Kia Niro: Tailgate / Opening the tailgate

✽ NOTICE

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

WARNING

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

CAUTION

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.

Tailgate
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 ...

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