2023 Acura MDX - How To Use The Tailgate With Walk Away Close

2023 Acura MDX Driving

The 2023 Acura MDX is one of the most technologically advanced SUVs on the market today. It’s got everything a family needs, plus plenty of luxury accouterments, to make your daily commute, weekly errands, weekend getaways to the Catskills, and cross-country family vacations a joy to drive.



One of the high-tech features is the Acura MDX tailgate. Its hands-free operation helps you load and unload cargo with ease, whether you’re shopping for groceries or bringing home supplies for a DIY project.

Discover how to use the Acura MDX hands-free liftgate with our handy guide for Canton and Hartford drivers.

How to Use the 2023 Acura MDX Tailgate

Using the Acura MDX hands-free liftgate is easy. Just follow these instructions:

  1. With the tailgate open and while carrying the key fob, press the walkaway close button located in the rear cargo area. The indicator on the button will turn green when the walkaway close is activated.
  2. Walk at least three feet away within 30 seconds to automatically close the tailgate. Some exterior lights will flash, and a beeper will sound.
  3. To have the MDX automatically lock when the walkway closed tailgate closes, activate the automatic locking function.

By default, this function is deactivated. You may have to perform an Acura MDX power tailgate reset to activate or enable the locking function.

How to Enable the Acura MDX Power Tailgate Locking Function

Enable the Acura MDX power tailgate functionality with a few easy steps using your Acura’s touchscreen on the front console.

  1. Go to settings
  2. Select “Vehicle”
  3. Choose “Keyless access setup”
  4. Select “Walk away auto lock”
  5. Select “Enable”

Special note: When the auto lock function is enabled, only the key fob that was used to unlock the driver’s door prior to the setting change can activate auto lock.

What Will Prevent the Auto Lock From Functioning

Also, keep in mind that there are several vehicle conditions that will prevent the auto lock function from operating.

The auto lock function will not operate when:

  • The keyless access remote is inside the vehicle
  • A door, tailgate, or the hood is not closed
  • The power mode is set to any mode other than all
  • The keyless access remote is more than five feet from the vehicle when the doors and tailgate are closed

And there you have it! Now you can use the 2023 Acura MDX hands-free liftgate with ease every time you run errands in West Hartford and Manchester!

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Ready to take the next step? Contact us or call 860-352-0766 to schedule a test drive with us today! Once you climb behind the wheel of a new Acura MDX, we think it’ll be love at first drive. If you’re ready to move forward, apply for financing, and we’ll help you bring home one of these beautiful SUVs to put in your garage.

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