Oldie but goodie
I used to be a pro but forgot how to do it and have up tooI got tired of looking like I am dancing around my car, due to the number of tries it takes to work. The remote on the key fob or the button on the hatch work just fine for me. If my hands are full, I just tell my wife or daughter to open the hatch.
To the devil with that! I have the same issue with my "Sparky" (my wife's name for the car). I paid good dime to have that feature and having it work "once in a while" does not suit me. I've been back to the dealership three times with this issue and a similar problem with the keyless entry not working. It'll be a tough sled, but I'm not going to put up with these deficiencies and I'm pursuing lemon law action. All for doors not opening as they should. RidiculousI got tired of looking like I am dancing around my car, due to the number of tries it takes to work. The remote on the key fob or the button on the hatch work just fine for me. If my hands are full, I just tell my wife or daughter to open the hatch.
Seriously though you have to be a bit of an idiot to get hit in the face by a slow moving hatch (even in the land of the opportunistic law suit). My wife's car has the sensor across the middle of the rear bumper and there has never been the slightest risk of the hatch hitting me in the face.Putting the sensors at the corners allows the hatch to open without the feet having to step back away. The person is already out of the way of the opening hatch. It also avoids someone suing them because they got hit by an opening hatch when they stood too close to it.
@Bucky - please start a different thread and describe your keyless entry not working issues.