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Important safety notes

WARNING Make sure the tailgate is closed when the 
Make sure the tailgate is closed when the engine is running and while driving. Among other dangers, deadly carbon monoxide (CO) gases may enter vehicle interior resulting in unconsciousness and death.

rear when opened. Therefore, make sure The tailgate swings upwards and to the rear when opened. Therefore, make sure that there is sufficient clearance above and behind the tailgate.

To open the tailgate completely, a minimum clearance of 7.40 ft (2.25 m) above the ground is necessary.

Opening

You can open the tailgate automatically using the SmartKey or the handle in the tailgate.

Press and hold the SmartKey until the tailgate opens. button on the SmartKey until the tailgate opens.
or
When the tailgate is unlocked, pull the handle and let it go again immediately.

Closing

WARNING Monitor the closing procedure carefully to 
Monitor the closing procedure carefully to make sure no one is in danger of being injured. To prevent possible personal injury, always keep hands and fingers away from the cargo compartment opening when closing the tailgate. Be especially careful when small children are around. To stop the closing procedure, do one of the following:
Press or pull the remote tailgate opening/closing switch on the driver's door.
Press the tailgate closing switch.
Press the KEYLESS-GO locking/closing switch.
Pull outside handle on the tailgate.
When no SmartKey is inserted in the starter switch (vehicles with KEYLESS-GO: Make sure the vehicle's on-board electronics have status 0): Press button SmartKey. on the SmartKey.

You can close the tailgate automatically using the SmartKey, the closing button4 or the locking button.

Closing button and locking button (example:

Closing button and locking button (example:

vehicle with the EASY-PACK tailgate and KEYLESSGO)

To close: press closing button 1 on the tailgate.
or
Press and hold the SmartKey until the tailgate closes. button on the SmartKey until the tailgate closes.
To close and lock simultaneously:

Press locking button 2 on the tailgate.

closed with the SmartKey if there is no The tailgate can only be opened and closed with the SmartKey if there is no SmartKey in the ignition lock.

If the tailgate touches an object while closing, the closing procedure is interrupted and the tailgate reopens.

cargo compartment, the tailgate will not If you leave a KEYLESS-GO key in the cargo compartment, the tailgate will not lock.

The tailgate is not closed unless a KEYLESS-GO key is detected.

    Opening/closing from the outside
    Opening ► Press the button on the SmartKey. ► Pull handle 1. ► Raise the tailgate. Closing WARNING   To prevent possible personal injury, always keep hands and f ...

    Opening/closing automatically fromthe inside
    WARNING   Maintain sight of the area around the rear of the vehicle while operating the tailgate with the door-mounted remote tailgate switch. Monitor the opening procedure carefully to ...

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