Kia Soul: Opening the tailgate - Tailgate - Features of your vehicle - Kia Soul 2014-2018 PS Owner ManualKia Soul: Opening the tailgate

Second generation PS (2014-2018) / Kia Soul 2014-2018 PS Owner Manual / Features of your vehicle / Tailgate / 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 pressing the handle switch and then pulling the handle up.
  • Only the tailgate is unlocked if the tailgate unlock button on the smart key is pressed (if equipped). Once the tailgate is opened and then closed, the tailgate is locked automatically.

✽ 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 lift cylinders and attached hardware if the tailgate is not closed prior to driving.

    Tailgate
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    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 ...

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