Hyundai Elantra: Exterior Features / Trunk

Opening the trunk

Hyundai Elantra. Trunk

■ Outside (if equipped)

1. Make sure the shift lever is in P (Park).

2. Then do one of the following :

CAUTION

The switch (1) on the trunk is made of rubber. Do not press it using a sharp object such as a key, screwdriver, or drill.

Hyundai Elantra. Trunk

- Use the trunk release lever.

3. Lift the trunk lid up.

Closing the trunk

Lower the trunk lid and press down until it locks.

WARNING

Always keep the trunk lid completely closed while the vehicle is in motion. If it is left open or ajar, poisonous exhaust gases containing carbon monoxide (CO) may enter the vehicle and serious illness or death may result.

NOTICE

To prevent damage to the trunk lid torsion bar and the attached hardware, always close the trunk before driving.

Information

In cold and wet climates, trunk lock and trunk mechanisms may not work properly due to freezing conditions.

Emergency trunk safety release

Hyundai Elantra. Trunk

Your vehicle is equipped with an Emergency Trunk Safety Release lever located inside the trunk. When someone is inadvertently locked in the trunk, the trunk can be opened by moving the lever in the direction of the arrow and pushing the trunk open.

WARNING

Hood
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Other information:

Hyundai Elantra AD (2016-2020) Owners Manual: Smart Trunk
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