How to open liftgate of VW Tiguan hands-free

When your hands are full, the hands-free easy open liftgate feature on Volkswagen Tiguan allows you to open the liftgate with just a wave of your foot.

Foot motion demonstration for hands-free opening of liftgate on second generation of VW Tiguan – (photo by Volkswagen)

Before the easy open feature will operate, the key must be within range of the liftgate: in your hand, pocket or purse.


  1. With the ignition off, stand about two feet behind the middle of the rear bumper.
  2. Quickly move your foot and shin under the middle portion of the rear bumper in a kicking motion – you don’t have to make contact with your vehicle.
  3. The high mounted brake light and turn signals flash once to let you know that the liftgate is opening.
  4. After you’ve finished loading your cargo, you can close the liftgate by pressing the button on the edge of the liftgate door.

When you need two hands to carry your cargo, Volkswagen’s hands-free easy open liftgate allows you to load your cargo without fumbling for a button or placing your cargo on the ground.

Contact the author: noeljenkins@wheelsjoint.com



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