Kia Soul: Closing the tailgate - Tailgate - Features of your vehicle - Kia Soul 2014-2019 PS Owner ManualKia Soul: Closing the tailgate

Second generation PS (2014-2019) / Kia Soul 2014-2019 PS Owner 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.

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