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OPENING AND CLOSING THE TAILGATE

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.

WARNING

Death or serious injury may occur if the tailgate is left open and persons or luggage fall out of the moving vehicle.

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. Cycle racks may cause damage to the tailgate while opening.

CAUTION

Do not drive the vehicle with the tailgate open. Driving the vehicle with the tailgate open may result in damage to the vehicle.

  1. Exterior tailgate button: Press to release the lock. Lift the tailgate to open.

WARNING

When the tailgate is open and the latch is manually closed, the soft-close feature may operate. Please make sure that no clothing or body parts are in the vicinity of the latch as serious injury may occur.

NOTES

The exterior tailgate button operates if all of the doors are unlocked and the gear selector is in the Park (P) position. The exterior tailgate button operates differently when the gear selector is in the Neutral (N) position. In this situation, operation begins only if all of the doors are unlocked and the vehicle’s electrical system is in convenience mode or switched off. The exterior tailgate button does not operate if the gear selector is in any other position.

The tailgate can also be released using the following methods:

NOTES

If a tailgate button is pressed while the tailgate is in the soft-close stage, the request is ignored.

NOTES

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

If any smart key remains inside the vehicle when the vehicle is locked and the alarm is armed, the tailgate re-opens and an audible mislock warning sounds. The tailgate also re-opens when the tailgate is subsequently opened and then closed

When the vehicle's alarm is armed and the tailgate is subsequently opened and then closed, the vehicle searches for a valid smart key. If a valid smart key is not detected within 1 m of the rear of the vehicle, the tailgate re-opens and an audible mislock warning sounds. If any smart key remains inside the vehicle, the tailgate re-opens and an audible mislock warning sounds.

NOTES

Make sure the tailgate is fully closed before leaving the vehicle unattended. Visible and audible warnings indicate if the vehicle is locked and the alarm armed. If there are no visible or audible warnings upon closing the tailgate, the vehicle may be unprotected.