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Operating the tailgate with foot movement*

Updated 5/12/2021

Operating the tailgate with foot movement*

Being able to open and close the tailgate with a foot movement* under the rear bumper makes things easier when your hands are full.

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*.

Note

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*.

PX-2122-Foot movement sensor placement

The sensor is located slightly to the left of the bumper.

One of the car's 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

PX-2122-Open tailgate with footmovement

Make one forward kicking motion in the sensor area under 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 several kicking motions take place without a key sufficiently close, 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 forward kicking motion while opening or closing is in progress.

Opening or closing the tailgate is stopped.

The key does not need to be in the vicinity of the car to cancel opening or closing of the tailgate.

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

Note

Make sure you keep the area around the foot movement detector clean. A build-up of dirt, ice or snow may disrupt its function.

Note

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


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