Kia Sportage: Features of your vehicle / Power liftgate

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2019) Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Power liftgate

(1) Power liftgate open / close button
(2) Power liftgate handle switch
(3) Power liftgate close button

✽ NOTICE

If IGN is ON, the power liftgate operates when :

• Automatic shift lever is in P (Park).

WARNING - Unattended children/pets

Never leave children or animals unattended in your vehicle. Children or animals might operate the power liftgate in such a way that could result in injury to themselves or others or damage to the vehicle.

✽ NOTICE

In cold and wet climates, power liftgate may not work properly due to freezing conditions.

✽ NOTICE

Do not attach heavy objects to the power liftgate when you operate the power liftgate additional. Weight on liftgate could cause damages to the system.

CAUTION

Do not close or open the power liftgate manually during automatic operation.This may cause damage to the power liftgate or to the vehicle.

If it is necessary to close or open the power liftgate manually when the battery is discharged or disconnected, make sure the liftgate is not in operation. Switch the power liftgate to the off position. Do not apply excessive force.

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 ...

Opening the liftgate
The power liftgate will open automatically by doing one of the following: Press and hold the liftgate unlock button on the transmitter or smart key until power liftgate operates. While powe ...

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