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Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual: Closing the rear hatch

Fig. 31 Opened rear hatch: Recessed grips for closing.

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Closing the rear hatch

  • Grasp one of the recessed grips in the trim of the rear hatch ⇒ Fig. 31  (arrows).
  • Pull the rear hatch down and close it securely so that the latch engages.
  • Check the rear hatch to make sure it is securely latched.

Locking the rear hatch

If you unlock the vehicle with the vehicle key, but do not open either a door or the rear hatch in about the next 30 seconds, the vehicle is automatically locked again. This feature helps prevent you from leaving the vehicle unlocked unintentionally.

It is only possible to lock the rear hatch when it is securely closed and latched.

  • The power locking system also locks the rear hatch.
  • If the rear hatch of a locked vehicle is unlocked with the   button on the remote control vehicle key, it will lock again right after it is closed.
  • A closed but unlocked rear hatch automatically locks at speeds about 5 mph (10 km/h).


Improper or unsupervised closing of the rear hatch can cause severe injuries. Never close the hatch when someone is in the way.
  • Never leave your vehicle unattended or let children play around your vehicle, especially with the rear hatch left open. A child could crawl into the vehicle and pull the rear hatch shut, becoming trapped and unable to get out. A closed vehicle can become very hot or very cold depending on the season. Temperatures can quickly levels that can cause unconsciousness or death, particularly to small children.

Make sure that the remote control vehicle key is not in the luggage compartment before closing the rear hatch.

    Opening the rear hatch
    Fig. 29 In the remote control vehicle key. Button to unlock and open the rear hatch. Fig. 30 Opening rear hatch from the outside. Read and follow the introductory information and safety inform ...

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