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OPENING AND CLOSING THE POWERED 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

Please make sure that the tailgate is fully closed before the vehicle is driven. Driving with the tailgate open may result in damage to the vehicle.

To operate the powered tailgate:

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

    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.

    NOTES

    If all of the doors are locked or part locked, the exterior tailgate button operates when pressed, if a valid smart key is in range and the vehicle's speed is less than 5km/h (3 mph).

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

The tailgate can also be opened or closed using the following methods:

NOTES

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

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 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 lights flash to confirm the alarm status. An audible confirmation may also sound.

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. Press the tailgate button again to open.

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

NOTES

When the vehicle's alarm is armed and the tailgate is subsequently opened, if the tailgate is closed manually, 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 a mislock warning sounds. If any smart key remains inside the vehicle, the tailgate re-opens and a mislock warning sounds.

NOTES

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, if the tailgate is subsequently opened and then closed,

NOTES

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

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.