Kia Soul: Opening the tailgate - Tailgate - Features of your vehicle - Kia Soul 2009-2013 AM Owner ManualKia Soul: Opening the tailgate

First generation AM (2010–2013) / Kia Soul 2009-2013 AM 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 or central door lock switch.
  • If unlocked, the tailgate can be opened by pressing the handle switch and then pulling the handle up.

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

CAUTION - Tailgate lift cylinders

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.

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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 - Exhaust fumes Driving with the tailgate open is not advisable. Dangerous ...

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