Kia Niro: Tailgate / Opening the tailgate


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


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


Make certain that you close the tailgate before driving your vehicle. Possible damage may occur to the tailgate lift cylinders and attaching hardware if the tailgate is not closed prior to driving.

WARNING - Exhaust fumes If you drive with the tailgate opened, you will draw dangerous exhaust fumes into your vehicle which can cause serious injury or death to vehicle occupants. If you must dri ...

Closing the tailgate
Lower and push down the tailgate firmly. Make sure that the tailgate is securely latched. WARNING Make sure your hands, feet and other parts of your body are safely out of the way before closi ...

Other information:

Kia Niro (DE HEV) Owners Manual: Locking
Pressing the button of the front outside door handles with all doors (and tailgate) closed and any door unlocked, locks all the doors (and tailgate). The hazard warning lights will blink once to indicate that all doors (and tailgate) are locked. The button will only operate when the smart ke ...

Kia Niro 2017 (DE HEV) Service Manual: Hazard Lamp Switch Repair procedures
Inspection 1. Check for continuity between terminals. If the continuity is not as specified, replace the hazard lamp switch. [Audio Type] Connector Pin Information No. Description No. ...

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