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09-07-2012 01:38 PM
CDNFocusFan
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Originally Posted by Some Guy From NY View Post
It is nice to see they added an interior trunk release button. This is one of my biggest pet peeves about this car...I have an SEL sedan and it is just so odd to not have a trunk release button inside the car.

However-

That is the WORST spot for the button! Imagine driving highway speeds and you accidentally press the trunk release instead of the fog light button? What were they thinking?
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Originally Posted by Hodge Podge View Post
Not sure about sedans, but on the hatches, the struts are setup to push the hatch shut until it's more than roughly 1/4-1/3 open. Somewhere around that point, they go over-center and start to push the hatch open.

So even if you were to hit the button, and assuming there is no override that locks it out while in gear, it's probably not going to fly open and eject stuff in a James Bond fashion......the potential as an "anti-tailgating" device is worth considering however...
I don't think the button placement is a big deal, actually that's a clever spot without changing much of the interior. It's most likely wired so you can't use it while the vehicle is in motion so if you fat finger the fog light button you don't pop the trunk.

BTW the sedan trunk is spring loaded so it pops open (pretty damn quickly might I add)
09-07-2012 01:12 PM
VectorZ I'd like to have it, but it's not high on my list of pet peeves. Here's the picture.

09-07-2012 10:40 AM
TboneZX3
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Originally Posted by Some Guy From NY View Post
The car has to be unlocked in order for the trunk to be opened from the handle, correct? Why have to unlock the car AND press the button to open the trunk, when I could just press a trunk release button from inside? One step instead of two...
If you hit the trunk release button on the fob, you don't have to unlock the car, so it's still just one step. I admit at first I missed the interior trunk release but, after owning the car for a while, I consider it extraneous.
09-07-2012 10:24 AM
Tiger-Heli http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=262515

2013 SE's have the trunk release but do not get fogs (unless you get the $2500-ish SE Appearance Package).
09-07-2012 09:52 AM
MyThIc3LiTe I'd prefer having a genuine mechanical method of opening it up.

But I'm very old school like that
09-07-2012 08:29 AM
scottjl semi-useful in the Ti and I wouldn't mind if I did have it but I don't exactly miss it that I don't. I can either hit the button on the fob, or more easily, just grab and open the hatch anyway, since the Ti senses the fob nearby and unlocks the hatch when you pull it. never been an issue for me. I would think the S and SE owners would want this more than the Ti owners.
09-03-2012 11:40 AM
Twenty Keep in mind folks that Mustangs have the release button right on the center console by the shifter, even easier to reach. I think they would know to have appropriate safeties in place.
09-03-2012 11:38 AM
1slofofo I have experimented and I couldn't open the trunk while the car is moving, it has to be stopped, you can be in drive but have to be stopped for it to open
09-03-2012 11:12 AM
Some Guy From NY For the sedan the trunk pops ALL THE WAY OPEN. On mine anyway. I have had to actually warn people standing next to my trunk waiting for me to open it to STAND BACK or else they could get smacked with it.

Even when opening the trunk by the button in the handle, if you are not HOLDING the handle tight and press the button, the trunk FLIES ALL THE WAY OPEN.
09-03-2012 09:14 AM
Altis I think the sedans do pop the trunk halfway or so.

The fog like "comparison" was just to say that I don't think it's easy to accidentally press that new trunk button. I honestly don't know if I've ever used my fog lights in the past year, so I'm not used to using the button, but I don't think it would be hard to press the right one. The dash light brightness buttons work the same way, haven't gotten those mixed yet ;) still, I see no need for a button inside. The Cruze is the same way, with that ever so handy button right at the trunk. Makes the other way of having a button inside the car seem to dated and unnecessary, IMHO.

A snack for some thought... I think the trunk release (pop) on the key fob still works when the car is running, so long as it's in park (or parking brake is on if it's a MT).
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