Old and Grumpy wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:32 am
Onion841 wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:19 am
Old and Grumpy wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:12 pm
It's happened to me as well!
Thank you both! May have been.. Although I usually leave the key inside the house and don't carry it around in my pocket. I'm wondering if it was because I closed the boot using the key rather than the button. If I didn't keep hold of the button all the way to the very end of the process, maybe it opened again..? Only partially though. When it happened to you, did it open fully or only partially? I'll see if it happens again.
Mine is a simple SE with no electric boot, only the remote release. When it has happened to me the boot has not been properly shut, but is still locked so that no one can open it until it is properly unlocked with the fob. The dash display shows the boot as not shut, and as a consequence the rear wiper will not operate until the boot is shut properly.
Mine's a Sportline with the full electric tailgate as well as the remote-wave-your-foot-underneath opening/closing.
Mine did this only a couple of days ago - I was heading out for a dog walk and as I bent over to tie the laces on my walking boots, I heard a familiar "beep-beep-beep" from outside the side door to our house that leads out onto the drive. When I opened the door, lo and behold, the boot was fully open although the car was still locked (mirrors folded). The key was in the front pocket of my jeans.
I've also a few times been washing my car with the key in my pocket and again wondered why the car kept locking and unlocking whenever I bent over to wash the lower portion of the doors - again, I must have been inadvertently pressing the key in my pocket. Placing the key inside the house sorted the problem!
I will admit that I haven't experienced the boot only being open slightly, although I think if you close it using the remote or the switch in the driver's door and it encounters an obstruction or other problem, then it will open again slightly, but not sure about this last bit.
I do know that the driver's door switch will not open the bootlid if there is a trailer attached to the towbar, it just unlocks but doesn't open. Using the handle/switch above the number plate does work as normal however - I assume it's to stop you opening the tailgate into part of the trailer or a bike rack attached. If you're using the handle/switch on the tailgate itself then it assumes you know better as you're actually standing there! "Simply clever" indeed!