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OPENING AND CLOSING THE POWERED TAILGATE

WARNING

The powered tailgate incorporates a soft-close latch. The soft-close latch secures the tailgate automatically. Before operating the tailgate, make sure that the area is clear and anyone in the vicinity does not have any part of their body in a position where it could be trapped. Note that the soft-close 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 latch is exposed. Do not attempt to manually close the latch, as it may also automatically soft-close and trap items or body parts.

CAUTION

Make sure there is sufficient space above and at the rear of the vehicle, before operating the tailgate. Insufficient opening space may result in damage to the vehicle.

CAUTION

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

CAUTION

The vehicle must not be driven with the tailgate unlatched and not completely closed. Any items placed in the load space should be arranged to allow the lid to be securely latched and completely closed. An unlatched or open tailgate may allow items or occupants to fall from the load space, causing injury. Make sure that the tailgate is fully closed prior to driving the vehicle.

An unlatched or open tailgate may allow exhaust fumes to enter the vehicle, causing drowsiness, which in turn may lead to an accident.

Jaguar Land Rover will not accept liability for the loss of any possessions from the vehicle or injuries to other road users, occupants or pets if the vehicle is driven with the tailgate left open or not fully closed.

CAUTION

If the tailgate automatically re-opens after a closing attempt, do not repeatedly attempt to close it as this may cause the latch mechanism to overheat. Unlock all of the doors and the tailgate with the smart key. Make sure that all of the doors, the hood, and the tailgate are completely closed and then lock the vehicle again with the smart key.

CAUTION

The smart key may not be detected if it is placed within a metal container, or if it is shielded by a device with a back-lit LCD screen, such as a smart phone, laptop (including in a laptop bag), games console, etc.

CAUTION

Any items placed in the load space should be arranged to allow the lid to be completely closed and securely latched.

NOTES

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

NOTES

The tailgate release operates when all of the doors are unlocked and the gear selector is in the Park (P) position. When the gear selector is in the Neutral (N) position, the release operates only if all of the doors are unlocked, and the ignition is in convenience mode or switched off. It does not operate if the gear selector is in any other position.

  1. Exterior tailgate release button: Press to open, stop, reverse direction, or close the tailgate.

  2. Tailgate close button: Press to close or stop the tailgate.

The tailgate can also be opened using the following methods:

  • The interior tailgate release button

  • The smart key's tailgate release button.

NOTES

If an object is detected that would interfere with a tailgate opening, movement stops. Remove obstruction and press an open button to continue opening.

To close the powered tailgate when the tailgate is fully open, press the tailgate close button, the exterior tailgate release button, the interior tailgate release button, or the smart key's tailgate button.

After the tailgate has opened to its set height, it can be manually raised or lowered. If the tailgate fails to open or close correctly, close it manually and then press the tailgate release button again.

As the closing tailgate approaches the closed position, it soft-closes to the fully closed position. If the vehicle was previously locked, the alarm re-arms. The hazard warning lamps flash to confirm the alarm status. An audible confirmation may also be given.

If an object is detected that would interfere with a tailgate closing, movement stops and then the tailgate reverses to the fully open position, if able to do so. An audible warning is given to indicate a mislock. Remove any obstructions and press the button again to close the tailgate.

NOTES

If a tailgate button is pressed while the tailgate is opening or closing, all movement stops. However, if a button is pressed during the soft-close stage, the request is ignored.

NOTES

If the vehicle is locked and armed and a valid smart key cannot be detected within 1 m of the rear of the vehicle when the tailgate close button, or the exterior release button is pressed, the tailgate does not power-close. An audible warning sounds to indicate a mislock.

NOTES

If any smart key is left inside the trunk or cabin area when the vehicle is locked and armed and the open trunk is closed, an audible warning sounds to indicate a mislock and the trunk re-opens to a safe position after approximately 3 seconds. Remove keys and re-close the trunk, or unlock the whole vehicle from the smart key or keyless unlocking, close trunk and then re-lock the vehicle via the smart key or keyless locking.

NOTES

If the vehicle is locked and armed and the powered trunk is closed manually, the vehicle searches for a valid smart key. If no smart key is detected within 1 m of the rear of the vehicle, or a smart key remains inside the vehicle, an audible warning sounds to indicate a mislock and the trunk re-opens to a safe position after approximately 3 seconds.

NOTES

The smart key may not be detected if it is inside a metal container, or if it is shielded by a device with a back-lit LCD screen. For example a smartphone laptop, including when inside a bag or a games, console.