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Kia Sportage: How to deactivate the Smart Liftgate with Auto Open function using the smart key

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2024) - Owner's Manual / Features of your vehicle / Smart Liftgate with Auto Open / How to deactivate the Smart Liftgate with Auto Open function using the smart key

How to deactivate the Smart Liftgate with Auto Open function using the smart key

  1. Door lock
  2. Door unlock
  3. Liftgate open
  4. Panic button
  5. Remote start

If you press any button of the smart key during the Detect and Alert stage, the Smart Liftgate with Auto Open function will be deactivated.

Make sure to be aware of how to deactivate the Smart Liftgate with Auto Open function for emergency situations.

NOTICE

  • If you press the door unlock button (2), the Smart Liftgate with Auto Open function will be deactivated temporarily.

    But, if you do not open any door for 30 seconds, the Smart Liftgate with Auto Open function will be activated again.

  • If you press the liftgate open button (3) for more than 1 second, the liftgate opens.
  • If you press the door lock button (1) or liftgate open button (3) when the Smart Liftgate with Auto Open function is not in the Detect and Alert stage, the Smart Liftgate with Auto Open function will not be deactivated.
  • In case you have deactivated the Smart Liftgate with Auto Open function by pressing the smart key button and opened a door, the Smart Liftgate with Auto Open function can be activated again by closing and locking all doors.

Detecting area

Detecting area

  • The Smart Liftgate with Auto Open operates with a welcome alert if the smart key is detected within 20 ~ 40 inches (50 ~ 100 cm) from the liftgate.
  • The alert stops at once if the smart key is positioned outside the detecting area during the Detect and Alert stage.

NOTICE

The Smart Liftgate with Auto Open function will not work if any of the following occurs:

  • The smart key is close to a radio transmitter such as a radio station or an airport which can interfere with normal operation of the transmitter.
  • The smart key is near a mobile two way radio system or a cellular phone.
  • Another vehicle's smart key is being operated close to your vehicle.

The detecting range may decrease or increase when :

  • One side of the tire is raised to replace a tire or to inspect the vehicle.
  • The vehicle is slantingly parked on a slope or unpaved road, etc.

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