Locking/unlocking

Locking/unlocking the tailgate

Updated 7/23/2018

The tailgate can be locked/unlocked and opened in different ways depending on the equipment level of the car.

Unlocking the tailgate with the remote control key

16w17 - SPA - Unlock/open tailgate with remote key button

The alarm for the tailgate can be disarmed and the tailgate unlocked by using the remote control key's button.

There are two different ways to unlock the tailgate

Press the remote control key's button.

The lock and alarm indicator on the instrument panel extinguishes in order to show that the alarm is not armed for the whole of the car.

The alarm's level and movement sensors and the sensors for opening the tailgate are disconnected.

The tailgate is unlocked, but remains closed while the doors remain locked and their alarm functions armed.

To open the tailgate, grip the rubber pressure plate beneath the tailgate handle and open the tailgate.

If the tailgate is not opened within 2 minutes then it is relocked and the alarm is re-armed.

With the power operated tailgate* option

Long press (approx. 1.5 seconds) on the remote control key's button

The tailgate is unlocked and opened, while the doors remain locked and their alarm functions armed.

Keyless unlocking of the tailgate*

P5-1507 Tailgate pointing out handle

Rubber plate with pressure-sensitive surface.

The tailgate is held closed by an electrical lock. You simply need to have the remote control key in the vicinity e.g. in a pocket or a bag.

To open the tailgate - lightly press on the rubberised pressure plate beneath the tailgate handle.

The lock is released.

Note

If the remote key is not detected sufficiently close to the tailgate, locking/unlocking will not work. See the section "Remote key range" for more information.

Lift by the outside handle in order to fully open the tailgate.

Important

  • 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.

Warning

Do not drive with an open tailgate! Toxic exhaust fumes could be drawn into the car through the cargo area.

Unlocking the tailgate from the inside of the car

P5-1507 Unlock/open tailgate with button from inside (with fuel filler cap button)

To unlock the tailgate:

Brief press on the button on the instrument panel.

The tailgate can be unlocked and opened from the outside by grasping the rubberised pressure plate.

Plus with the power operated tailgate option

Long press on the button on the instrument panel.

The tailgate opens.

Locking with the remote control key

Press the remote control key's button.

The lock and alarm indicator on the instrument panel starts to flash - the car is locked and the alarm* is armed.


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