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  • 747_JK
    Member Since: 26 Jun 2018
    Location: Surrey
    Posts: 124
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Santorini Black

    OK, so I REALLY don't like the boot on my D5

    And not because it's ugly - I'm over that, I think, and now I quite like it some days...

    But one of kids set the foot kick switch off on a very packed car deck on a Cal Mac ferry last week, and we nearly wiped out the bonnet of the Merc parked behind us as it swung open. The owner looked horrified, but thankfully we missed the front of his car by a couple of inches.

    And today I've banged my head on the open boot twice, and when you don't have any hair, that's bloomin' painful. Not the first time either - I've cut my head open on it in the driveway at home about 2 months ago. it just seems too low, particularly when you are 6ft 3". The old one was never an issue.

    The problem is amplified if you park off road at on an incline, and then walk back from the front of the car rearwards, particularly if holding the hand of a little one and not looking straight ahead the whole time.

    Oh, and that time I hit the button to open the boot in my pocket by mistake and it opened into a brick wall, chipping the bottom of it!

    First world problem, perhaps, But it's a real pain, literally!

    D5 HSE SD6 - Santorini Black - 20" Style 5011 - Fixed panoramic roof - Rear privacy glass - Ebony Windsor leather - Dark satin brushed aluminium trim finisher - Ebony headlining - Heated steering wheel - Premium carpet mats - Surround camera system - Black Exterior Pack - Driver Assist Pack - Black Side Mouldings - Williams Ceramic Coat.
  • Labbix
    Member Since: 05 Mar 2018
    Location: Albania
    Posts: 653
     
    2018 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Silicon Silver

    I liked the boot of the D4 more as well as my fridge just fitted under the retractable cover, not with the D5!
    Did not want the opening with the feet, as had same experience with my other cars hitting the small kids when passing by.
    But sure these are luxury problems Wink so you better enjoy them! You’ve paid a lot for it, remember Thumbs Up
  • JonM
    Member Since: 30 Jun 2016
    Location: North Yorkshire
    Posts: 259
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Farallon Black

    I'm 6'3" and pretty much work out of my car boot. I've got plenty of headroom and haven't hit my head yet.

    Is yours opening fully? I can stand upright under the lowest corner with the car in access height without losing any brain cells. Give it a push upwards to see if it will open any further.

    MY2019 D5 HSE 3.0 SDV6 | Farallon Pearl Black | Black Pack | Privacy Glass | Capability Plus Pack | Adaptive Dynamics | Versatile Climate Pack | FBH with Timed Climate
  • Simon S
    Member Since: 15 Feb 2019
    Location: Towcester
    Posts: 46
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Carpathian Grey

    I read in the manual that the height when open can be set - there is a full section on it. Perhaps it isn't set at full height.

    Simon S
    HSE Commercial on order in Carpathian.
  • 747_JK
    Member Since: 26 Jun 2018
    Location: Surrey
    Posts: 124
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Santorini Black

    I need to investigate this in the morning...... I definitely don't think I could stand under it!

    D5 HSE SD6 - Santorini Black - 20" Style 5011 - Fixed panoramic roof - Rear privacy glass - Ebony Windsor leather - Dark satin brushed aluminium trim finisher - Ebony headlining - Heated steering wheel - Premium carpet mats - Surround camera system - Black Exterior Pack - Driver Assist Pack - Black Side Mouldings - Williams Ceramic Coat.
  • al cope
    Member Since: 02 Jan 2019
    Location: Oldbury
    Posts: 134
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery Sd4 (240) HSE Corris Grey

    I'm 6'4" and whilst I can step under the main part of the tailgate easily enough without bending down, the two bottom corners curve down, and I have hit my head on one of these - yes it bloody hurts, and thats with the tailgate at it highest setting. I just have to remember not to step away from the boot to the side, only directly backwards.

    I also thought you can disable gesture control.

    Al

    whey hey - D5 HSE 2Ltr in Corris with black roof, black & dynamic packs & 22" black alloys, a bit of a change after 2 D3's and 2 D4's Smile
  • DG
    Member Since: 27 Apr 2016
    Location: Surrey
    Posts: 414
    United Kingdom 
    2018 Discovery Sd4 (240) HSE Fuji White

    You can't disable it ...the best way to avoid it is to leave the key in the car rather than your pocket as it won't open when it is more than 4 foot away.

    Seems to be an issue across several manufacturers ...e.g. Ford and Volvo owner have the same issue.
  • Dangerdave
    Member Since: 15 Feb 2017
    Location: Ross-shire, Highlands, Scotland
    Posts: 409
    Scotland 
    2018 Discovery Sd4 (240) SE Santorini Black

    Doesn’t bother me personally can’t get it to work most of the time, so I don’t bother with it. Did have it activate when dragging a hosepipe round the back of the car. That was novel.

    Don’t suppose sticking gaffer tape over the sensor would work?
  • 747_JK
    Member Since: 26 Jun 2018
    Location: Surrey
    Posts: 124
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Santorini Black

    Opening height duly adjusted and I've eeked out another 2-3cms I reckon, verusus how it arrived from the factory. I can now stand under it when raised on access height, but it's still bloomin' close to my head on both corners!

    Still, should mean slightly fewer head bangs moving forward...

    Thanks!

    D5 HSE SD6 - Santorini Black - 20" Style 5011 - Fixed panoramic roof - Rear privacy glass - Ebony Windsor leather - Dark satin brushed aluminium trim finisher - Ebony headlining - Heated steering wheel - Premium carpet mats - Surround camera system - Black Exterior Pack - Driver Assist Pack - Black Side Mouldings - Williams Ceramic Coat.
  • ElPiloto
    Member Since: 16 May 2019
    Location: Dubai
    Posts: 3
    United Arab Emirates 
    2017 Discovery Td6 HSE Lux Scotia Grey

    Thank for writing about this!!!

    I've just got bought a D5 and went to step away from the boot and this post flashed into the forefront of my mind. I stopped moving looked up and sure enough the corner, like a spear, was hovering there waiting to gouge a hole at the top of my 6ft 4 build.

    Well done! Some serious cursing averted! Thumbs Up
  • RDR
    Member Since: 23 Jun 2016
    Location: Derbyshire
    Posts: 117
    United Kingdom 

    This is something I need to investigate when SMWBO's arrives. both making sure it opens as high as possible as I'm 6'5" and also trying to disable the gesture tailgate. Was thinking of trying to cover or disconnect whatever sensors are underneath triggering it. We cannot risk it being opened accidentally when dogs in the back.

    Current: D4 HSE Luxury (MY16)
    D5 HSE Luxury Si6 22" Dynamic - Cancelled gonna wait for the LWB bigger boot version !
  • 747_JK
    Member Since: 26 Jun 2018
    Location: Surrey
    Posts: 124
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Santorini Black

    ElPiloto wrote:
    Well done! Some serious cursing averted! Thumbs Up


    Glad to hear you aren't wearing a plaster on your head tonight!

    D5 HSE SD6 - Santorini Black - 20" Style 5011 - Fixed panoramic roof - Rear privacy glass - Ebony Windsor leather - Dark satin brushed aluminium trim finisher - Ebony headlining - Heated steering wheel - Premium carpet mats - Surround camera system - Black Exterior Pack - Driver Assist Pack - Black Side Mouldings - Williams Ceramic Coat.
  • BlackDog
    Member Since: 10 Feb 2017
    Location: Cheshire
    Posts: 78
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Lux Corris Grey

    I'm starting to feel vertically challenged at only 6ft 2" but even I have had a too close for comfort moment with the corner on the tailgate Laughing

    Hse Lux SDV6
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