Toyota Prius Owners Manual
To open the back door, push the backdoor opener and raise the back door.
If the back door opener does not operate,see “If you cannot operate back dooropener” on page 380.
When closing the back door, the insidehandle can be used to make the reacheasier.
See “Cargo and luggage” on page 344 forprecautions to observe when loading luggage.
To close the back door, lower it and pressdown on it. After closing the back door,try pulling it up to make sure it is securelyclosed.
Keep the back door closed while driving.This not only keeps the luggagefrom being thrown out, but also preventsexhaust gases from enteringthe vehicle.
If the 12 volt battery is disconnected orrun down, the back door will be automaticallylocked and the back door systemmay not work after you reconnect, replaceor recharge the 12 volt battery. In any ofthese cases, normalize the back door systemby following procedure.
1. Unlock the back door with the remotecontrol key or power door lock switch.
2. Close the back door completely byhand.
If the back door system does not operateproperly after the above procedure, theremay be a problem in the system. Contactyour Toyota dealer.