Audi A4 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi A4: Automatic luggage compartment lid

Applies to: vehicles with automatic luggage compartment lid

Opening and closing
Fig. 32 Luggage compartment lid: 1 closing button*, 2 lock button* (vehicles with convenience key*)

The luggage compartment lid can be opened and closed automatically > in General information.

Opening the luggage compartment lid

  • When the ignition is switched off, press the button on the vehicle key twice, fig. 26. Or
  • Engage the "P" selector lever position and pull the   button* in the driver's door. Or
  • Applies to: vehicles with convenience key:Press the handle in the luggage compartment lid, fig. 30. When the luggage compartment is locked, the vehicle key cannot be more than approximately 4 feet (1.5 m) away from the luggage compartment.

Closing the luggage compartment lid

  • Press the button in the luggage compartment lid. Or
  • Press the handle in the luggage compartment lid, fig. 30. Or
  • Press the luggage compartment lid downward slightly. Or
  • When the ignition is switched on, pull the switch in the driver's door, fig. 37 until the luggage compartment lid is closed. Or
  • Applies to: vehicles with convenience key: Press and hold the button on the vehicle key while the ignition is switched off until the luggage compartment lid closes. Make sure there is enough distance (maximum of approximately 9 feet (3 m) ) between you and the luggage compartment lid. Or
  • Press the button in the luggage compartment lid. Or
  • Applies to: vehicles with convenience key: When the ignition is switched off, press the button in the luggage compartment lid.

    The vehicle key must not be more than approximately 4 feet (1.5 m) away from the luggage compartment and it must not be inside the vehicle.

    If you press the button, then the vehicle will lock.

Stopping automatic opening or closing

The automatic opening or closing of the luggage compartment lid will stop if:

  • You press the button or press the handle in the luggage compartment lid, fig. 30 again. Or
  • If something blocks the luggage compartment lid or makes it difficult for the lid to move.

If you press the button or the handle in the luggage compartment lid, fig. 30 again, the luggage compartment lid will open or close again.

Storing the luggage compartment lid opening position

Applies to: allroad

The position must be at a certain height or higher to store.

  • Bring the luggage compartment lid into the desired open position. If you want to move the luggage compartment lid to a lower position, move it slowly in small increments; otherwise, the luggage compartment lid will close automatically.
  • Press and hold the button in the luggage compartment lid for at least four seconds to store the new opening position. A visual and audio signal will follow.
  • To set a higher open position, wait at least five seconds and then carefully press the luggage compartment lid upward.
  • Press and hold the button again for at least four seconds to store the desired opening position.

Manually opening and closing the luggage compartment lid

If the electric motor malfunctions or the vehicle battery charge level is low, the luggage compartment lid can be opened or closed by hand. Extra force will be needed to do this. Move the lid slowly to reduce the amount of force needed.

  • Pull the luggage compartment lid down slightly by the inside handle and then press on the lid until it latches.

WARNING

Observe the safety precautions.

Opening and closing the luggage compartment lid with foot motion

Applies to: vehicles with sensor-controlled luggage compartment lid

Opening and closing
Fig. 33 Vehicle rear: foot motion (example)

The luggage compartment lid can be opened and closed automatically 1).

Requirements: you must be carrying your convenience key* with you. The ignition must be switched off. You must be standing at the center behind the luggage compartment lid. Depending on vehicle equipment, it may also be possible to stand slightly off-center at the back of your vehicle.

  • Move your foot back and forth under the bumper one time > fig. 33. Do not touch the bumper.

    Make sure you have firm footing. The luggage compartment lid will open or close 1) once the system detects the movement. The automatic opening or closing will be canceled if you repeat one of the movements described.

WARNING

Observe the safety precautions.

WARNING

Please note that when you have the convenience key with you, the sensor-controlled luggage compartment lid could open or close unexpectedly during activity near the rear of the vehicle. This increases the risk of an accident.

Note

Please note that when you have the convenience key with you, the sensor-controlled luggage compartment Lid could open or close unexpectedly during activity near the rear of the vehicle (for example, the lid could hit the ceiling in a garage).

Tips

The luggage compartment lid will only open or close 1) if you perform the movement as described. This prevents the luggage compartment lid from opening or closing due to similar movements 1), such as when you walk between the rear of the vehicle and your garage door. In some situations, the function may be limited or temporarily unavailable.

This may happen if:

  • You are standing too close to the bumper or too far away from it
  • The luggage compartment lid was closed or opened immediately beforehand
  • You park close to a hedge and the branches move back and forth under the vehicle for a long period of time
  • You clean your vehicle, for example with a pressure washer or in a car wash
  • There is heavy rain
  • The bumper is very dirty, for example after driving on salt-covered roads
  • There is interference to the vehicle key's radio signal, such as from mobile devices or remote controls

1) The closing function applies to vehicles that also have automatic luggage compartment lid operation.

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