Kia Cee'd: Tailgate / Closing the tailgate

❈ The actual luggage room in the vehicle may differ from the illustration.

Lower and push down the tailgate firmly. Make sure that the tailgate is securely latched.

WARNING

Make sure your hands, feet and other parts of your body are safely out of the way before closing the tailgate.

CAUTION

Make sure nothing is near the tailgate latch and striker while closing the tailgate. It may damage the tailgate's latch.

WARNING - Exhaust fumes

If you drive with the tailgate opened, you will draw dangerous exhaust fumes into your vehicle which can cause serious injury or death to vehicle occupants.

If you must drive with the tailgate opened, keep the air vents and all windows open so that additional outside air comes into the vehicle.

WARNING - Rear cargo area

Occupants should never ride in the rear cargo area where no restraints are available. To avoid injury in the event of an accident or sudden stops, occupants should always be properly restrained.

Opening the tailgate
■ 3 Door and 5 Door ■ Wagon The tailgate is locked or unlocked when all doors are locked or unlocked with the key, transmitter, smart key or central door lock/unlock switch. On ...

Emergency tailgate safety release
❈ The actual luggage room in the vehicle may differ from the illustration. Your vehicle is equipped with the emergency tailgate safety release lever located on the bottom of the tailgate. W ...

Other information:

Kia Cee'd Owners Manual: Rocking the vehicle
If it is necessary to rock the vehicle to free it from snow, sand, or mud, first turn the steering wheel right and left to clear the area around your front wheels. Then, shift back and forth between 1 (First) and R (Reverse) in vehicles equipped with a manual transaxle or R (Reverse) and ...

Kia Cee'd Owners Manual: Applying the parking brake
To apply the EPB (electric parking brake): Pull up the EPB switch. Make sure the warning light comes on. ✽ NOTICE On a steep incline or when pulling a trailer if the vehicle does not stand still, do as follows: 1. Apply the EPB. 2. Pull up the EPB switch for more than 3 seconds. ...

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