Nissan Murano: Liftgate / Motion-Activated Liftgate (if so equipped)

Nissan Murano 2015-2022 Owners Manual / Pre-driving checks and adjustments / Liftgate / Motion-Activated Liftgate (if so equipped)

The liftgate can be operated using a quick kicking motion under the center of the rear bumper.

To operate, the Intelligent Key must be within 31.5 in (80 cm) of the liftgate.


Tow hitches are available as an accessory for this vehicle. If a tow hitch is installed, the liftgate electronic control unit (ECU) needs to be replaced with an ECU programmed with towing logic for the Motion-Activated Liftgate to function properly.

Proper operation technique

Nissan Murano. Motion-Activated Liftgate (if so equipped)

Activation zone

  • While at the rear of the vehicle, begin making a quick forward kicking motion.
  • Raise your foot straight under the center of the rear bumper then immediately return your foot to the ground in a continuous motion.
  • The kicking motion should be straight, smooth and consistent.
  • After your kick motion is complete, step back and allow the liftgate to open/close.

    Nissan Murano. Motion-Activated Liftgate (if so equipped)

    DO: Quick forward kick and return while the key fob is within range

  • Three beeps will sound and the liftgate will begin moving within two seconds after the kick.

Nissan Murano. Motion-Activated Liftgate (if so equipped)

DO NOT: Swing foot side to side or pause during kick


Before performing the kicking motion, steady your stance to prevent any loss of balance. Also, while making the kicking motion, take caution around hot exhaust system parts. Otherwise, there may be danger of injury.


Prevent unintentional liftgate opening/closing. There may be conditionswhenopening/ closing the liftgate is not desired. Keep the Intelligent Key out of range of the liftgate, (31.5 in or 80 cm), when washing or working around the back of the vehicle.


Interference or malfunction can be caused by parking in close proximity to radio or satellite towers.

Intelligent Key interference could be caused if you have your key fob stored next to your cell phone or any RFenabled smart card. For additional information, refer to “NISSAN Intelligent Key®” in this section.

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    The gauge indicates the approximate fuel level in the tank.

    The gauge may move slightly during braking, turning, acceleration, or going up or down hills.

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