KIA Niro: Emergency tailgate safety release

Emergency tailgate safety release

Operation

  1. Insert a long, flat object, such as a key into the opening at the bottom of the tailgate.
  2. Slide the latch in the direction of the arrow to unlock the tailgate.
  3. Push the tailgate to open.

WARNING

  • For emergencies, be fully aware of the location of the emergency tailgate safety release latch in the vehicle and how to open the tailgate if you are accidentally locked in the luggage compartment.
  • No one, including animals, should be allowed to occupy the luggage compartment of the vehicle at any time.

    The luggage compartment is a very dangerous location in the event of an accident.

  • Use the release latch for emergencies only. Use extreme caution, especially while the vehicle is in motion.

Opening the smart tailgate (if equipped)

Opening the smart tailgate (if equipped)

Operation

  • Select Door ? Smart tailgate from the Settings menu.

Operating condition(s)

  • After 15 seconds when all doors are closed and locked.
  • Positioned in the detecting area for more than 3 seconds.
  • Disconnecting the charging connector

Non-operating condition(s)

  • The smart key is detected less than 15 seconds after the doors are closed and locked and is continuously detected.
  • The smart key is detected less than 15 seconds after the doors are closed and locked and 1.5 m from the front door handles (for vehicles equipped with Welcome Light).
  • A door is not locked or closed.
  • The smart key is in the vehicle.
  • The vehicle is on charge

Limitation(s)

  • Smart key is not detected within 50~100 cm (28~40 inches) radius behind the vehicle

Detect and Alert

Operation

  1. The hazard warning lights will flash.
  2. The alarm will sound when the smart key is detected.

Automatic opening

Operation

  1. The tailgate will open.
  2. The hazard warning lights will flash.
  3. The alarm will sound 6 times.

Deactivating smart tailgate with smart key

Operation

  1. Press any of the following smart key buttons during "Detect and Alert" stage to deactivate the function.
  • Door lock button
  • Door unlock button
  • Tailgate open/close button

NOTICE

  • If you press the door unlock button, the Smart Tailgate with Auto Open function will be deactivated temporarily.

    But, if you do not open any door for 30 seconds, the Smart Tailgate with Auto Open function will be activated again.

  • If you press the tailgate open button for more than 1 second, the tailgate opens.
  • If you press the door lock button or tailgate open button when the Smart Tailgate with Auto Open function is not in the Detect and Alert stage, the Smart Tailgate with Auto Open function will not be deactivated.
  • In case you have deactivated the Smart Tailgate with Auto Open function by pressing the smart key button and opened a door, the Smart Tailgate with Auto Open function can be activated again by closing and locking all doors.

Non-operating condition(s)

  • The smart key is close to a radio transmitter such as a radio station or an airport, which can interfere with the normal operation of the smart key.
  • The smart key is near a mobile twoway radio system or a cell phone.
  • Another vehicle's smart key is being operated close to your vehicle.
  • The detecting range may decrease or increase when:
  • One side of the vehicle is raised to replace a tire or to inspect the vehicle.
  • The vehicle is parked at a slant on a slope, an unpaved road, etc.

WARNING

  • Make sure you close the tailgate before driving your vehicle.
  • Make sure there are no people or objects around the tailgate before opening or closing the tailgate.
  • Make sure objects in the tailgate do not come out when opening the tailgate on a slope. It may cause serious injury.
  • Make sure to deactivate the Smart Tailgate with Auto Open when washing your vehicle. Otherwise, the tailgate may open inadvertently.
  • The key should be kept out of reach of children. Children may inadvertently inadvertently open the Smart Tailgate with Auto Open while playing around the rear area of the vehicle.

CAUTION

Do not approach the detecting area if you do not want the tailgate to open. If you have unintentionally entered the detecting area and the hazard warning lights and chime starts to operate, leave the detecting area with the smart key.

The tailgate will stay closed.

NOTICE

  • If the power tailgate opening height is set manually, and then User height setting is selected from the Settings menu, the power tailgate will automatically open to the height manually set by the driver.
  • If the power tailgate opening height has not been manually set, the power tailgate will fully open when User height setting from the Settings menu is selected.
  • If one of the height (Full open /Level 3 /Level 2 /Level 1) is selected from the Settings menu, and then User height setting is selected, the power tailgate open height will be set to the previously saved height.

Tailgate emergency safety release

Tailgate emergency safety release

Operation

  1. Insert the mechanical key into the keyhole.
  2. Move the mechanical key to the right (1).
  3. Push the tailgate upward.

WARNING

  • For emergencies, be fully aware of the location of the emergency tailgate safety release lever in the vehicle and how to open the tailgate if you are accidentally locked in the luggage compartment.
  • No one should be allowed to occupy the cargo area of the vehicle at any time. The cargo area is a very dangerous location in the event of a crash.
  • Use the release lever for emergencies only. Use with extreme caution, especially while the vehicle is in motion.
  • Do not grasp the part supporting the tailgate (gas lifter), as this may cause serious injury.

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