Hyundai Elantra: Trunk - Convenient FeaturesHyundai Elantra: Trunk

Opening the trunk

1. Make sure the shift lever is in P (Park, for automatic transmission/Intelligent variable transmission) or first gear or R (Reverse, for manual transmission) and set the parking brake.

2. Then do one of the following:

  • Hold down the trunk unlock button located on your remote key or smart key for more than 1 second.
  • Additionally, for vehicles equipped with smart key :
    -- While all doors are unlocked, press the switch in the trunk to open the trunk with or without the smart key in your possession.
    -- If any door is locked or all doors are locked, the switch can still be used to open the trunk, as long as the smart key is in your possession.

-- Use the trunk release lever.

3. Lift the trunk lid up.

Closing the trunk

Lower the trunk lid and press down until it locks. To be sure the trunk lid is securely fastened, always check by trying to pull it up again.


Always keep the trunk lid completely closed while the vehicle is in motion. If it is left open or ajar, poisonous exhaust gases containing carbon monoxide (CO) may enter the vehicle and serious illness or death may result.


To prevent damage to the trunk lift cylinders and the attached hardware, always close the trunk before driving.


In cold and wet climates, trunk lock and trunk mechanisms may not work properly due to freezing conditions.

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