To open the rear trunk, ensure the vehicle is in Park,
then do one of the following:
• Touch the associated OPEN button on the
• Double-click the rear trunk button on the key fob
• Touch the rear trunk button on the mobile app.
• With Model Y unlocked, press the switch located
under the rear trunk’s exterior handle.
When a door or the rear trunk powered
liftgate is open, the touchscreen displays
the Door Open indicator light. The
image of your Model Y on the
touchscreen also displays the open
To stop a powered liftgate while it is moving, single-click
the rear trunk button on the key fob. Then, when
you double-click the rear trunk button, it moves again,
but in the opposite direction (provided it was not
almost entirely open or closed when you stopped it).
For example, if you single-click to stop the powered
liftgate while it is opening, when you double-click, it
NOTE: In emergency situations, you can override an
Open or Close command by grabbing hold of the
powered liftgate to stop it in place.
WARNING: Before opening or closing the
powered liftgate, it is important to check that the
area around the liftgate is free of obstacles
(people and objects). You must proactively
monitor the liftgate to ensure that it does not
come into contact with a person or object. Failure
to do so may result in damage or serious injury.
To close the powered liftgate, do one of the following:
• Touch the associated CLOSE button on the
• Double-click the rear trunk button on the key fob.
• Press the switch located on the underside of the
If the powered liftgate senses an obstruction when
closing, it stops moving and sounds two chimes.
Remove the obstruction and try closing it again.
Adjusting Liftgate Opening Height
You can adjust the opening height of the powered
liftgate to make it easier to reach or to avoid low-hanging
ceilings or objects (for example, a garage door or light):
- Open the trunk, then manually lower or raise the
liftgate to the desired opening height.
- Press and hold the button on the underside of the
liftgate for three seconds until you hear a
- Confirm that you have set it to the desired height by
closing the powered liftgate, then reopening it.
Accessing the Cargo Area
To access the cargo area inside the rear trunk, pull up
the strap at the rear of the cargo cover. You can then
fold the cargo cover forward or remove it from Model Y.
CAUTION: To avoid damage, never load more
than 130 lbs (60 kg) on the rear load floor (above
the lower trunk compartment), 285 lbs (130 kg) in
the large lower trunk compartment, or more than
50 lbs (23 kg) in the shallow lower trunk
compartment. Doing so can cause damage.