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Sound strange but my 2016.5 HSE Lux is being built week of Feb 21 and the dealer is not able to confirm if it's coming with Gesture Tailgate. Sounds like it was a new addition to 2016.5 but they are not sure? It's confusing that they do not know after all I ordered from a LR dealer not Walmart. Thoughts anyone?
 

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No, Power Gesture tailgate should replace Power Tailgate for model year 2017.
Mine was built dec 18 and while it is a MY2016.5 HSE lux, it doesn't have it.
 

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My MY2016 also does not have the gesture tailgate, even though the manual states that it does. The dealer confirmed that it does not. But it also doesn't have the front passenger USB port that is in the manual.
 

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My MY2017 HSE also doesn't have it. the LR website in Australia (I'm based in Aus) says that it's a standard feature, but when I took delivery a few weeks ago, I just couldn't get Gesture Tailgate to work. I rang the dealer and they said that the website showing it as a standard feature is a mistake. That's it - end of story, just 'a mistake' and apparently cannot be added as an after-market option. I'm just a tad disappointed, but I was also disappointed that I couldn't upgrade to in-Control Pro as that was supposedly also only a factory-fitted option and not an after-market option
 

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Apparently there were quite a few of us mislead (intentionally or otherwise) regarding the gesture tailgate - and disappointed that we don't have it:(
 

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I took my car in to have a few things looked at and asked about gesture tailgate. No one could get it to work when i was there. When i picked up my car they said they got it to work with an awkward kicking motion but admitted it worked very sporadically. I still haven't been able to get it but they assure me it worked for them.
 

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I took my car in to have a few things looked at and asked about gesture tailgate. No one could get it to work when i was there. When i picked up my car they said they got it to work with an awkward kicking motion but admitted it worked very sporadically. I still haven't been able to get it but they assure me it worked for them.
I've just taken delivery of my 2017 discovery sport , the gesture tailgate ( shake head lol ) it's taken me 5 days to master opening it with my foot and crawling under to see exactly where the sensor is.
To be honest I think I would just use the fob as it's very intermittent/ awkward plus you look a bit daft standing their waggling your foot at your car.
Apart from that no issues , apart fro the 20" rims and tyres , I live half way up a mountain and need AT tyres so will be changing them from the standard 245/45/20 to 275/45/20 as they do AT3 in that size
 

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There are a ton of mistakes on the JLR Canadian website. We placed our order in November of 2016 for a 2017 HSE LUX and the gesture tailgate is showing as a standard option and our dealer was sure it would be on the vehicle. (Vehicle is being built in March for a May delivery)

We also wanted to add the dynamic pack to an HSE package and the website allowed for this. However, at the dealership when we were ordering, we were informed it was a website error and that in order to have the dynamic pack we would have to move up to the HSE LUX.
 

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Unfortunate to hear about the issues you guys are all having with both operation and wondering whether it's included at all. We have it on our 2017 HSE as part of the Convenience Package. I use it all the time. On rare occasions I need to do a second kick to get it to work, but most times I get right on the first kick. Took a bit of practice (looking foolish in the grocery store parking lot was part of it...!), but now it's become one of those features I couldn't live without.

J, did your dealer confirm you're getting it? It's pretty clear on the website that it should be standard on the Lux trim.
 

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There are a ton of mistakes on the JLR Canadian website. We placed our order in November of 2016 for a 2017 HSE LUX and the gesture tailgate is showing as a standard option and our dealer was sure it would be on the vehicle. (Vehicle is being built in March for a May delivery)

We also wanted to add the dynamic pack to an HSE package and the website allowed for this. However, at the dealership when we were ordering, we were informed it was a website error and that in order to have the dynamic pack we would have to move up to the HSE LUX.
Weird mine is not a lux and we have the dynamic design pack.
 

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Ive given up using mine-

its not intuitive or responsive, can take me up to 5 minutes to get the kick happening at the right angle and right speed for it to work...Thats a long time when your carrying groceries in a bag.

I now just get the kids to press the button on the tailgate for me...
 

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i dont think my 2017 HSE LUX has geasture tail gate, how would i check?
Should be standard. My HSE has it despite never getting it to work. apparently you can see the sensors under the car you do a weird kicking motion to open it. my dealer said you kick from the side of the car. I guess that makes sense so it doesnt open on you.
 

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Not sure if this is the case for all, but my 2017 HSE gesture lift gate only works when i wave my foot under the bumper behind the rear tires. ( i have a spare mounted underneath due to the 3rd row) It won't work if i stand directly behind the lift gate.

Hope this can help some of you!

Enjoy
Ryan
 

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yup looks like i do i have it. Have to wave foot close to the rear tire. Works pretty easily. I have no located the sensors, as the 2 holes in the bumper are screws. but hey its there...

Now if i could only figure out the discrepancy with audio systems for 2017...
 

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What about the audio system? I did some digging and might be able to help :)

In regards to the gesture gate. I have an early 17' SE (5 seater) and today... after owning for 3 months I finally got the gesture gate to work?!?! I did some peeking around and still cannot find the sensors. Are they proximity behind the bumper? Sonar?
 

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SO I GOT IT TO WORK TODAY FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE I BOUGHT MY CAR!!!! weird little kick behind the rear tire area did the trick. Thanks guys.
 
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