Kia Carnival Owners Manual

Power tailgate operation
Features of your vehicle / Power sliding door and power tailgate / Power tailgate operation

Kia Carnival: Power tailgate operation.

  • Push the power tailgate main control button on the overhead console to open or close the power tailgate. However, the power tailgate will not open with the main control button when all power sliding doors and power tailgate are locked and closed. But the power tailgate will be opened with the folding key (or smart key).
  • When the power tailgate is operated with the main or sub control button or transmitter, the chime sounds and hazard warning lights flash 2 times.

Kia Carnival: Power tailgate operation.

  • When the power door ON/OFF button is ON (not depressed), do as follows to open or close the power tailgate:
    - Pushing the sub control button on the bottom of the tailgate will close the power tailgate automatically.
    - Pressing and pulling up the tailgate handle slightly will open the power tailgate automatically when the tailgate is unlocked.
  • When the power door ON/OFF button is OFF (depressed), the power tailgate can not be controlled with the sub control buttons or tailgate handle. However, the tailgate may be opened manually by pulling the exterior handle and lifting the tailgate upward. The tailgate may be manually closed by pushing the tailgate downward.
  • Do not drive the vehicle until the power tailgate completely closed. The power tailgate may not close completely if the vehicle is started during automatic closing.

✽ NOTICE

The button on the tailgate will not illuminated and operated when the power door On/OFF button is OFF (depressed).

✽ NOTICE

If the power tailgate does not operate normally, first check the following condition before using the power tailgate.

  • Make sure the shift lever is in Park
  • Make sure the Power Tailgate Off switch is not pressed.

If any of the power tailgate buttons are pressed while the power tailgate is in operation, the power tailgate will stop. If any button is pressed again the power tailgate will reverse direction.

  • Even though the Power door ON/OFF button is in the OFF (depressed) position, if the tailgate is manually closed to the secondary latch position, the tailgate will be electrically moved to the fully latched position. Make sure that face, arms, hands, and other obstructions are safely out of the way before operating the tailgate.
  • The chime will sound and the hazard warning flasher will blink 10 times if you drive with the tailgate closed but not fully secured. Stop your vehicle immediately at a safe place to check if your tailgate is securely locked.
  • Make sure there are no people or objects around the tailgate before operating the power tailgate. Wait until the tailgate is open fully and stopped before loading or unloading cargo or passengers from the vehicle.
  • Make sure the tailgate is closed firmly before driving. If the tailgate is open, you will draw dangerous exhaust fumes into your vehicle which can cause serious injury or death to vehicle occupants.
  • If the power tailgate is not closed and latched completely after power closing operation, the chime will sound and hazard warning lights will blink 10 times. Stop the driving immediately and close the tailgate securely at the safe place.
  • If the power tailgate is operated while the tailgate is in the partially opened position (more than 9degrees), the tailgate will stop the operation. If you operate the power tailgate again, the power tailgate will be operate in the opposite direction.
  • If the power tailgate is operated while the tailgate is in the partially closed position (less than degrees), the tailgate will open fully.
  • If the power tailgate is operated while the tailgate is in the partially opened position (less than 9degrees), the tailgate will stop at approximately 9degree open position.


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