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Just a quick thought, does the tailgate stop opening if it meets resistance - i.e. person, garage door etc.

I just had visions of my wife pressing the boot release whilst the car is backed up close to the garage!

Anyone tried to hold back the electric tailgate?

Many thanks

Hoggy

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you can stop it (takes a little force to stop it ) going up, makes a god awful noise when you do it, but doesn't have sensors on it to stop it hitting car park ceiling etc. the best is to set it to a reasonable height thus avoiding it in low ceilings
 

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Thanks for the info Rahoo!

I was kind of hoping that you would say as soon as it meets a resistance it stops!

I better order some Ibis white touch up paint ASAP

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Ha - that's worried me too. Particularly as I tend to reverse into drive at night and park with tailgate facing garage door. All I would say is that the "arc" that then tailgate edge makes as it swings up, is more up than out, if that makes sense? You would have to be VERY close (maybe a few feet) to an object to clout it. There is a cut out, but not sensitive enough to prevent superficial damage I think.
 

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To add to what has been posted, NO it doesn't stop automatically. Had one dodgy moment where I'd parked too close to the back wall of a multi-storey!

On a related topic, anyone had any problems with the tailgate closing button? I'd had no problems for a year, then yesterday it wouldn't close at all. Kept pressing it ... nothing. Ended up having to manually close the boot, which it doesn't like either! Tried it again today and everything seems to be working normally. Bizarre.
 

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Not directly related to the question, but I have just been out on my MTB, using the Thule bike carrier on the towbar and found that when the towbar electrics are plugged in, the electric tailgate doesn't work.

Initially thought *$%! but on reflection, it is a nice little safety feature to stop you putting a great big dent in your back door !!
 

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To add to what has been posted, NO it doesn't stop automatically. Had one dodgy moment where I'd parked too close to the back wall of a multi-storey!

On a related topic, anyone had any problems with the tailgate closing button? I'd had no problems for a year, then yesterday it wouldn't close at all. Kept pressing it ... nothing. Ended up having to manually close the boot, which it doesn't like either! Tried it again today and everything seems to be working normally. Bizarre.
Just had the first fault on the Q5 - the electricboot does not now open off the key fob. Strange, worked alright for the salesman 3 weeks ago !! Oh well a trip to the workshop one Saturday morning I guess !!!
 

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Hi Robp,

Did you hold the talgate release button on the key fob for two seconds? It has a delay to avoid acccidental operation.
 

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I had the same problem with the close not working, there was a fault generated and I took to the garage and they updated my software and no problems since (was in May last year)
 

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Hi Robp,

Did you hold the talgate release button on the key fob for two seconds? It has a delay to avoid acccidental operation.
Woops - bit embaressing
- it works !! Saved me a trip to the garage. - Thanks mate .
 

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An old post I know, but thought I would resurrect rather than starting a new one


I was wondering if you pressed either the button on the tailgate or the remote whilst the tailgate was opening would it either stop or reverse its action?

I don't like the sound of holding the tailgate back if it's going to make a noise which can't be good for it. Currently my A3 tailgate opens fine in the garage with about 2 inches to spare, but I am pretty sure the Q5 will foul, unless I adjust the height to a reasonable. I am thinking of adjusting the tailgate to a low level outside the garage, then once inside open it then see how far I can manually lift it and adjust again. I tried this with the one in the showroom and when I pulled it down below a certain level it started the closing process.

Thank you.
 

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Pressing the remote, the hatch release or the button on the underneath of the boot stops the boot opening. Pressing the hatch release or the button on the underneath of the boot shuts it again. For some strange reason only known to Audi you can't close the boot with the remote?!
 

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Pressing the remote, the hatch release or the button on the underneath of the boot stops the boot opening. Pressing the hatch release or the button on the underneath of the boot shuts it again. For some strange reason only known to Audi you can't close the boot with the remote?!
Great, thank you
 

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No worries - roll on the 1st of March eh?
 

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Too right... It's suddenly feeling very real.

Just hope I don't have any of the problems others are having!
 

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What problems?
 

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What problems?
Light & artificial steering & emission light problems.

I am finding it difficult to work out which are MY13 cars, but I'm sure both these problems are MY13. Understandably after 6 total fault free motoring from my A3 I am a little concerned but trying not to let it get to me too much.

I know people usually only post when they have problems so I hope I will be ok, but I'm spending my hard earned cash and I don't want that kind of hassle.
 

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You'll get a bias towards problems as people will post when they do. At the end of the day part of the premium of having a new car is a warranty which will fix any problems anyway.
 
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You'll get a bias towards problems as people will post when they do. At the end of the day part of the premium of having a new car is a warranty which will fix any problems anyway.
Very true, thank you
 

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Pressing the remote, the hatch release or the button on the underneath of the boot stops the boot opening. Pressing the hatch release or the button on the underneath of the boot shuts it again. For some strange reason only known to Audi you can't close the boot with the remote?!
Explanation from Audi is that it is for security reasons, you can not close the trunk with remote control
There are solution for this problem
http://www.kufatec.de/shop/en/Trunk-Modules/audi/Comfort-Hatch-Module-Audi-Q5-8R
 
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