Rubber plate with electrical contact.
The tailgate is held closed by an electrical lock. To open:
- Push down gently on the wider of the two rubberised pressure plates under the outer handle - the lock is released.
- Lift the outside handle in order to fully open the tailgate.
- Minimal force is required to release the rear hatch lock - just gently press the rubberised panel.
- Do not place the lift force on the rubber panel when opening the rear hatch - lift the handle. Using too much force may damage the electrical contacts on the rubber panel.
Unlocking with the remote control key
The alarm for the tailgate can be disarmed* and the tailgate unlocked on its own by using the remote control key's button.
The lock indicator on the instrument panel stops flashing in order to show that not all of the car is locked and the alarm's* level and movement sensors and the sensors for opening the tailgate are disconnected.
The doors remain locked and armed.
- The tailgate is unlocked, but remains closed - press lightly on the rubberised pressure plate under the outer handle and lift the tailgate.
If the tailgate is not opened within 2 minutes then it is relocked and the alarm is re-armed.
Unlocking the car from inside
To unlock the tailgate:
Press the lighting panel button (1).
The tailgate is unlocked and can be opened within 2 minutes (if the car is locked from the inside).
Locking with the remote control key
Press the remote control key's button for locking , see Remote control key - functions.
The lock indicator on the instrument panel starts flashing, which means that the car is locked and the alarm* has been activated.