Kia Sorento: Power tailgate (if equipped) - Tailgate - Features of your vehicle - Kia Sorento XM Owners ManualKia Sorento: Power tailgate (if equipped)

Second Generation XM (2011-2019) / Kia Sorento XM Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Tailgate / Power tailgate (if equipped)

(1) Power tailgate open/close button


(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:

WARNING

Never leave children or animals unattended in your vehicle. Unattended children or animals could activate the power tailgate which may result in injury to themselves or others, or damage to the vehicle.

WARNING

CAUTION

Do not close or open the power tailgate manually during automatic operation.This may cause damage to the power tailgate or to the vehicle. If it is necessary to close or open the power tailgate manually when the battery is discharged or disconnected, make sure the tailgate is not in operation. Switch the power tailgate to the off position. Do not apply excessive force.

Opening the tailgate

The power tailgate will open automatically by doing one of the following:


The power tailgate will open automatically by doing one of the following:

Press the tailgate handle switch carrying the smart key with you.


Press the tailgate handle switch carrying the smart key with you.

Closing the tailgate

1. Press the power tailgate close button on the tailgate or inside the vehicle


1. Press the power tailgate close button on the tailgate or inside the vehicle (approximately 1 second).

2. The tailgate will close and lock automatically.

WARNING

The chime will sound and the hazard warning flasher will blink 10 times if you drive with the tailgate closed but not fully secured. Stop your vehicle immediately at a safe place to check if your tailgate is securely locked.

✽ NOTICE

The button on the tailgate will not illuminate or function when the system is in the off/manual mode.

Power tailgate non-opening conditions


WARNING

The chime will sound continuously if you drive over 2mph (3km/h) with the tailgate opened. Stop your vehicle at a safe place as soon as possible to check if your tailgate is opened.

WARNING

The chime will sound and the hazard warning flasher will blink 10 times if you drive with the tailgate closed but not fully secured. Stop your vehicle immediately at a safe place to check if your tailgate is securely locked.

✽ NOTICE

Closing the tailgate
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 ...

Automatic reversal
' During power opening and closing if the power tailgate is blocked by an object or part of the body, the power tailgate will detect the resistance. If the resistance is detected while openi ...

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