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Old August 19th, 2018, 21:47   #1
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Default Foot Activated Touareg Hatch Problem

My Touareg has the foot activated rear hatch, where you stick your foot under the bumper and the hatch opens. Iíve only had the car for 2 days, and the feature worked, but today it went funky. The hatch will respond to the foot, and the taillights will flash, but the hatch only unlocks and wonít actually raise. The hatch opens using the key and the inside release, so Iím thinking that perhaps the computer just needs to reset itself. Anyone else had this? What was your experience?
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Old August 20th, 2018, 21:27   #2
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I fixed it. Never mind.
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Old August 21st, 2018, 03:14   #3
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Just curious, what yr is your Touareg? I have a 2016 and don't have foot activated lift for tail gate. Unless I need to do something to get it going. It's new to me. Thanks.
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Just curious, what yr is your Touareg? I have a 2016 and don't have foot activated lift for tail gate. Unless I need to do something to get it going. It's new to me. Thanks.
Mine is a 2014 Execline, and it has a lot of little things installed over some of the lower trim levels of the same year. Itís a pretty neat feature, but not crucial.
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Mine is a 2014 Execline, and it has a lot of little things installed over some of the lower trim levels of the same year. Itís a pretty neat feature, but not crucial.

Same here, but I have never been able to figure out the foot hatch function. I think it maybe has worked once ever and I finally stopped dangling my foot at it like a crazy person.
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Same here, but I have never been able to figure out the foot hatch function. I think it maybe has worked once ever and I finally stopped dangling my foot at it like a crazy person.
I do it on the left side, and you have to thrust your shin toward the rear back up sensor (getting quite close) while slightly shoving your foot underneath. Then, voila!
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I would rather have the button on my FOB that opens it every time rather than doing a silly dance to get it to open.
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I would rather have the button on my FOB that opens it every time rather than doing a silly dance to get it to open.
I have that too.......and a open / close button on the driver’s door panel. 3 glorious ways to open and close my hatch, and a 4th if you also count manually.
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