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OPENING AND CLOSING THE POWERED TAILGATE

WARNING

Before operating the tailgate, make sure that anyone in the vicinity does not have any body part 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.

WARNING

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 cycle rack is fitted to the tailgate. Remove any cycles and/or racks before operating the tailgate.

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. Tailgate open and close 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 tailgate release 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.

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.

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

Object detection while closing: If an object is detected that would interfere with a tailgate closing, tailgate movement stops and then reverses to the fully open position, if able to do so. An audible warning is given to indicate a mislock. Remove any obstructions and if the tailgate is open, press the tailgate button again to close the tailgate. If the tailgate is not open, press a tailgate release button to open the tailgate, and remove any obstructions. Once the obstructions have been removed, press the tailgate close button to close the tailgate.

NOTES

If a valid smart key cannot be detected within 1 m of the rear of the vehicle, the tailgate does not power-close. An audible warning sounds to indicate a mislock.

NOTES

If the tailgate 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 tailgate re-opens after approximately 3 seconds.

NOTES

If the smart key is inadvertently left inside the luggage compartment and the vehicle is locked and the alarm set, an audible warning sounds to indicate a mislock and the tailgate re-opens after approximately 3 seconds. The smart key may not be detected if it is inside a metal container, or if it s shielded by a device with a back-lit LCD screen. For example a smartphone laptop, including when inside a bag, games, console etc.