Hyundai Kona: Tailgate / Closing the tailgate

Lower the tailgate lid and press down until it locks. To be sure the tailgate lid is securely fastened, always check by trying to pull it up again without pressing the tailgate handle button.

WARNING

Always keep the tailgate lid completely closed while the vehicle is in motion. If it is left open or ajar, poisonous exhaust gases containing carbon monoxide (CO) may enter the vehicle and serious illness or death may result.

Information

To prevent damage to the tailgate lift cylinders and the attached hardware, always close the tailgate before driving.

NOTICE

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

WARNING

Do not hold the part (gas lifter) that supports the tailgate. Be aware that the deformation of the part may cause vehicle damage and a risk of safety accident.

WARNING

Opening the tailgate
Make sure the vehicle is in P (Park) and set the parking brake. Then do one of the following: 1. Unlock all doors with the Door Unlock button on your remote key or smart key. Press the tailgate hand ...

Emergency tailgate safety release
Your vehicle is equipped with the emergency tailgate safety release lever located on the bottom of the tailgate. When someone is inadvertently locked in the luggage compartment. The tailgate can be ...

Other information:

Hyundai Kona (OS) 2018-2019 Service Manual: Parking Brake Lever Repair procedures
Removal 1. Turn ignition switch OFF and disconnect the battery negative (-) cable. 2. Release the parking brake. 3. Remove the floor console assembly. (Refer to Body - "Floor Console") ...

Hyundai Kona (OS) 2018-2019 Service Manual: Parking Brake Cable Repair procedures
Removal 1. Turn ignition switch OFF and disconnect the negative (-) battery cable. 2. Release the parking brake. 3. Remove the floor console assembly. (Refer to Body - "Floor Console") ...

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