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Opening the liftgate

The liftgate is locked or unlocked when all doors are locked or unlocked with the key, smart key or central door lock/unlock switch.


Liftgate lift

Make sure that you close the liftgate before driving your vehicle. Possible damage may occur to the liftgate gas lifters and attached hardware if the liftgate is not closed prior to driving.

  • Only the liftgate is unlocked if the liftgate unlock button on the smart key is pressed for approximately 1 second.

  • If unlocked, the liftgate can be opened by pressing the handle (1) and pulling it up.

  • Once the liftgate is opened and then closed, the liftgate locks automatically. (All doors must be locked.)


In cold and wet climates, door lock and door mechanisms may not work properly due to freezing conditions.


The liftgate swings upward. Make sure no objects or people are near the rear of the vehicle when opening the liftgate.