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Opening/closing the manual tailgate

  1. Outside handle switch


  1. Press the outside handle switch (1) to open the tailgate.

  2. Pull up the tailgate.

  3. Push down the tailgate to close it. Make sure that the tailgate is securely latched.

Operating condition(s)

  • The tailgate is locked or unlocked using the key or central door lock switch.

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

  • Make sure the vehicle is in P (Park) and set the parking brake.

  • 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.

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

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

  • Never leave children or animals unattended in your vehicle. Children or animals might operate the power tailgate that could result in injury to themselves or others, or damage the vehicle.

  • Make sure that there are no people or objects in the path of the tailgate prior to use. Serious injury, damage to the vehicle or damage to surrounding objects may result if contact with the tailgate occurs.

    • A: 70 cm (27 inches)

    • B: 70 cm (27 inches)

  • Make certain that you close the tailgate before driving your vehicle. Possible damage may occur to the tailgate gas lifters and attached hardware if the tailgate is not closed prior to driving.

  • Make sure nothing is near the tailgate latch and striker whilst closing the tailgate. It may damage the tailgate's latch.

  • Be careful when opening and closing the tailgate or inserting and removing objects, as body or objects may be injured or damaged if they are hit by sharp edges, such as corners. Children may get hurt if their face, head, etc. hit the area around the tailgate, so always be aware.


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