Hyundai Santa Fe: Opening the tailgate - Tailgate - Features of your vehicle - Hyundai Santa Fe DM 2013-2019 Owner's ManualHyundai Santa Fe: Opening the tailgate

  • The tailgate is locked or unlocked when all doors are locked or unlocked with the key, transmitter, smart key or central door lock switch.
  • If unlocked, the tailgate can be opened by pressing the handle switch and pulling the handle up.
  • Only the tailgate is unlocked if the tailgate unlock button on the transmitter or smart key is pressed for about 1 second, or the tailgate handle button is pressed when the smart key is detected.

✽ NOTICE

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

WARNING

The tailgate swings upward. Make sure no objects or people are near the rear of the vehicle when opening the tailgate.

CAUTION

Make certain that you close the tailgate before driving your vehicle. Possible damage may occur to the tailgate lift cylinders and attached hardware if the tailgate is not closed prior to driving.

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