Cargo area

Opening and closing the tailgate with foot movement*

Updated 7/9/2020

Opening and closing the tailgate with foot movement*

To facilitate the operation of the tailgate when your hands are occupied, it can be opened and closed by means of a forward kicking motion under the rear bumper.

If the car is equipped with keyless locking and unlocking* then you can unlock the tailgate with a foot movement.

The function with both opening and closing of the tailgate is also available when the car is equipped with power operated tailgate*.


The foot-operated tailgate function is available in two versions:

  • Opening and closing with foot movement
  • Only unlocking with foot movement (lift up the tailgate manually to open it)

Note that the function for opening and closing with foot movement requires power operated tailgate*.

P5-15w19 - POT footmovement sensor

The sensor is located on left of centre in the bumper.

One of the car's remote control keys must be within range behind the car (approx. 1 metre (3 feet)) for opening and closing to be possible. This also applies to an already unlocked car in order to avoid accidental opening e.g. in a car wash.

Opening and closing with foot movement

P5-15w19 - Tailgate Footmovement

Kicking motion within the detector's valid activation area.

Make one slow, forward kicking motion under the left part of the rear bumper. Then take a step back. The bumper must not be touched.

A short acoustic signal sounds when opening or closing is activated - the tailgate is opened/closed.

If the tailgate is in open position, it is closedApplies to cars with power operated tailgate*. on activation via foot movement.

If several kicking motions take place without an approved remote control key being located behind the car, opening will not be possible until after a certain delay.

Do not leave your foot positioned under the car during the kicking motion. This could cause activation to fail.

Cancelling opening or closing with foot movement

Make one slow forward kicking motion when opening or closing is in progress in order to stop the movement of the tailgate.

The remote control key does not have to be in the vicinity of the car to cancel opening or closing.

If the tailgate is stopped close to closed position, the next activation will open the tailgate.


There is a risk of reduced function, or no function, if the rear bumper is loaded with large amounts of ice, snow, dirt or similar. For this reason, make sure you keep it clean.


Pay attention to the possibility that the system may be activated in a car wash or similar if the remote key is within range.

Did this help?