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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Opening the tailgate

Fig. 36 In the vehicle key: button for unlocking and opening the tailgate

Fig. 37 Opening the tailgate from the outside

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

It will not be possible to open the tailgate if, for example, bicycles are mounted on a carrier attached to it  . Remove the load from the carrier and support the open tailgate.

Opening with the vehicle key

Press the button on the vehicle key   for less than approximately 1 second to unlock the tailgate, or press the button on the vehicle key until the tailgate automatically opens by a few millimetres. Then open the tailgate using the Volkswagen badge.

Opening with the Volkswagen emblem

WARNING

Serious injuries can occur if the tailgate is unlocked or opened incorrectly or without due care and attention.

At outside temperatures lower than 0°C (+32°F), the opening mechanism cannot always lift the opened tailgate automatically. The tailgate then has to be guided up by hand.

Warning lamp
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings  Display Possible cause Solution The tailgate is open or not ...

Closing the tailgate
Fig. 38 Open tailgate: handle recess for closing the tailgate First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Closing the tailgate Grip one of the handles in the in ...

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