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 ?
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.
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.
2015 RC350 Infrared
First Edition (Nov 2014)
2004 RX330 w Nav/ML
and Thundercloud Grill
Formerly: SC400 and SC430
If there's none, I'll track down that beeper and kill it.
2010 RX, Lux Pack, ML, HUD, Chrome Wheels, etc.
2008 GX, All the good stuff plus Sports Pack (KDSS, Graphites, and Smoked Lenses).
2010 HS, T-boned, saved my life, side airbags save life.
2000 LX, family cruiser for a decade, retired and traded for RX.