Download 2018-2019 Honda Odyssey Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate User’s Information Manual – How the Hands Free Access Sensor Works Hands Free Access The hands free access power tailgate will only operate when the vehicle is in Park and the keyless access system detects the smart entry remote. Open the Tailgate: With your smart entry remote on you, you can open or close the tailgate hands free by raising and lowering your foot (in a kicking motion) under the rear bumper. The hands free access switch should be set to OFF when you install or use the accessory trailer hitch.
The hands free access switch is located on the left rear side trim panel. By pressing and releasing the hands free access switch, the hands free access function is toggled ON or OFF. If there is no hands free access switch on the left rear side trim panel, please refer to the vehicle owner’s manual. The foot motion target area will be changed if the vehicle is equipped with an accessory trailer hitch. See below. For Your Safety Be careful not to kick the bracket of the accessory trailer hitch or the muffler when using the hands-free access power tailgate.