Resetting the power liftgate
If the battery has been discharged or disconnected, or if the power liftgate fuse has been replaced or removed, reset the power liftgate by performing the following procedure:
With the vehicle off or on, put the gear in P (Park).
Press and hold the power liftgate open/close button located inside the liftgate. And then press the power liftgate outer handle switch for more than 3 seconds with pressing the power liftgate open/close button. The chime will sound.
Close the liftgate manually.
Open the liftgate by pressing the power liftgate outer button.
The liftgate will open with a chime sound. If the power liftgate does not work properly after the above procedure, have the system inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.
Do not hold on to or try to pull on the liftgate strut. Be aware that the deformation of the liftgate strut may cause vehicle damage and risk of injury.
If the power liftgate is stopped before the liftgate is fully open, resetting will not proceed. Wait until the power liftgate is fully open.