Trunk

Outside the vehicle


Outside the vehicle
• To open the trunk, insert the key into the lock and turn it to the right (clockwise).

• To close the trunk, use both hands to push the trunk lid down. Check to see if the trunk is completely shut.

PROPOSITION 65
WARNING
Engine exhaust and a wide variety of automobile components and parts, including components found in the interior furnishings in a vehicle, contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects and reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Trunk room lamp


Trunk room lamp
Trunk room lamp turns on when the trunk is opened. It remains on until the trunk is securely closed.

NOTICE
Make sure to close the trunk securely. If it remains open while engine is not running, it may cause battery discharge because trunk room lamp remains on.

Inside the vehicle


Inside the vehicle
To open the trunk from inside the vehicle, pull the trunk lid release lever.

WARNING - Exhaust
fumes
If you drive with the trunk lid open, you will draw dangerous exhaust fumes into your vehicle causing serious injury or death to vehicle occupants. Open trunk lids can also dangerously obscure rear view vision.

If you must drive with the trunk lid open, keep the air vents open so that additional outside air comes into the vehicle.

Emergency trunk safety release


Emergency trunk safety release (if equipped)
Your vehicle is equipped with an emergency trunk release cable located inside the trunk. The lever glows in the dark when the trunk lid is closed. If someone is inadvertently locked in the trunk, pulling this handle will release the trunk latch mechanism and open the trunk.

WARNING
No one should be allowed to occupy the trunk of the vehicle at any time. If the trunk is partially or totally latched and the person is unable to get out, severe injury or death could occur due to lack of ventilation, exhaust fumes and rapid heat build-up, or because of exposure to cold weather conditions. The trunk is also a highly dangerous location in the event of a crash because it is not a protected occupant space but merely a part of the vehicle’s crush zone.

CAUTION
• If a person is locked in the trunk, they can pull the emergency release to open the trunk lid.

• We recommend that cars be kept locked and keys be kept out of the reach of children, and that parents teach their children about the dangers of playing in trunks.

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