Kia Sportage: Liftgate (for manual liftgate) / Closing the liftgate

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2023) Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Liftgate (for manual liftgate) / Closing the liftgate

To close the liftgate, lower and push down the liftgate firmly. Make sure that the liftgate is securely latched.

Make sure your hands, feet and other parts of your body are safely out of the way before closing the liftgate.

WARNING - Exhaust fumes

Driving with the liftgate open is not advisable. Dangerous exhaust fumes can enter the passenger compartment. If you must drive with the liftgate opened, keep the air vents and all windows open so that additional outside air can enter.

WARNING - Rear cargo area

Occupants should never ride in the rear cargo area where no restraints are available. 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, transmitter (or smart key) or central door lock switch. If unlocked, the liftgate can be opened by pres ...

Emergency liftgate safety release
Your vehicle is equipped with an emergency liftgate safety release lever located on the bottom of the liftgate. When someone is inadvertently locked in the cargo area, the liftgate can be opened ...

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