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Open Your Liftgate On Approach with AutoSense Liftgate

If equipped, the available AutoSense Liftgate lets you open your liftgate hands-free simply by approaching the rear of the vehicle with your key fob in your pocket or bag.  

Enabling the AutoSense Liftgate Function:

The AutoSense Liftgate will not be turned on when you first receive your vehicle from the dealer. Before performing the steps below, enable the AutoSense Liftgate using your center display. Select: Vehicle Settings > Comfort and Convenience > Hands-Free Exterior Storage Access > Open Only.

Opening the AutoSense Liftgate:

1. Approach the rear of the liftgate with your key fob from farther than 10-15 feet away (approximately 3-4 meters).

2. Within 4 feet (approximately 1 meter) of the liftgate, your presence will trigger the AutoSense Liftgate.
3. If you stay in that area for about three seconds, the liftgate will prepare to open with four quick beeps and quick taillamp flashes.

-    If you step out of this area in under three seconds, the liftgate opening will be canceled.

4. The liftgate will continue rising, accompanied by three slower chimes and taillamp flashes, until fully open.

To Cancel a Liftgate Opening:

In addition to stepping out of the area near the liftgate within three seconds, there are other ways to cancel a liftgate opening. You must perform these methods within the three seconds the liftgate takes to prepare to open.

  • Press the switch on the outside of the rear liftgate once. The liftgate will not open.
  • Press the liftgate button on the key fob once. The liftgate will not open.


Two Ways To Turn Off the AutoSense Liftgate Feature:

  • With the vehicle parked and the key fob within range, press and hold the exterior switch for over five seconds.
                   – Repeat this step if you want to turn the feature back on.
  • Use the customization settings in the center display.
                   – Select Vehicle Settings > Comfort and Convenience > Hands-Free Exterior Storage Access > Off.

Note: You can step in and out of the area nearest the liftgate, but you can only trigger an AutoSense Liftgate opening if you return within approximately eight seconds. If you are out of this area longer, the liftgate will not open and your key fob needs to be taken out of the approach zone for at least 20 seconds before performing a liftgate opening.


Note: If you remain in the area 10-15 feet (3-4 meters) around the sides and rear of the vehicle with your key fob present for more than two continuous minutes, the AutoSense Liftgate will not open. You’ll need to press your key fob button or other vehicle lock/unlock switch to reset the process and repeat the steps for opening the liftgate.

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