WARNING:  It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a crash, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seatbelts. Make sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and properly using a seatbelt. Failure to follow this warning could result in serious personal injury or death.
  WARNING:  Make sure to close and latch the liftgate to prevent drawing exhaust fumes into your vehicle. This will also prevent passengers and cargo from falling out. If you must drive with the liftgate open, keep the vents or windows open so outside air comes into your vehicle. Failure to follow this warning could result in serious personal injury.
  WARNING:  Keep keys out of reach of children. Do not allow children to operate or play near an open or moving power liftgate. You should supervise the operation of the power liftgate at all times.

Note:  Make sure that you close the liftgate before operating or moving your vehicle, especially in an enclosure, like a garage or a parking structure. This could damage the liftgate and its components.
Note:  Do not hang anything, for example a bike rack, from the glass or liftgate.This could damage the liftgate and its components.
 For automatic transmissions, the liftgate only operates with the transmission in park (P).
For manual transmissions, the liftgate only operates if the vehicle speed is less than 3 mph (5 km/h)
If there is a problem with the open or close request, a tone will sound for one of the following reasons:
  • The ignition is on and the transmission is not in park (P).
  • The battery voltage is below the minimum operating voltage.
  • The liftgate is not fully closed and your vehicle speed is at or above 3 mph (5 km/h).
If the liftgate starts to close after it has fully opened, this indicates there may be excessive weight on the liftgate or a possible strut failure. A repetitive tone sounds and the liftgate closes under control. Remove any excessive weight from the liftgate. If the liftgate continues to close after opening, have the system checked by an authorized dealer.
Opening and Closing the Liftgate
  WARNING:  Make sure all persons are clear of the power liftgate area before using the power liftgate control.

Note:  Make sure the area behind your vehicle is free from obstruction and that there is enough room for you to operate the liftgate. Objects too close to your vehicle, for example a wall, garage door or another vehicle may come into contact with the moving liftgate. This could damage the liftgate and its components.
Note:  Be careful when opening or closing the liftgate in a garage or other enclosed area to avoid damaging the liftgate.
Note:  Do not leave the liftgate open while driving.This could damage the liftgate and its components.
From the Instrument Panel
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With the Remote Control
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With the Outside Control Button
Opening the Liftgate
  1. Unlock the liftgate with the remote control or power door unlock control. If an intelligent access key is within 3 ft (1 m) of the liftgate, the liftgate unlocks when you press the liftgate release button.
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  1. Press the control button located in the top of the liftgate pull-cup handle.
Note:  Allow the power system to open the liftgate. Manually pushing or pulling the liftgate may activate the system’s obstacle detection feature and stop the power operation or reverse its direction. Manually interfering with the liftgate motion may also replicate a strut failure.
Closing the Liftgate
  WARNING:  Keep clear of the liftgate when activating the rear switch.

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Press and release the liftgate control button.
Stopping the Liftgate Movement
Note:  Do not apply sudden excessive force to the liftgate while it is in motion. This could damage the power liftgate and its components.
You can stop the liftgate movement by doing any of the following:
  • Pressing the liftgate control button.
  • Pressing the liftgate button on the remote control twice.
  • Pressing the liftgate button on the instrument panel.
  • Moving your foot under and away from the center rear bumper in a single-kick motion.*
*This method only works for vehicles with the hands-free liftgate feature.
Setting the Liftgate Open Height
  1. Open the liftgate.
  1. Stop the liftgate movement by pressing the control button on the liftgate when it reaches the desired height.
Note:  Once the liftgate has stopped moving, you can also manually move it to the desired height.
  1. Press and hold the liftgate control button on the liftgate until you hear a tone, indicating programming is complete.
Note:  You can only use the liftgate control button to program the height.
Note:  You cannot program the height if the liftgate position is too low.
 The new open liftgate height is recalled when the power liftgate is opened. To change the programmed height, repeat the above procedure. Once you open the power liftgate, you can manually move it to a different height.
Note:  The system recalls the new programmed height until you reprogram it, even if you disconnect the battery.
When operating the power liftgate after you have programmed a lower height than fully open, you can fully open the liftgate by manually pushing it upward to the maximum open position.
Obstacle Detection
When Closing
The system stops when it detects an obstacle. A tone sounds and the system reverses to open. Once you remove the obstacle, you can power close the liftgate.
Note:  Entering your vehicle while the liftgate is closing can cause your vehicle to bounce and activate obstacle detection. To prevent this, let the power liftgate close completely before you enter your vehicle. Before driving off, check the instrument cluster for a liftgate or door ajar message or warning indicator. Failure to do this could result in unintentionally leaving the liftgate open while driving.
When Opening
The system stops when it detects an obstacle and a tone sounds. Once you remove the obstacle, you can continue to operate the liftgate.
Hands-Free Feature
Make sure you have an intelligent access transmitter within 3 ft (1 m) of the liftgate.
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  1. Move your foot under and away from the rear bumper detection area in a single-kick motion. Do not move your foot sideways or the sensors may not detect the motion. Kick between the exhaust and hitch if your vehicle is equipped with a hitch.
  1. The liftgate will power open or close.
Note:  Allow the power system to open the liftgate. Manually pushing or pulling the liftgate may activate the system’s obstacle detection feature and stop the power operation or reverse its direction. Manually interfering with the liftgate motion may also replicate a strut failure.
Note:  Splashing water may cause the hands-free liftgate to open.Keep the intelligent access key away from the rear bumper detection area when washing your vehicle.