KIA Niro: Setting the power tailgate

Power tailgate opening speed

You can adjust the power tailgate opening speed. Select the desired opening speed (Fast / Slow) (Default setting is Fast).

Operation

  • Instrument cluster (if equipped) Select Settings ? Door ? Power Tailgate Opening Speed ? Fast / Slow.
  • Infotainment system (if equipped) Select Settings ? Vehicle ? Door ? Power Tailgate Opening Speed ? Fast / Slow.

Power tailgate opening height

You can adjust the power tailgate opening height. Select the desired opening height (Full Open / Level 3 / Level 2 / Level 1 / User Height Setting).

Operation

  • Instrument cluster (if equipped) Select Settings ? Door ? Power Tailgate Opening Height ? Full Open / Level 3 / Level 2 / Level 1 / User Height Setting.
  • Infotainment system (if equipped) Select Settings ? Vehicle ? Door ? Power Tailgate Opening Height ? Full Open / Level 3 / Level 2 / Level 1 / User Height Setting.

User height setting

Operation

  1. Position the tailgate manually to the height you prefer.
  2. Press the power tailgate open/close button located inside the tailgate for more than approximately 3 seconds.

    If User Height Setting is selected for the power tailgate opening height, the power tailgate will automatically open to the height manually set by you.

INFORMATION

  • The infotainment system may change after updates. For detailed information on system settings, see the infotainment system web manual.
  • To use each feature, you must select the opening speed or opening height from the settings menu. Deselect the settings when you do not want to use the feature.
  • If the power tailgate opening height has not been manually set, the power tailgate will fully open when 'User Height Setting' from the infotainment system is selected.
  • If one of the height setting (Full Open / Level 3 / Level 2 / Level 1 / User Height Setting) is selected from the settings menu in the infotainment system, and then 'User Height Setting' is selected, the tailgate will open to the height manually set by you.
  • The power tailgate opening speed and opening height settings change according to the linked User Profile. If the User Profile is changed, power tailgate opening speed and opening height settings will change accordingly.

Resetting the power tailgate

Operation

  1. With the vehicle in OFF or ON position, shift to P (Park).
  2. Press the power tailgate open/close button inside the tailgate and the power tailgate open/close button outside the vehicle simultaneously until a chime sounds.

Resetting the power tailgate

  1. Slowly close the tailgate manually.
  2. Press the power tailgate open/close button outside the vehicle. The power tailgate will open with a chime sound

NOTICE

  • In some circumstances resetting the power tailgate operation may need to be performed. Some instances where resetting the power tailgate may be required include:
  • When the 12-volt battery is recharged
  • When the 12-volt battery is reinstalled after removal or replacement
  • When the related fuse is reinstalled after removal or replacement
  • Wait until the tailgate fully opens to complete resetting. If the tailgate stops before it is fully open, resetting cannot be completed.
  • If the power tailgate does not operate properly after the above procedure, we recommend the system inspected by an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.

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