Hyundai Elantra Owners Manual

Emergency trunk safety release
Features of your vehicle / Trunk / Emergency trunk safety release

Hyundai Elantra: Emergency trunk safety release. Your vehicle is equipped with an emergency trunk release cable located inside

Your vehicle is equipped with an emergency trunk release cable located inside the trunk. The lever glows in the dark when the trunk lid is closed. If someone is inadvertently locked in the trunk, pulling this handle will release the trunk latch mechanism and open the trunk.

Hyundai Elantra: Emergency trunk safety release. WARNING

  • For emergencies, be fully aware of the location of the emergency trunk safety release lever in this vehicle and how to open the trunk if you are accidentally locked in the trunk.
  • No one should be allowed to occupy the trunk of the vehicle at any time. If the trunk is partially or totally latched and the person is unable to get out, severe injury or death could occur due to lack of ventilation, exhaust fumes and rapid heat build-up, or because of exposure to cold weather conditions. The trunk is also a highly dangerous location in the event of a crash because it is not a protected occupant space but is a part of the vehicle’s crush zone.
  • Your vehicle should be kept locked and keys be kept out of the reach of children. Parents should teach their children about the dangers of playing in trunks.
  • Use the release lever for emergencies only. Use with extreme caution, especially while the vehicle is in motion.


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