Locking/unlocking

Power operated tailgate*

Updated 7/23/2018

The car's tailgate can be opened/closed electrically.

Opening/closing via a foot movement is also available as an extended option - see the section "Opening/closing the power operated tailgate with foot movement" for more information.

Opening

The tailgate can be opened with its handle, with foot movement*, a button on the instrument panel or the remote control key.

Opening/closing button on the instrument panel.

Opening/closing button on the instrument panel.

Choose one of the following options to open the tailgate:

  • Light press on the tailgate handle.
  • Long press on the instrument panel's button. Keep it depressed until the tailgate starts to open.
  • Long press on the remote control key's button. Keep it depressed until the tailgate starts to open.

Closing

The tailgate can be closed via the instrument panel's button, with foot movement*, with the remote control key or the buttonsCars with keyless locking/unlocking (Passive Entry*) have one button for closing and one button for closing and locking. along the bottom edge of the tailgate.

Choose one of the following options to close the tailgate.

Long press on the instrument panel's button or the remote control key's button.

The tailgate closes automatically and acoustic signals sound - the tailgate remains unlocked.

Button for closing and locking on the underside of the tailgate.

Button for closing and locking on the underside of the tailgate.

Press the buttonCars with keyless locking/unlocking (Passive Entry*) have one button for closing and one button for closing and locking. on the underside of the tailgate to close.

The tailgate closes automatically - the tailgate remains unlocked.

Note

The button is active 24 hours after the hatch has been left open. Thereafter, it must be closed manually.

Press the buttonCars with keyless locking/unlocking (Passive Entry*) have one button for closing and one button for closing and locking. on the underside of the tailgate to close it and simultaneously lock the tailgate and doors (all doors must be closed for locking).

The tailgate closes automatically - the tailgate and doors are locked and the alarmOption in certain markets. is armed.

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.

Note

When using key-free* blocking/closing, three signals will sound if the key is not detected sufficiently close to the tailgate. See the sections "Remote key range" and "Locks and remote keys" for more information.

Important

During manual tailgate operation, open or close it slowly. Do not use force to open/close it if there is resistance. It may be damaged and stop working correctly.

Cancel opening/closing

There are five ways to cancel opening/closing:

  • Press the button on the instrument panel.
  • Press the remote control key's button.
  • Press the close buttonCars with keyless locking/unlocking (Passive Entry*) have one button for closing and one button for closing and locking. along the bottom edge of the tailgate.
  • Press the rubberised pressure plate beneath the outside handle.
  • Using the foot movement (see section "Opening/closing power operated tailgate with foot movement" for more information).

Tailgate movement will be interrupted and the tailgate will stop and can then be manoeuvred manually.

Programmable max. opening

The maximum opening position of the tailgate can be adjusted, e.g. to suit a low ceiling height in a garage.

To adjust max. opening:

Open the tailgate - stop it in the open position.

Press the button on the underside of the tailgate for at least 3 seconds.

Two short acoustic signals sound to indicate that the set position has been saved.

To reset max. opening:

Manually move the tailgate to its highest possible position - press the button on the tailgate for at least 3 seconds.

Two acoustic signals sound to indicate that the set position has been cleared. The tailgate will then assume its max. position when opened.

Note

  • If the system has been operating continuously for a long time, it is switched off to avoid overload. It can be used again after about 2 minutes.

Pinch protection

If something with sufficient resistance prevents the tailgate from opening/closing then the pinch protection is activated.

  • During opening - movement is interrupted, the tailgate stops and a long acoustic signal sounds.
  • During closing - movement is interrupted, the tailgate stops, a long acoustic signal sounds and the tailgate returns to the programmed max. position.

Warning

Observe the risk of trapping when opening/closing. Before starting opening/closing, check that there is nobody near to the tailgate as trapping may have serious consequences.

Always operate the tailgate with caution.

Pre-tensioned springs

The pre-tensioned springs for the power operated tailgate.

The pre-tensioned springs for the power operated tailgate.

Warning

Do not open the pre-tensioned springs for the power operated tailgate. They are pre-tensioned with high pressure and can cause injury if opened.


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