Boot opening/closing problems anyone?

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Inkarr
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Re: Boot opening/closing problems anyone?

Post by Inkarr » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:26 pm

Check your seals round the boot.. I installed a rear dashcam that I had to fiddle with the seals to hide to wires and didn't quite re-seat it properly.
Might not be the same thing that caused it but it was what caused my boot to do the same thing until sorted the seal out.
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Re: Boot opening/closing problems anyone?

Post by Deise17 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:47 pm

Thanks for replies. Closed it by hand and will call to garage in the morning.
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Re: Boot opening/closing problems anyone?

Post by Alan Chapple » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:06 am

I've only had my Kodiaq about 5/6 weeks and haven't had this problem at all but reading this thread has got me worried as my boot is always fully loaded with a substantial amount of expensive work equipment.

Is this a problem that appears after owning car a while or is it apparent from early on?

How common is it, and is it still an issue on newer models?

Is it an issue with the car itself or is it operator error, key being inadvertently pressed whilst in pocket/bag etc?

Is there a way to deactivate electric tailgate?
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Re: Boot opening/closing problems anyone?

Post by Colin Lambert » Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:43 pm

This what often happens.
One push & hold on key pad and it gets stuck in this position.
However much key pad prodding had no affect. I had to lift it up by hand.
As you can see, I am well within the range of the key pad.
TWICE yesterday! Pics gone to dealer.
Getting VERY fed up with my tailgate!
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Re: Boot opening/closing problems anyone?

Post by Hugh Fanism » Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:09 pm

Colin Lambert wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:43 pm
This what often happens.
One push & hold on key pad and it gets stuck in this position.
However much key pad prodding had no affect. I had to lift it up by hand.
As you can see, I am well within the range of the key pad.
TWICE yesterday! Pics gone to dealer.
Getting VERY fed up with my tailgate!
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I find that I need to be closer to the car(and with no obstruction between me and it) to open the tailgate properly than I have to be to unlock it.
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Re: Boot opening/closing problems anyone?

Post by Kenny R » Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:26 pm

Colin Lambert wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:43 pm
This what often happens.
One push & hold on key pad and it gets stuck in this position.
However much key pad prodding had no affect. I had to lift it up by hand.
As you can see, I am well within the range of the key pad.
TWICE yesterday! Pics gone to dealer.
Getting VERY fed up with my tailgate!
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I need to be closer than shown in first picture to get mine to open.
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Re: Boot opening/closing problems anyone?

Post by Alan Chapple » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:36 pm

So just to confirm, it's not a problem with the car/tailgate as such, it's more inadvertently pressing the 'boot open' button on the key fob somehow?

Or am I missing something else?
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Re: Boot opening/closing problems anyone?

Post by Colin Lambert » Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:26 pm

I can open the tailgate out of line of sight and at a distance of 30feet. In the first picture above I was about 15ft from the back of the car, when it works it will do so from at least 30/40 feet.
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Re: Boot opening/closing problems anyone?

Post by Colin Lambert » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:44 pm

Heard from Customer Service Manager at SUK. They have agreed to pay for replacement of broken N/S/R door protector with existing mechanism. As soon as new improved mechanism becomes available it will be fitted at Skoda factory's expense.
Boot lid problem is considered to be electronic fault. SUK will discuss with dealer S/M who is discussing with his electronic specialist . It will be examined when door protectors are fitted.
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Re: Boot opening/closing problems anyone?

Post by iwarv » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:39 pm

I've said it before and I will say it again:
Unless you are vertically challenged or wheelchair ridden, the electronic tailgate is an engineering solution without a problem.
What I am saying; it should have remained an option on all trims.

To put it mildly, if it was an option of only £10 to not have an electronic tailgate on the next Kodiaq, I'd probably jump at it.
(same goes for KESSY, but let's not hijack this thread with that old chestnut).
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