Q: How do I use the emergency trunk release?

asked by on January 20, 2016

How do I use the emergency trunk release?

The emergency trunk release is a system that allows a person to escape from the vehicle if they are trapped in the trunk. The trunk release is a plastic handle that hangs down from the inside of the trunk. To use the emergency trunk release, pull on this handle and push the trunk open.

Tip

The emergency trunk release can also be used if you are trapped in the vehicle cabin and the doors are not opening. Access the trunk by folding down the rear seats, and exit the vehicle through the trunk.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

What others are asking

I have an 01 Lexus ls430 the trunk indicator is on as if the trunk is open but it's completely closed. Any ideas?

Hello, thank you for writing in. Something is wrong with the sensor on the latch for the trunk. Scan the vehicle for diagnostic codes to see if anything comes up. You can check the wiring directly to the sensor and...

The four wheel drive system is not engaging the front wheels

From what you are describing it sounds like you have either a failure in the transfer case or in the front axle actuator. I usually drain the fluid from the transfer case first and check it for metal. If there...

How do I pull down the sun visor?

The sun visor can help increase your visibility during extremely bright conditions. There is a sun visor in front of both the driver and the front passenger seat. To access the sun visor, simply pull it down so that it...

What safety tips should I follow when performing vehicle maintenance?

You can perform many different maintenance tasks on your car yourself, but it’s important that you ensure you’re safe while doing so. Here are some of the most important tips to follow at all times, whether you’re changing the oil...

Misfire under acceleration

First I would revisit the plugs and coils. there is always the possibility that something didn't hook up properly. Pay close attention to the ground wires. They are the brown wires that emerge from the harness at seeming random places...

How do I remove the tailgate of a 2012 Ford F-150?

Sometimes, you may find the need for more room to load things into your truck. For this purpose, you can remove the tailgate. To remove the tailgate. Disconnect the tailgate in-line connector on the passenger side under the pickup...

My car has started heating up, reached "cooling mode on" with temperatures of 250+, and it sounds like the fan stays on when I turn off car.

This can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know, the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant temperature by turning...

What does the Passenger Air Bag Off indicator mean on?

While there are several important dash lights that provide information regarding your air bag system, the Passenger Air Bag off indicator is one of the most important. It’s simple – if the light is on, the system is off on...

Ticking noise from engine

Hello. A ticking noise can be caused by a variety of components. Does it increase in speed with the engine? Does they typically happen in while warm or cold, or does it happen constantly? It may be a lifter or...

Related articles

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Over Over the past several years, Buick has returned to form when it comes to luxury sedans, and the 2012 Buick LaCrosse is a standout even when compared to some of the other big names in luxury. Key Features The...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Chevrolet Suburban
The The 2012 Chevrolet Suburban offers large amounts of space to carry around a growing family or to transport supplies to your favorite camping spot. It is available in heavy duty and half ton models. Key Features The 1500 Suburban...
2012 Honda Odyssey vs. 2012 Mazda 5: Which One Should I Buy?
Passenger vans may be one of the most maligned classes of vehicles. From being called "Mom-mobiles" to being mocked extensively by those who have not experienced the comfort and ease of getting into and out of a van, vans just...