Kia Carnival Owners Manual

Smart Tailgate
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Kia Carnival: Smart Tailgate. On a vehicle equipped with a smart key, the tailgate can be opened using the

On a vehicle equipped with a smart key, the tailgate can be opened using the Smart Tailgate system.

If the power door ON/OFF button is in the OFF (depressed) position, the smart tailgate will not operate.

How to use the Smart Tailgate

The tailgate can be opened with notouch activation satisfying all the conditions below.

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

✽ NOTICE

The Smart Tailgate does not operate when :

- The smart key is detected within 15 seconds after the doors are closed and locked, and is continuously detected.
- The smart key is detected within 15 seconds after the doors are closed and locked, and within 1.5 m (60 inches) 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.

1. Setting

To activate the Smart Tailgate, go to User Settings Mode and select Smart Tailgate on the LCD display.

For more information, refer to the "LCD Display" section in this chapter.

Kia Carnival: Smart Tailgate. 2. Detect and Alert

2. Detect and Alert

If you are positioned in the detecting area (50 ~100 cm (20~40 inches) behind the vehicle) carrying a smart key, the hazard warning lights will blink and chime will sound for about 3 seconds to alert you the smart key has been detected and the tailgate will open.

✽ NOTICE

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.

Kia Carnival: Smart Tailgate. 3. Automatic opening

3. Automatic opening

The hazard warning lights will blink and chime will sound 2 times and then the tailgate will open.

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 when washing your vehicle. Otherwise, the tailgate may open inadvertently.

The key should be kept out of reach of children. Children may inadvertently open the Smart Tailgate while playing around the rear area of the vehicle.

Kia Carnival: Smart Tailgate. CAUTION - Tailgate lift CAUTION - Tailgate lift

Make certain that you close the tailgate before driving your vehicle. Possible damage may occur to the tailgate lift cylinders and attached hardware if the tailgate is not closed prior to driving.

How to deactivate the Smart Tailgate function using the smart key

Kia Carnival: Smart Tailgate. 1. Door lock

1. Door lock
2. Door unlock
3. Tailgate open
4. Panic
5. Right side power sliding door open / close
6. Left side power sliding door open / close

If you press any button of the smart key during the Detect and Alert stage, the Smart Tailgate function will be deactivated.

Make sure to be aware of how to deactivate the Smart Tailgate function for emergency situations.

✽ NOTICE

  • If you press the door unlock button (2), the Smart Tailgate function will be deactivated temporarily. But, if you do not open any door for 30 seconds, the smart tailgate function will be activated again.
  • If you press the tailgate open button (3) for more than 1 second, the tailgate opens.
  • If you press the door lock button (1) or tailgate open button (3) when the Smart Tailgate function is not in the Detect and Alert stage, the smart tailgate function will not be deactivated.
  • In case you have deactivated the Smart Tailgate function by pressing the smart key button and opened a door, the smart tailgate function can be activated again by closing and locking all doors.

Detecting area

Kia Carnival: Smart Tailgate.

  • The Smart Tailgate operates with a welcome alert if the smart key is detected within 50~100 cm (20~40 inches) from the tailgate.
  • The alert stops at once if the smart key is positioned outside the detecting area during the Detect and Alert stage.

✽ NOTICE

  • The Smart Tailgate function will not work if any of the following occurs:
    - The smart key is close to a radio transmitter such as a radio station or an airport which can interfere with normal operation of the transmitter.
    - The smart key is near a mobile two way radio system or a cellular 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 tire is raised to replace a tire or to inspect the vehicle.
    - The vehicle is parked on a slope or unpaved road, etc.


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