Is there a way to disable the foot movement automatic tailgate opening. I want it disabled when I have my bike rake on the trailer hitch. Couldn’t find anything in the manual.
It works great - do not kick side to side - under the V for volvo just kick straight under the car and it opens every time.Mine never works. I’ll be moving my foot side to side and I get fed up that I start going faster that I look crazy to people.
One kick, in and out, just to left the license plate will do it but the most important thing is to then step back. It won't open if you're too close because it doesn't want to hit you.It works great - do not kick side to side - under the V for volvo just kick straight under the car and it opens every time.
Give it a try - hope it works for you.
Ours seems totally happy to hit you in the face. Or to try and cut off ones head.One kick, in and out, just to left the license plate will do it but the most important thing is to then step back. It won't open if you're too close because it doesn't want to hit you.
Since my car was the Dealership recently, we all tried it several ways.....even with the kick in/out right under the sensor on the left side of bumper, we all took several trials before it finally work. So for some reason, mine is not as sensitive as I guess !Huh, I have about 100% reliability with the kick. I just aim under the sensor "button" on the bumper left of center. Simple swing in and out, no waving, etc. It's the first of four cars I've owned/co-owned with the feature that actually worked well.
OOOhhh.....great test.....it IS the leaning/stepping back AFTER the kick...and not to stand too close to begin with...... I shall test it after work ! Thanks!OK, I had to go out and conduct a "scientific test".
So, first, taking my life into my hands, I stood with my knees about 4"/10cm away from the bumper, and kicked, but did not step away. Nothing. I opened it and repeated with it open -- again, nothing. Then I stood back a few more inches and repeated, again not stepping back, nothing.
A third time, close (eg 6"), kick and step back - works great. Repeated it a couple times, worked every time.
Finally I did what I usually do, I already stand about 12" back, lean forward slightly and kick, then just lean back a bit, maybe 2-3 inches max -- that always works as well.
I guess I just always subconsciously got out of the way and that made my 100% achievable. Perhaps also if more than one person is standing close by to observe, it may refuse to activate.
I'm not sure what kind of sensor it is or what it looks like, could the sensor be blocked enough (with dirt?) to cause issues?
At any rate, for the first time in four vehicles with the feature, I'm habitually using it. I don't remember if I ever even used the button under the edge of the hatch!