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Toyota Kluger 2011: Does it have a rear door sensor?

Asked by Jodi

My three-year-old son climbed over the back seat and into the parcel area of our 2011 Toyota Kluger. Without realising he was there I pressed the auto close on the rear door. It closes slowly. My son started screaming. The door had closed on his arm. His arm was slightly bruised and we later found a small break. My question is does the door have a sensor. When it closes on an obstruction does it stop closing or does it continue to apply pressure until the obstruction is removed.

Answered by CarsGuide

2 Jun 2017 Graham Smith

We contacted Toyota about your concern and a spokesman responded with the following: "We are very sorry to learn that your reader has experienced this accident. I can confirm that the power back door fitted to the 2011 Kluger indeed includes jam protection functionality, which reverses the direction of the door, should it detect an obstruction or resistance. Additionally, when the power back door is either opening or closing, the vehicle hazard lamps flash and an audible warning sounds, to notify the occupants and passers-by that the door is either coming up or down. During the final 330 mm (approx.) of the closing arc, the speed at which the back door closes reduces prior to engaging the lock mechanism. While the above safety features are built into the door mechanism, as with any automated function or technology, it is important that the operator ensures conditions are safe and appropriate at all times during usage. I hope your reader's son makes a full and speedy recovery."

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