Kia Sportage: Closing the tailgate - Tailgate - Features of your vehicle - Kia Sportage SL Owners ManualKia Sportage: Closing the tailgate

Third generation SL (2010–2016) / Kia Sportage SL Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Tailgate / Closing the tailgate

To close the tailgate, lower and push down the tailgate firmly. Make sure that the tailgate is securely latched.

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

CAUTION

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

WARNING - Exhaust fumes

Driving with the tailgate open is not advisable. Dangerous exhaust fumes can enter the passenger compartment. If you must drive with the tailgate opened, keep the air vents and all windows open so that additional outside air can enter.

WARNING - Rear cargo area

Occupants should never ride in the rear cargo area where no restraints are available. Occupants should always be properly restrained.

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