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Kia Sportage: How to use the Smart Liftgate with Auto Open

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

Smart Liftgate w i th Auto Open (if equipped)

On a vehicle equipped with a smart key, the liftgate can be opened using the Smart Liftgate with Auto Open system.

Smart Liftgate w i th Auto Open (if equipped)

How to use the Smart Liftgate with Auto Open

The liftgate can be opened with notouch activation satisfying all the conditions below.

  • After 15 seconds when all doors are closed and locked
  • Positioned in the detecting area for more than 3 seconds.

NOTICE

The Smart Liftgate with Auto Open does not operate when:

  • The smart key is detected within 15 seconds after the doors are closed and locked, and is continuously detected.
  • The smart key is detected within 15 seconds after the doors are closed and locked, and 60 inches (1.5 m) from the front door handles.
  • A door is not locked or closed.
  • The smart key is in the vehicle.
  1. Setting

To activate the Smart Liftgate with Auto Open, go to 'Vehicle ? Door ? Smart Liftgate' on the LCD display.

  1. Detect and Alert

If you are positioned in the detecting area (20 ~ 40 inches [50 ~ 100 cm] behind the vehicle) carrying a smart key, the hazard warning lights will blink and chime will sound to alert you the smart key has been detected and the liftgate will open.

NOTICE

Do not approach the detecting area if you do not want the liftgate to open. If you have unintentionally entered the detecting area and the hazard warning lights and chime starts to operate, leave the detecting area with the smart key.

The liftgate will stay closed.

  1. Automatic opening

The hazard warning lights will blink and chime 6 times and then the liftgate will open.

WARNING

  • Make sure you close the liftgate before driving your vehicle.
  • Make sure there are no people or objects around the liftgate before opening or closing the liftgate.
  • Make sure objects in the liftgate do not come out when opening the liftgate on a slope. It may cause serious injury.
  • Make sure to deactivate the Smart Liftgate with Auto Open when washing your vehicle. Otherwise, the liftgate may open inadvertently.
  • The key should be kept out of reach of children. Children may inadvertently open the Smart Liftgate with Auto Open while playing around the rear area of the vehicle.

CAUTION

Liftgate lift

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

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