Kia Sorento: Closing the tailgate - Tailgate - Features of your vehicle - Kia Sorento XM Owners ManualKia Sorento: Closing the tailgate

Second Generation XM (2011-2019) / Kia Sorento XM Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Tailgate / Closing the tailgate

To close the tailgate, lower and push down the tailgate firmly. Make sure that


To close the tailgate, lower and push down the tailgate firmly. Make sure that the tailgate is securely latched.

WARNING

Make sure your hands, feet and other parts of your body are safely out of the way before closing the tailgate.

WARNING - Exhaust fumes

If you drive with the tailgate open, you may draw dangerous exhaust fumes into your vehicle which can cause serious injury or death to vehicle occupants. If you must drive with the tailgate opened, keep the air vents and all windows open so that additional outside air comes into the vehicle.

WARNING - Rear cargo area

Occupants should never ride in the rear cargo area where no restraints are available. To avoid injury in the event of an accident or sudden stops, occupants should always be properly restrained.

Opening the tailgate
The tailgate is locked or unlocked when all doors are locked or unlocked with the key, transmitter (or smart key) or central door lock switch. If unlocked, the tailgate can be opened by press ...

Power tailgate (if equipped)
(1) Power tailgate open/close button (2) Power tailgate off button (3) Power tailgate handle switch (4) Power tailgate close button ✽ NOTICE The power tailgate operates when: Automat ...

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General Troubleshooting Information
Before Troubleshooting 1. Check applicable fuses in the appropriate fuse/relay box. 2. Using the battery checker (MCR-570 KIT), check the ba ...

Removal
1. Remove the tailgate trim in the trunk after removing the screws and clips. (Refer to Body - "Tailgate") 2. Remove the ...

Tires/Wheels
   • Using tires and wheel other than the recommended sizes could cause unusual handling ch ...

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