Back door

The back door can be locked/unlocked and opened by the following procedures.

Locking and unlocking the back door

Entry function

Wireless remote control

Door lock switch

Opening the back door from outside the vehicle

1.Pull the handle

2. Open the back door

The back door can be kept open at a desired position.

Keeping the back door open

Keeping the back door open

1. Unlocks the back door stop- per

1. Unlocks the back door stop- per

2. Locks the back door stopper

The back door stopper can only be operated when the back door is fully open.

When closing the back door, check that the back door stop- per is unlocked.

Rear step bumper

The rear step bumper is for rear end protection and easier step-up loading.

CAUTION

CAUTION

While driving

• Keep the back door closed while driving.

If the back door is left open, it may hit near-by objects while driving or luggage may be unexpectedly thrown out, causing an accident.

In addition, exhaust gases may enter the vehicle, causing death or a serious health hazard. Make sure to close the back door before driving.

• Before driving the vehicle, make sure that the back door is fully closed. If the back door is not fully closed, it may open unexpectedly while driving, causing an acci- dent.

• Never let anyone sit in the luggage compartment. In the event of sudden braking, sudden swerving or a collision, they are susceptible to death or serious injury.

When children are in the vehicle

Observe the following precautions.

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

• Do not leave children alone in the luggage compartment.

If a child is accidentally locked in the luggage compartment, they could have heat exhaustion.

• Do not allow a child to open or close the back door.

Doing so may cause the back door to move unexpectedly, or cause the child’s hands, head, or neck to be caught by the closing back door.

CAUTION

Operating the back door

Observe the following precautions.

Failure to do so may cause parts of the body to be caught, resulting in death or seri- ous injury.

• When opening or closing the back door, thoroughly check to make sure the sur- rounding area is safe.

• If anyone is in the vicinity, make sure they are safe and let them know that the back door is about to open or close.

• Use caution when opening or closing the back door in windy weather as it may move abruptly in strong wind.

• The back door may close if the back door stopper is not locked (specifically,

• The back door may close if the back door stopper is not locked (specifically, when using the luggage compartment with the back door kept open at your desired posi- tion). It is more difficult to open or close the back door on an incline than on a level sur- face, so beware of the back door unexpect- edly opening or closing by itself. Make sure that the back door stopper is locked and secure when using the luggage compart- ment.

• When closing the back door, take extra care to prevent your fingers etc. from

• When closing the back door, take extra care to prevent your fingers etc. from being caught. Also pay attention to your personal belongings such as bags and ties.

• When closing the back door, make sure to press it lightly on its outer surface. If the back door handle is used to fully close the back door, it may result in hands or arms being caught.

CAUTION

Operating the back door

• Do not pull on the back door damper stay to close the back door, and do not hang on the back door damper stay.

Doing so may cause hands to be caught or the back door damper stay to break, causing an accident.

• If a bicycle carrier or similar heavy object is attached to the back door, it may fall closed again after being opened, causing someone’s hands, head or neck to be caught and injured. When installing an accessory part to the back door, using a genuine Lexus part is recommended.

NOTICE

Back door damper stay

The back door is equipped with damper stay that hold the back door in place.

Observe the following precautions.

Failure to do so may cause damage to the back door damper stay, resulting in mal- function.

• Do not attach any accessories other than genuine Lexus parts to the back door.

• Do not attach any accessories other than genuine Lexus parts to the back door.

• Do not lean against, climb on or place lug- gage on the damper stay, or apply lateral forces to it.

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