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Escaping when Trapped in a Boot

Front view of an open boot

How to open the boot from the inside

If you find yourself trapped in the boot of a car due to an emergency situation like a robbery or kidnapping, or accidentally locked in, you can escape by operating the unlocking device. Remember that the boot is not an airtight space, so try to stay calm and use the unlocking device to get out.
Illustration of unlocking lever in the boot
  1. 01Locate the unlocking device marked as 'OPEN' or '⇒' on the boot lid or inside the boot.
  2. 02Push the unlocking lever in the direction of the arrow to open the boot.
Illustration showing unlock lever of some RVs' boot
  1. 03For some RVs, use a long and flat object such as a key to push the unlock lever inside the groove.


  • Only use the boot unlocking device in emergency situations.
  • Keep children away from the boot to prevent them from accidentally getting trapped inside.
  • Never put people or animals in the boot.
  • The position or shape of the boot unlocking device may vary depending on the vehicle.
The availability and operation of features may vary depending on the model, trim, and region. For detailed information, please refer to the owner’s manual for your vehicle.