Kia Soul: Opening the tailgate - Tailgate - Features of your vehicleKia Soul: Opening the tailgate

Kia Soul (SK3) 2020-2020 Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Tailgate / Opening the tailgate

Kia Soul. Opening the tailgate

  • The tailgate is locked or unlocked when all doors are locked or unlocked with the key, transmitter, smart key or central door lock/unlock switch.
  • Only the tailgate is unlocked if the tailgate unlock button on the transmitter or smart key is pressed for approximately 1 second.
  • If unlocked, the tailgate can be opened by pressing the handle and pulling it up.
  • Once the tailgate is opened and then closed, the tailgate locks automatically. (All doors must be locked.)

NOTICE

In cold and wet climates, door lock and door mechanisms may not work properly due to freezing conditions.

WARNING

The tailgate swings upward. Make sure no objects or people are near the rear of the vehicle when opening the tailgate.

CAUTION

Make certain that you close the tailgate before driving your vehicle. Possible damage may occur to the tailgate gas lifters and attaching hardware if the tailgate is not closed prior to driving.

    Tailgate
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    Closing the tailgate
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