Buick Enclave: Liftgate - Doors - Keys, Doors, and Windows - Buick Enclave Owner's ManualBuick Enclave: Liftgate

Manual Liftgate Operation

Exhaust gases can enter the vehicle if it is driven with the liftgate or trunk/hatchWARNING
Exhaust gases can enter the vehicle if it is driven with the liftgate or trunk/hatch open, or with any objects that pass through the seal between the body and the trunk/hatch or liftgate. Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide (CO) which cannot be seen or smelled. It can cause unconsciousness and even death.

If the vehicle must be driven with the liftgate or trunk/hatch open:

► Close all of the windows.

► Fully open the air outlets on or under the instrument panel.
► Adjust the Climate Control system to a setting that brings in only outside air and set the fan speed to the highest setting. See “Climate Control Systems” in the Index.
► If the vehicle is equipped with a power liftgate, disable the power liftgate function.
► For more information about carbon monoxide, see Engine Exhaust.

To unlock the liftgate, use the power door lock switch or press the door unlock button on the RKE transmitter twice. See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation .

To open the liftgate, press the touchpad under the liftgate handle.

The vehicle must be in P (Park) to open the liftgate. To close the liftgate, use the pull cup or pull strap as an aid.

The liftgate will not open if the battery is disconnected or has low voltage. The liftgate will resume operation when the battery is reconnected and charged.

If the battery is properly connected and has adequate voltage, and the liftgate still will not function, the vehicle should be taken to a dealer for service.

Power Liftgate Operation

The vehicle may have a power liftgate. The vehicle must be in P (Park) to use this feature.

The taillamps will flash and a chime will sound when the power liftgate is used.

You or others could be injured if caught in the path of the power liftgate. MakeWARNING
You or others could be injured if caught in the path of the power liftgate. Make sure there is no one in the way of the liftgate as it is opening and closing.

Notice: If you open the liftgate without checking for overhead obstructions such as a garage door, you could damage the liftgate or the liftgate glass.

Always check to make sure the area above and behind the liftgate is clear before opening it.

The power liftgate can be power opened and closed in the following ways:

► Press and hold the power liftgate button on the RKE transmitter.

See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation  for more information.

► Press the liftgate button on the center console.

► Press the liftgate button on the center console.

► Press the touchpad on the outside liftgate handle.

Pressing the buttons or touchpad a second time while the liftgate is moving reverses the direction.

Power Liftgate Button near Liftgate Latch
Power Liftgate Button near Liftgate Latch

 

The liftgate can also be closed by pressing the power liftgate button next to the liftgate latch. Press the button a second time during liftgate operation to reverse that operation.

The power liftgate may be temporarily disabled under extreme temperatures or under low battery conditions. If this occurs, the liftgate can still be operated manually.

If the transmission is shifted out of P (Park) while the power function is in progress, the liftgate power function will continue to completion.

If the transmission is shifted out of P (Park) and the vehicle accelerates before the power liftgate latches closed, the liftgate may reverse to the open position. Cargo could fall out of the vehicle. Always make sure the power liftgate is closed and latched before you drive away.

If you power open the liftgate and the liftgate support struts have lost pressure, the lights will flash and a chime will sound. The liftgate will stay open temporarily, then slowly close. See your dealer for service before using the liftgate if this occurs.

Obstacle Detection Features

► warning chime will sound and the liftgate will automatically reverse direction to the full closed or open position if the liftgate encounters an obstacle during a power open or close cycle. After removing the obstruction, the power liftgate operation can be used again.

If the liftgate comes across more obstacles on the same power cycle, the power function deactivates, and you must manually open or close the liftgate. A message displays, LIFTGATE OPEN, to indicate that the liftgate is open. See Driver Information Center (DIC)  for more information.

After removing the obstructions, manually open the liftgate to the full open position or close the liftgate to the fully closed and latched position.

The liftgate resumes normal power operation.

The vehicle has pinch sensors located on the side edges of the liftgate. If an object is caught between the liftgate and the body and presses against this sensor, the liftgate will reverse direction and open fully. The liftgate will remain open until it is activated again or closed manually. Do not force the liftgate open or closed during a power cycle.

Manual Operation of Power Liftgate

To change the liftgate to manual operation, press the switch on the center console

To change the liftgate to manual operation, press the switch on the center console to the OFF position.

► message displays, POWER LIFTGATE OFF, to indicate that the liftgate is manual operation mode.

See Driver Information Center (DIC)  for more information.

With the power liftgate disabled and all of the doors unlocked, the liftgate can be manually opened and closed.

To open the liftgate, press the touchpad on the handle on the outside of the liftgate and lift the gate open. To close the liftgate, use the pull cup to lower the liftgate and close. The liftgate latch will power close. Always close the liftgate before driving.

If the RKE button or the power close button on the liftgate is pressed while power operation is disabled, the lights will flash three times, but the liftgate will not move.

It is not recommended that you drive with the liftgate open.

However, if you must drive with the liftgate open, the liftgate should be set to manual operation by pressing the OFF switch on the center console.

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