Make sure you have the authorized device within 3 ft (1 m) of the liftgate.
  1. Stand behind your vehicle, and face the liftgate.
  1. Move your foot, in a single-kick motion, without pausing, under and away from the rear bumper detection area.
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  1. The liftgate opens.
Avoid the following actions when using the hands-free opening feature:
  • Making physical contact with the bumper.
  • Holding your foot under the bumper.
  • Sweeping your foot from side to side, or kicking at an odd angle.
Detection Zones
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The detection area is in the center of the rear bumper.
Note:   Allow the power system to open the liftgate. Manually pulling the liftgate may activate the system’s obstacle detection feature and stop the power operation or reverse its direction, replicate a strut failure, or damage mechanical components.
Note:   Any physical actions that mimic a kicking motion such as splashing water, trailer chains or vacuum hoses may cause the hands-free liftgate to activate. Switch the power liftgate off through your vehicle settings or keep the authorized device away from the rear bumper detection area.