before opening the luggage compartment.

CAUTION

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

CAUTION

If the luggage compartment 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 luggage compartment with the Smart key. Make sure that all of the doors, the bonnet, and the luggage compartment 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, such as a smart phone, laptop (including in a laptop bag), games console, etc.

CAUTION

Any items placed in the luggage compartment should be arranged to allow the lid to be completely closed and securely latched.

  1. Boot release button: Press the button to release and then lift to open.

The boot can also be released using the following methods:

  • The smart key's boot release button.

  • The interior boot release button.

Lower the lid to the fully closed position to close the boot.

Vehicles without a powered boot, have a lid 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 boot is open.

With the boot fully open, push up slightly further to engage the feature. A resistance is felt to confirm engagement. More effort is required to close the boot.