Rear Trunk

Opening

To open the rear trunk, ensure Model Y is in Park, then do one of the following:

  • Touch the associated Open button on the touchscreen.
  • Double-click the rear trunk button on the key fob.
  • Touch the rear trunk button on the mobile app.
  • Press the switch located under the liftgate's exterior handle (a valid key must be detected).
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CAUTION
Before opening the liftgate in an enclosed area (such as a garage), ensure the opening height of the liftgate is properly adjusted to avoid low-hanging ceilings or objects (see Adjusting Liftgate Opening Height).

Model Y must be unlocked or detect a key before you can use the switch to open the liftgate.

Rear of vehicle with zoombox showing detail of the switch on the liftgate exterior handle
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When a door or trunk is open, the touchscreen displays the Door Open indicator light. The image of your Model Y on the touchscreen also displays the open trunk.

To stop a 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 liftgate while opening, when you double-click, it closes.

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Note
In emergency situations, you can override an open or close command by grasping the liftgate to stop it in place.
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Warning
Before opening or closing the liftgate, check the surrounding area (for 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 injury.

A low voltage power socket is located on the left side of the rear trunk.

low voltage power socket located on the left side of the rear trunk.

Adjusting Liftgate Opening Height

You can adjust the opening height of the liftgate to make it easier to reach or to avoid low-hanging ceilings or objects (for example, a garage door or light):

  1. Open the trunk, then manually lower or raise the liftgate to the desired opening height.
  2. Press and hold the button on the underside of the liftgate for three seconds until you hear a confirmation chime.
    A button on the underside of the liftgate with an image of a car with a its trunk open
  3. Confirm that you have set it to the desired height by closing the liftgate, then reopening it.
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CAUTION
Depending on configuration (such as suspension height or wheel selection), your vehicle's liftgate can open up to approximately 2.3 meters high. Adjust the liftgate height to prevent it from coming into contact with low ceilings or other objects.

Closing

To close the liftgate, do one of the following:

  • Touch the associated Close button on the touchscreen.
  • Double-click the rear trunk button on the key fob.
  • Press the switch located on the underside of the liftgate

If the liftgate senses an obstruction when closing, it stops moving and chimes two times. Remove the obstruction and try closing it again.

Parcel Shelf (if equipped)

The parcel shelf covers the rear cargo and is useful when you want to conceal valuables, keep the sun away from groceries, or minimize noise from rustling objects. To fold the shelf in, hold the circular panel and slide the shelf back toward the rear seat. Fold the circular panel on top of the folded parcel shelf. To unfold, flip over the circular panel and slide the shelf toward you until it straightens out.

To remove, fold the back panel and lift the parcel shelf upward with your hand underneath the bottom of the shelf to disengage the tabs and magnets in the front corners. Then slide the parcel shelf out.

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CAUTION
Do not place heavy objects on top of the parcel shelf.

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.

Secure all cargo before moving Model Y, and place heavy cargo in the lower trunk compartment.

Rear trunk with arrow pointing upwards from cargo cover strap

The cargo weight should be distributed as evenly as possible between the front and rear trunks.

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CAUTION
Never load more than 40 kg in the lower tub compartment of the rear trunk or more than 130 kg on the upper floor. Doing so can cause damage.
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Warning
When loading cargo, always consider the vehicle's Technically Permissible Maximum Laden Mass (TPMLM) (see Vehicle Loading). The TPMLM is the maximum allowable total mass of the vehicle including all passengers, fluids, and cargo.

Cargo Securing Equipment (if equipped)

Rear trunk with cargo net laying flat on the trunk floor with zoom boxes showing the cargo hooks

Model Y has four hooks located in the rear trunk (two toward the front and two toward the back). These hooks are designed to attach to the four corners of a lashing device, such as a cargo net, to secure objects to the rear trunk floor in normal highway and city driving. For more information, follow the instructions from a third-party lashing device manufacturer.

The cargo hooks are designed to secure loose objects in the cargo area. Do not exceed the maximum weight capacity of the rear trunk (see Accessing the Cargo Area).