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OPENING AND CLOSING THE POWERED TAILGATE

CAUTION

Make sure there is a minimum space of 1.0 m (39 in) above, and at the rear, of the vehicle before operating the tailgate. Insufficient space may result in damage to the vehicle.

CAUTION

Do not operate the tailgate if a cycle rack is fitted to the tailgate. Remove any cycles and/or racks before operating the tailgate.

  • Press the exterior release button (1), to open the Powered tailgate.

  • Press and release the button to close the Powered tailgate.

The tailgate can also be opened and closed by pressing the Luggage compartment interior release button (2), exterior release button (1) or the Smart key. See OPENING AND CLOSING THE LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT.

NOTES

The tailgate will not open if the vehicle is travelling at, or above, approximately 5 km/h (3 mph).

NOTES

When using the exterior release button (1), both of the doors must be unlocked and the transmission engaged in Park (P).

NOTES

If the Smart key is inadvertently left inside the Luggage compartment, the vehicle is locked and the alarm set, an audible warning will sound and the tailgate will re-open after 3 seconds.

After the tailgate has opened, it can be manually lowered. If the tailgate fails to open or close correctly, close it manually, then press the exterior release button (1) again.

NOTES

If a tailgate button is pressed while the tailgate is opening or closing, all movement will stop. However, if a button is pressed during the automatic locking stage, an open request will be ignored.

WARNING

Before operating the tailgate, make sure that anyone in the vicinity does not have any part of their body in a position where it could be trapped. Note that the automatic locking action does not incorporate object detection. Death or serious injury could occur, even with an object detection system.

While the tailgate is open, the locking platform and latch are exposed. Do not manually close the latch as it may also automatically lock and trap items or body parts.

Object detection while opening: If an object is detected that would interfere with the tailgate opening, tailgate movement will stop. Remove any obstructions and press a tailgate release button again to open.

Object detection while closing: If an object is detected that would interfere with the tailgate closing, tailgate movement will stop and then reverse to the fully open position. An audible warning will be given to indicate a mislock. Remove any obstructions and press a tailgate release button again to close.