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Kia Sportage: Opening the liftgate

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2024) - Owner's Manual / Features of your vehicle / Liftgate / Opening the liftgate

Liftgate

WARNING

Exhaust fumes

If you drive with the liftgate open, you will draw dangerous exhaust fumes into your vehicle which can cause serious injury or death to vehicle occupants.

If you must drive with the liftgate open, keep the air vents and all windows open so that additional outside air comes into the vehicle.

WARNING

Rear cargo area

Occupants should never ride in the rear cargo area where no restraints are available.

To avoid injury in the event of an accident or sudden stops, occupants should always be properly restrained

Opening the liftgate

The liftgate is locked or unlocked when all doors are locked or unlocked with the key, smart key or central door lock/ unlock switch.

CAUTION

Liftgate lift

Make sure 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.

Opening the liftgate

The liftgate is locked or unlocked when all doors are locked or unlocked with the transmitter (or smart key) or central door lock switch.

If unlocked, the liftgate can be opened by pressing the handle and pulling it up.

Once the liftgate is opened and then closed, the liftgate locks automatically.

(All doors must be locked.)

NOTICE

In cold and wet climates, door lock and door mechanisms may not work properly due to freezing conditions.

WARNING

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

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