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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-05-2019, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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Rear Truck Foot Gesture Sensor

OK, where exactly is the sensor located for the foot gesture. I swing it back and forth and eventually it will detect my foot but I dont know exactly where it is.


Does anyone know where it is?
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I've been trying to find it too. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I noticed the driver side works more often than the passenger side.
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OK, where exactly is the sensor located for the foot gesture. I swing it back and forth and eventually it will detect my foot but I dont know exactly where it is.


Does anyone know where it is?
I cannot say precisely, but go in about 6 inches on either rear corner of the car.

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From the owner's manual "Sensors are positioned within the outer parts of the rear bumper. The sensors recognize a valid kick below the bumper level and allow automatic opening or closing of the powered tailgate." See attached picture. Also note that "The gesture action is a smooth kick and return motion, not a swipe motion."
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Its been pretty stable for me, and definitely a great feature to have.
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The gesture tailgate is the one feature that I can always get to work.
This is how I trained others in the family:
Think of the rear corners of the vehicle as square.
Use a slow kicking motion from the midpoint of the corner toward the center of the vehicle.
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The gesture tailgate is the one feature that I can always get to work.
This is how I trained others in the family:
Think of the rear corners of the vehicle as square.
Use a slow kicking motion from the midpoint of the corner toward the center of the vehicle.
I literally just tried what you said and it worked 100% of the time after a few tries on each side. Thanks for the tip.
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I use a kick motion. Foot directly under and back out. No side to side.
I kick directly below the vertical gap between the liftgate and fender. Works every time now.
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Mine has NEVER worked any time that I have actually had stuff in my hands. It only works later when I try to "test it". And, it never seems to work if the car is asleep (i.e. when you've been away for 10 minutes - like in a store where you come out WITH YOUR HANDS FULL!!!!!!).
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You guys should make a stink and demand that JLR update the software for that. The sensors are clearly there, they just have to dial in the scope of the gesture. I don't have it but I thought about it and if it functioned correctly it would be great to have. This is something that was promised in promotional materials, you've paid the money for it ... but it sure seems like the functionality is not there.
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