Liftgate

WARNING: It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a crash, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and safety belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a safety belt properly.

Manual Liftgate

WARNING: Make sure that the liftgate is closed to prevent exhaust fumes from being drawn into the vehicle. This will also prevent passengers and cargo from falling out. If you must drive with the liftgate door open, keep the vehicle well ventilated so outside air comes into the vehicle.

Note: Be careful when opening or closing the liftgate in a garage or other enclosed area to avoid damaging the liftgate.

Note: Do not hang anything, for example a bike rack, from the spoiler, glass or liftgate. This could damage the liftgate and its components.

Note: Do not leave the liftgate open while driving. This could damage the liftgate and its components.

The liftgate area is only intended for cargo, not passengers.

To open the liftgate: Press the button located in the top of the liftgate

To open the liftgate: Press the button located in the top of the liftgate pull cup handle to unlatch the liftgate, then pull on the outside handle.

In the event of a power failure, the latch can be accessed and released from the inside using the access panel on the liftgate trim.

Power Liftgate (If Equipped)

WARNING: Make sure all persons are clear of the power liftgate area before using the power liftgate control.

WARNING: Keep keys out of the reach of children. Do not allow children to operate the power liftgate, or to play near to an open or moving power liftgate.

Note: Cycling the ignition while the liftgate is power closing and is near the latch may cause the liftgate to reverse to full open position. Make sure that the liftgate is closed before operating or moving the vehicle, especially in an enclosure, like a garage or a parking structure. The liftgate or its components could be damaged.

Note: Do not drive with the liftgate open without first disabling the power function and securing the liftgate to the vehicle.

Note: In case of operation in extreme cold -40°F (-40°C), or on extreme inclines, manual operation of the liftgate is suggested.

You can enable or disable the power liftgate using the information display. The remote control and instrument panel button will still operate the liftgate regardless of the setting.

Opening and Closing the Power Liftgate

Note: The liftgate movement direction can be reversed with a second press of the instrument panel, or the control button on the liftgate, or a second double press of the transmitter button.

The liftgate will only operate with the vehicle in P.

A chime will sound three times as the liftgate begins to power close. A single chime indicates a problem with the close request, caused by:

• the ignition is on and the transmission is not in P;
• or the battery voltage is below the minimum operating voltage;
• or the vehicle speed is at or above 3 mph (5 km/h).

If the liftgate reverses and starts to close after an open request, a fast continuous chime indicates excessive load on the gate or a possible strut failure. See your authorized dealer if you still have a fast chime after the load is removed.

To open or close from the instrument panel: Press the instrument panel

To open or close from the instrument panel: Press the instrument panel button.

To open or close with the remote control: Press the remote control button

To open or close with the remote control: Press the remote control button twice within three seconds.

To open with the outside liftgate control button:

To open with the outside liftgate control button:

1. Unlock the liftgate with the remote control or power door unlock control.

If the intelligent access transmitter (if equipped) is within 3 feet (1 meter) of the liftgate, the liftgate will unlock when you press the liftgate release button.
2. Press the control button located in the top of the liftgate pull-cup handle.

Note: Allow the power system to open the liftgate after pressing the control. Manually pushing or pulling the liftgate may activate the system’s obstacle detection feature and stops the power operation.

To close with the rear cargo area control: Press and release the button

To close with the rear cargo area control: Press and release the button located in the rear cargo area.

WARNING: Keep clear of the liftgate when activating the rear switch.

Obstacle Detection

When closing: The liftagte will reverse to full open when it detects an obstacle. A chime will sound three times as the liftgate begins to reopen.

Remove the obstacle to close the liftgate.

Note: Entering the vehicle while the liftgate is closing can cause the vehicle to bounce and activate obstacle detection. To prevent this, allow the power liftgate to fully close before entering the vehicle. Before driving off, check the instrument cluster for a liftgate or door ajar message and/or warning indicator. Driving off without first checking for the liftgate or door ajar message and/or warning indicator could result in the liftgate being left open, unintentionally, while you are driving.

When opening: The system will stop and a chime will sound three times when it detects an obstacle. Remove the obstacle to operate the liftgate.

Resetting the Power Liftgate

The liftgate may not operate properly and may need to be reset if any of these conditions occur:

• a low voltage or dead battery
• disconnected battery
• the liftgate is manually closed and left ajar (unlatched)

To reset the power liftgate:

1. Disconnect the battery for 20 seconds then, reconnect the battery.
2. Manually close and fully latch the liftgate.
3. Power open the liftgate by using the transmitter, or the instrument panel control button.

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