Chevrolet Cruze Owners Manual: Doors
Exhaust gases can enter the vehicle if it is driven with the liftgate, trunk/hatch open, or with any objects that pass through the seal between the body and the trunk/hatch or liftgate. Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide (CO) which cannot be seen or smelled. It can cause unconsciousness and even death.
If the vehicle must be driven with the liftgate, or trunk/hatch open: • Close all of the windows.
• Fully open the air outlets on or under the instrument panel.
• Adjust the climate control system to a setting that brings in only outside air and set the fan speed to the highest setting. See “Climate Control Systems” in the Index.
• If the vehicle has a power liftgate, disable the power liftgate function.
Remote Trunk Release
To open the trunk from outside the vehicle, press the button on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter, or by pressing the touch pad above the license plate when the doors are unlocked.
If the engine is running, the doors must be unlocked. Vehicles with an automatic transmission must be in P (Park), vehicles with a manual transmission must have the park brake applied.
Emergency Trunk Release Handle
Notice: Do not use the emergency trunk release handle as a tie-down or anchor point when securing items in the trunk as it could damage the handle.
The emergency trunk release handle is only intended to aid a person trapped in a latched trunk, enabling them to open the trunk from the inside.
There is an emergency trunk release handle located inside the trunk on the trunk lid. The release handle can be accessed by folding the rear seatback. Pull the release handle to open the trunk from the inside.