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Just purchased a 2022 Taos S Trim. Love it! One question: The trunk button on the fob does not open the trunk, and since it is not a power door I'm not surprised. However, the car lights still flash like this button is being recognized.

What is this button for?
If it doesn't work, why is it on the fob?
What do the flashes on the tail lights mean?

Maybe it does work and I'm just not pressing it properly but have tried holding, double pressing, etc...
 

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If the car is locked, pressing the trunk button will only unlock the hatch. You can open it and when you close it again it will automatically lock. It's probably a pretty redundant feature most of the time since the keyless entry will unlock the trunk when you try to open it with the key nearby.
2 flashes = unlocking
1 flash = locking
 

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Thanks for your response! So all this button will do is lock/unlock the back? It doesn't seem to even pop open a little....

You mentioned the keyless entry. I haven't actually experienced that yet. Is this available on the S trim too?
 

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Thanks for your response. So on the S trim this button seems to basically add no value over the regular lock/unlock button....
Wrong. It unlocks the tailgate ONLY. It’s a security feature so you can open it without unlocking the doors.

In the same way, with keyless, using the trunk button on the trunk itself unlocks the trunk as you open it but doesn’t unlock the car.
 

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Wrong. It unlocks the tailgate ONLY. It’s a security feature so you can open it without unlocking the doors.

In the same way, with keyless, using the trunk button on the trunk itself unlocks the trunk as you open it but doesn’t unlock the car.
Yeah, I understand. Just doesn't seem much more secure or more convenient lol. I think I'll end up just using the button for all.
 

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Back in the day cars came with a key for the locks and ignition and a different key for the trunk and glovebox. Then it switched to a valet key and a full function key. This is another iteration of that.
I'm younger, so I don't remember this. I just think it adds little value and would rather have seen the FOB cleaner with only 2 buttons if there's no power trunk door.
 

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It would probably seem like more of a feature to you if you frequently have to load or unload things from the rear door while on a busy city street or business district. It could be that you can’t always be watching for someone to open a side door and grab whatever they can while your head is in the back trying to get the item you need.
 

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It would probably seem like more of a feature to you if you frequently have to load or unload things from the rear door while on a busy city street or business district. It could be that you can’t always be watching for someone to open a side door and grab whatever they can while your head is in the back trying to get the item you need.
Yep, this makes sense. Thanks!
 

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Yep, this makes sense. Thanks!
It’s also why you can select how your doors unlock from a menu. All, one side, one door.

Again, in the beforetimes, many cars with power locks did not have power locks attached to the key. That means you unlock your door, then reach in and unlock the other doors from the armrest control. Other cars had a feature where you unlock once and driver door unlocks and unlock again to unlock the rest of the doors. It’s all about safety from bad actors.
 
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