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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-12-2019, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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Lift gate issue

Is there a trick to getting the lift gate to open with your foot? I got it to work one time but that's been it. Same for the sliding doors.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-12-2019, 08:13 PM
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Only time I have a problem is when I don't have a key fob
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-12-2019, 08:36 PM
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Yes - you must use a kick motion - straight forward and straight back. Do not move it side to side - the dealer is wrong if they should it to you that way.

Kick forward, kick back. I get mine to work everytime. Not too fast, not too slow.
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Without a tow hitch straight in and out directly under the handle. With the tow hitch do it just off to the side. Like PacificaJohn said, not side to side.

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My hands free will not work on the rear lift gate unless I first unlock the doors with the key fob which is completely pointless. The side doors work perfect if the key fob is in my pocket. See if maybe yours is plagued by the same problem as mine.
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So far, no go. It isn't that big of a deal and I'm certainly not taking it back for just this.

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It must be a quick in & out kick. If you have a factory hitch, there two sensors, one on each side. They are located at the inside end of the bumper reflectors. When I had our van in for a recall repair, I asked them to look at the hands free liftgate because I couldn’t get it to work correctly. The service rep said they couldn’t find anything wrong and showed me totally wrong how to work it. I have a hitch but he waved his foot from side-to-side under the hitch. He must have got close to where the sensors actually are and triggered one to open the liftgate.

It was my dog who taught me how to do it. As she flew around the van chasing some imaginary critter, she opened the liftgate. That gave me a clue that it had to be a fast movement. So then I showed my service rep.

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If it worked once and now it doesn't, then double check that you haven't accidentally disabled the feature in the UConnect settings. There are two on/off settings, one for the lift gate and one for the sliding doors. They are under Settings/Doors and Locks.

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