WARNING   WARNING:  It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a crash, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seatbelts. Make sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and properly using a seatbelt. Failure to follow this warning could result in serious personal injury or death.
WARNING   WARNING:  Make sure all persons are clear of the power decklid area before using the power decklid control.
WARNING   WARNING:  Keep keys out of the reach of children. Do not allow children to operate or play near an open or moving power decklid. You should supervise the operation of the power decklid at all times.

You can switch the power decklid feature on or off in the information display.   See   General Information.  The remote control and instrument panel button still operates the decklid regardless of the setting.
Note:   Do not drive with the decklid open unless you switch off the power feature. Make sure you fully close the decklid before you drive your vehicle.
Opening and Closing the Power Decklid
WARNING   WARNING:  Make sure all persons are clear of the power decklid area before using the power decklid control.

The decklid only operates with the transmission in park (P).
If the decklid starts to close after it has fully opened, this indicates there may be excessive weight on the decklid or a possible strut failure. A repetitive tone sounds and the decklid closes under control. Remove any excessive weight from the decklid. If the decklid continues to close after opening, have the system checked by an authorized dealer.
Note:   You can reverse the decklid movement. Press the instrument panel or decklid button again, or press the remote control button twice.
Note:   Do not push or pull on the power decklid while it is under operation, as this may cause damage to your vehicle.
From Inside Your Vehicle
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With the Remote Control
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From Outside Your Vehicle
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Press the exterior release button. Your vehicle must be unlocked or have a intelligent access key within 3 ft (1 m) of the luggage compartment.
Note:   Allow the power system to open the decklid. Manually pushing or pulling the decklid may activate the system’s obstacle detection feature and stop the power operation or reverse its direction.
With the Decklid Close Button
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Press the button inside the decklid on the left-hand side.
Stopping the Decklid Movement
You can stop the decklid movement by doing any of the following:
  • Pressing the decklid control button.
  • Pressing the remote control button twice.
  • Pressing the button on the instrument panel.
  • Moving your foot under and away from the center rear bumper in a single-kick motion.*
*This method only works for vehicles with the hands-free decklid feature.
Note:   Do not apply sudden excessive force to the decklid while it is in motion. This could damage the power decklid and its components.
Resetting the Power Decklid
The decklid may not operate correctly and you may need to reset it if:
  • The vehicle battery charge is low.
  • You disconnect the battery.
  • You manually close the decklid and leave it unlatched.
  1. Disconnect the battery for 20 seconds, then reconnect the battery.
  1. Manually close the decklid making sure it is fully closed.
  1. Power open the decklid using the remote control or instrument panel button.
Obstacle Detection
When Closing
 The system stops when it detects an obstacle. A tone sounds and the system reverses to open.Once you remove the obstacle, you can power close the decklid.
Note:   Entering your vehicle while the decklid is closing can cause your vehicle to bounce and activate obstacle detection. To prevent this, let the power decklid close completely before you enter your vehicle. Before driving your vehicle, check the instrument cluster for a trunk ajar or door ajar message or warning indicator. Failure to do this could result in unintentionally leaving the decklid open while driving.
When Opening
 The system stops when it detects an obstacle and a tone sounds.Once you remove the obstacle, you can continue to operate the decklid.
Hands-Free Feature
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The intelligent access key must be within 3 ft (1 m) of the decklid.
  1. Move your foot under and away from the rear bumper detection area in a single-kick motion.Do not move your foot sideways or the sensors may not detect the motion.
  1. The decklid opens or closes.
Note:   Allow the power system to open the decklid. Manually pushing or pulling the decklid may activate the system’s obstacle detection feature and stop the power operation or reverse its direction.
Note:   Any physical actions that mimic a kicking motion such as splashing water, trailer chains or vacuum hoses may cause the decklid to activate. Switch the power decklid off through your vehicle settings or keep the remote control away from the rear bumper area.