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Old 07-28-11, 07:01 AM   #1
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Was thinking about getting an '11 RX350 for my wife.

However, after driving it and checking it out (she liked it), there may be a slight problem.
She is "vertically challenged" (not tall) and may not be able to reach the hatch door (and the power close button) when its fully open.

Now the question:
Can the hatch be "power closed" from the key FOB ?

Appreciate the help ! Thanks
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Old 07-28-11, 07:33 AM   #2
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Yes, it can. I just went and tried it plus, there is a button for it on the dash.
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Old 07-28-11, 08:05 AM   #3
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The RX won't let you keep the tailgate open so even if she drove away with it up, it would beep and close.
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Terrific....thanks for the fast reply.
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To open, Hold the open tailgate button for couple seconds. To close, do the same thing :-p
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The RX won't let you keep the tailgate open so even if she drove away with it up, it would beep and close.
I didnt know it would close for you...interesting. Did the previous RX do this?
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Old 07-28-11, 04:38 PM   #7
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I didnt know it would close for you...interesting. Did the previous RX do this?
I believe so, I can't remember. I didn't make a habit of driving with the tailgate open in order to close it. It may have happened when I reversed the car while cleaning. All these RXs start blending together...

With the questions on the tailgate, I was thinking about when the dealer gave me a 330 loaner when the 300 was in for service. I was eager to try out the power tailgate. I'm sure you remember how fun the non-power tailgate was on the 300 It took a while to figure out all doors had to be unlocked in order to open it with the key fob. Then I played with it for a while I still think it's one of the coolest features even after 8 years.
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I am also "vertically challenged", being only 5'2" tall. I don't have any problem reaching the close button on the hatch when it is open.

I have found the RX to be very comfortable to drive and seems to fit us smaller people just fine. She will love it, as I do. Good luck!
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I didnt know it would close for you...interesting. Did the previous RX do this?
That was my question too, I remembered one time I was helping my friend to move a 60inch tv in a Gen2, the liftgate was open, and only heard the beep, doors were still open.
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The rear door button on my key for my RX will close the door as well as open it. On the '04, however, the side doors have to be unlocked for this button to function, a setup that was dropped in '05 and thereafter, as far as I know.
As noted above, the button on the key does have to be held in for a few seconds; the button on the edge of the door and the button on the dash will activate the door as soon as pushed.
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I am also "vertically challenged", being only 5'2" tall. I don't have any problem reaching the close button on the hatch when it is open.

I have found the RX to be very comfortable to drive and seems to fit us smaller people just fine. She will love it, as I do. Good luck!
Actually, my wife is more vertically challenged than you !!! Only 4' 11''
She'd actually be pretty darn happy with 5'2''

Being the hatch can close via powered mode and via mulitple modes (fob, dash, etc) shouldn't pose a problem.

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Actually, my wife is more vertically challenged than you !!! Only 4' 11''
She'd actually be pretty darn happy with 5'2''

Being the hatch can close via powered mode and via mulitple modes (fob, dash, etc) shouldn't pose a problem.

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Oh my god, My tiny little girlfriend is only 4'9"

She'd actually be pretty darn happy with 4'11''
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OK, I stand corrected. The tailgate won't close automatically when the car is put in drive and reverse. Checked tonight. I could have sworn it did The key fob or inside button will do the trick.

Wow, I can't imagine being below 5" and driving the RX. I feel tiny inside and I'm 5'8". But the seat can be adjusted to fit the height challenged
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the button on the edge of the door and the button on the dash will activate the door as soon as pushed.
both of these require a push and hold. The one on the dash also requires you to be in park.
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Hi Everyone,

Any programming for this?

If there's none, I'll track down that beeper and kill it.
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