Kia Rio: Liftgate (for 5 door) / Closing the liftgate

Kia Rio 2017-2021 YB Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Liftgate (for 5 door) / Closing the liftgate

To close the liftgate, lower and push down the liftgate firmly. Make sure that the liftgate is securely latched.

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

CAUTION - Closing liftgate

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

WARNING - Exhaust fumes

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

WARNING - Riding in 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.

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