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So I didn’t realize it until after I bought it that there is NO way to open the hatch/liftgate from inside the vehicle. I’ve always had cars with trunks and every single one of them had a latch in the car that “popped” the trunk. I knew I wasn’t getting the power liftgate and was fine with that but can’t believe you can’t pull a latch in the car so that the hatch pops open. Looking at my manual and where that button is located I’m wondering if this is something that can be added since there is a spot for it? The manual makes it sound as if the car without the power liftgate should still have a button to open it and a smart key with a button to open it also.
 

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So I didn’t realize it until after I bought it that there is NO way to open the hatch/liftgate from inside the vehicle...
Yeah there is. It's the emergency latch which opens the liftgate from inside. Probably not what you're after. I'm so grateful that Hyundai made a manual liftgate for people like me that don't want to wait for a slow motorized liftgate that just adds complexity, cost, weight and gets in the way besides.

What functionality are you missing by not having a cable release? You still have to go around back to open the liftgate.
 

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There are a lot of business where you can order online, pull up to specially marked parking spaces, pop your trunk and they come and put your order in there. When COVID started they actually didn’t want you getting out of the car in order to socially distance yourself from them. As an RN, I found this helpful. I didn’t want the power liftgate because it seems annoying. I just didn’t expect to not be able to pop it open from inside the vehicle. Seems kind of ridiculous
 

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The latch is electrically actuated so if you were handy at all or have a good mechanic it would be very simple to run a switch to it. All the more reason for Hyundai to provide a switch to begin with.
 

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But still, if you could electrically release the latch, you'd still have to reach down and lift the liftgate. If you have to do that what's so hard about operating the switch? It's right there anyway.
My last car wasn't a powered lift gate, and I loved how quick it was to open and shut. I wish the package I got didn't have it

But I agree. Once it's unlocked all a non powered lift gate can do is sit there and hope someone lifts it. There is nothing to open because it's not powered

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So I didn’t realize it until after I bought it that there is NO way to open the hatch/liftgate from inside the vehicle. I’ve always had cars with trunks and every single one of them had a latch in the car that “popped” the trunk. I knew I wasn’t getting the power liftgate and was fine with that but can’t believe you can’t pull a latch in the car so that the hatch pops open. Looking at my manual and where that button is located I’m wondering if this is something that can be added since there is a spot for it? The manual makes it sound as if the car without the power liftgate should still have a button to open it and a smart key with a button to open it also.
Weird, that blank space is the back hatch open button on my Hybrid. Mine is the Hybrid Ultimate (Canada). My key fob is a lot bigger also with the remote parking buttons.
 

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But still, if you could electrically release the latch, you'd still have to reach down and lift the liftgate. If you have to do that what's so hard about operating the switch? It's right there anyway.
I agree with you, but a dashboard switch would not have been a bad idea regardless. My 2011 Element doesn't have a dashboard switch, but my 1999 CRV does, and the CRV is the base model. Go figure. Pretty much all dashboard trunk or hatch buttons just unlatch the lock, the trunk or hatch doesn't open on it's own, it just "pops" , as the poster described. Some of them aren't even electronic, they are operated with a cable, like your hood. Actually the latch on the Tucson itself is electrically actuated at the latch, it is not a mechanical handle. That is why it would be so easy to run a separate switch. If it was mechanical you would have to run a cable, which would be almost impossible.
 
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