The power liftgate will close automatically by doing one of the following:
If the liftgate open/close button is not pressed while closing, power liftgate will stop operate and warning chime will sound for approximately 5 seconds.
The liftgate will close automatically
Power liftgate non-opening conditions
The power liftgate will not open automatically, when the vehicle is moving more than 2 mph (3 km/h).
The chime will sound continuously if you drive over 2 mph (3 km/h) with the liftgate opened. Stop your vehicle immediately at a safe place and check if your liftgate is opened.
Do not operate the power liftgate more than 5 times continuously.
It may damage the power liftgate system.
If the spindle is strained due to continuous operation, the chime will sound 3 times and the power liftgate will not operate. At this time, stop operating the liftgate and leave it for more than 1 minute.
The power liftgate can be operated when the engine is not running. However the power liftgate operation consumes large amounts of vehicle electric power. To prevent the battery from being discharged, do not operate it excessively e.g.: more than approximately 10 times repeatedly.
To prevent the battery from being discharged, do not leave the power liftgate in the open position for a long time.
Do not modify or repair any part of the power liftgate by yourself, visit an authorized Kia dealer.
When jacking up the vehicle to change a tire or repair the vehicle, do not operate the power liftgate. This could cause the power liftgate to operate improperly.
In cold and wet climates, the power liftgate may not work properly due to freezing conditions.
During power opening and closing if the power liftgate is blocked by an object or part of the body, the power liftgate will detect the resistance.
However, if the resistance is weak such as from an object that is thin or soft, or the liftgate is near the latched position, the automatic stop and reversal may not detect the resistance. If the automatic reversal feature operates continuously more than twice during opening or closing operation, the power liftgate may stop at that position. At this time, check if there are no objects near the liftgate, and operate the liftgate automatically again.
Never intentionally place any object or part of your body in the path of the power liftgate to make sure the automatic reversal operates.
Never operate power liftgate attached with any heavy objects (ex. bicycles).
It could damage the power liftgate