Operating the tailgate with foot movement*

The tailgate can be opened and closed using a foot movement* under the rear bumper. The function makes things easier when your hands are full.

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

PX-2222-Foot movement sensor placement - long sensor
The sensor is located in the centre 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

P5-2122-XC60-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 in the kicking motion under the car, 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.


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


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