Opening/closing the boot lid with foot movement*

To facilitate the operation of the boot lid when your hands are occupied, it can be opened/closed by means of a forward kicking motion under the rear bumper.
P5-15w19 - POT footmovement sensor
The sensor is positioned to the left of centre in the bumper.

One of the car's remote control keys must be within range1 behind the car in order for opening/closing to be possible. This also applies to an already unlocked car in order to avoid accidental opening e.g. in a car wash.


P5-15w19 - Tailgate Footmovement
Kicking motion within the detector's valid activation area.



The foot-operated boot lid function is available in two versions:

  • Only opening with foot movement
  • Both opening and closing with foot movement

Note that the function for closing with foot movement requires the "Power operated boot lid"* option.

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/closing is activated2 - the boot lid is opened/closed.

If the boot lid is in open position then it is always closed on activation via foot movement2.

The boot lid can also be closed via the instrument panel's button, the remote control key or the button(s)3 under the boot lid. For more information, see the section "Power operated boot lid".

If several kicking motions take place without an approved remote control key being located behind the car, opening/closing 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.

Cancel closing

Make one slow forward kicking motion when closing is in progress in order to stop the movement of the boot lid.
The movement of the boot lid is stopped and it returns to fully open. The boot lid can then be operated manually.

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


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.
  1. * Option/accessory.
  2. 1 See the section "Remote control key range" for more information.
  3. 2 Only applies if the car is equipped with the "Opening and closing with foot movement" function.
  4. 3 Only applies to a car equipped with keyless locking/entry (Passive Entry)*.

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