Lexus ES manuals

Lexus ES: Trunk

The trunk can be opened using the trunk opener switch, entry function or wireless remote control.

If the vehicle is equipped with a power trunk lid, the trunk can be closed using the trunk closer.

WARNING

Observe the following precautions.

Failure to do so may result in death or serious injury.

■Before driving

■Important points while driving Never let anyone sit in the trunk. In the event of sudden braking or a collision, they are susceptible to death or serious injury.

■Using the trunk Observe the following precautions.

Failure to do so may cause parts of the body to be caught, resulting in serious injury.

Lexus ES. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk

Lexus ES. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk

WARNING

■Trunk easy closer (vehicles with power trunk lid) In the event that the trunk lid is left slightly open, the trunk easy closer will automatically close it to the fully closed position. It takes several seconds before the trunk easy closer begins to operate. Be careful not to catch fingers or anything else in the trunk lid, as this may cause bone fractures or other serious injuries.

Lexus ES. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk

■Power trunk lid (if equipped) Observe the following precautions when operating the power trunk lid.

Failure to do so may cause serious injury.

■Hands Free Power Trunk Lid (vehicles with power trunk lid) Observe the following precautions.

Failure to do so may cause serious injury.

■Jam protection function (vehicles with power trunk lid) Observe the following precautions.

Failure to do so may cause serious injury.

WARNING

NOTICE

■To prevent trunk easy closer malfunctions (vehicles with power trunk lid) Do not apply force to the trunk lid while the trunk easy closer is operating.

■To prevent damage to the power trunk lid (vehicles with power trunk lid)

Opening/closing the trunk

■ Trunk opener switch Press the trunk opener switch.

Lexus ES. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk

■ Smart access system with pushbutton start While carrying the electronic key, press the button.

When all the doors are unlocked using one of the following methods, the trunk can be opened without the electronic key:

Lexus ES. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk

■ Wireless remote control Press and hold the switch.

A buzzer sounds.

Lexus ES. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk

■ Hands Free Power Trunk Lid (vehicles with power trunk lid)

1. While carrying an electronic key, stand within the smart access system with push-button start operation range, approximately 11.8 to 19.7 in. (30 to 50 cm) from the rear bumper.

Lexus ES. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk

  1. Kick sensor
  2. Hands Free Power Trunk Lid operation detection area
  3. Smart access system with pushbutton start operation detection area

2. Perform a kick operation by moving your foot to within approximately 3.9 in. (10 cm) of the rear bumper and then pulling it back.

Lexus ES. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk

  1. Kick sensor
  2. Hands Free Power Trunk Lid operation detection area

3. When the kick sensor detects that your foot is pulled back, a buzzer will sound and the trunk will automatically fully open/close.

If a foot is moved under the rear bumper while the trunk lid is opening, the trunk lid will stop moving.

If a foot is moved under the rear bumper while the trunk lid is closing, the trunk lid will open.

■ Trunk closer switch (vehicles with power trunk lid) Press the trunk closer switch.

A buzzer will sound and the trunk lid will fully close.

Pressing the switch while the trunk lid is closing opens the trunk lid again.

Lexus ES. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk

■ Trunk grip Using the trunk grip, pull down the trunk lid without applying sideways force and push the trunk lid down from the outside to close it.

Lexus ES. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk

■Trunk light The trunk light turns on when the trunk is opened.

■Trunk easy closer (vehicles with power trunk lid) In the event that the trunk lid is left slightly open, the trunk easy closer will automatically close it to the fully closed position.

■Function to prevent the trunk being locked with the electronic key inside

■Overload protection function (vehicles with power trunk lid) The trunk lid will not operate when excessive load is present on the top of the trunk lid.

■Fall-down protection function (vehicles with power trunk lid) While the trunk lid is opening automatically, applying excessive force to it will stop the opening operation to prevent the trunk lid from rapidly falling down.

■Jam protection function (vehicles with power trunk lid) While the trunk lid is closing automatically, the trunk lid will stop closing and open if something gets caught.

■Internal trunk release lever The trunk lid can be opened by pulling the glow-in-the-dark lever located on the inside of the trunk to the side. The lever will continue to glow for some time after the trunk lid is closed.

Lexus ES. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk

■Using the mechanical key The trunk can be also opened using the mechanical key.

If the trunk is unlocked using the mechanical key, the power trunk lid and trunk easy closer will not be operational. To return them to an operational state, fully close the trunk lid by hand.

■If the smart access system with pushbutton start or the wireless remote control does not operate properly Use the mechanical key to unlock the trunk.

Replace the key battery with a new one if it is depleted.

■Hands Free Power Trunk Lid operating conditions (vehicles with power trunk lid)

■Situations in which the Hands Free Power Trunk Lid may not operate properly (vehicles with power trunk lid) In the following situations, the Hands Free Power Trunk Lid may not operate properly:

■Preventing unintentional operation of the Hands Free Power Trunk Lid (vehicles with power trunk lid) When an electronic key is in the operation range, the Hands Free Power Trunk Lid may operate unintentionally, so be careful in the following situations.

To prevent unintentional operation, turn the Hands Free Power Trunk Lid (kick sensor) operation setting off.

■Customization Some functions can be customized.

Protecting luggage against theft

The trunk opener switch can be temporarily disabled to protect luggage stored in the trunk against theft.

Turn the trunk opener main switch in the glove box off to disable the trunk opener.

Lexus ES. Opening, closing and locking the doors and trunk

  1. On
  2. Off

When the trunk opener main switch is off, the trunk lid cannot be opened even with the wireless remote control, entry function or Hands Free Power Trunk Lid.

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