Hyundai Tucson Owners & Service Manuals

Hyundai Tucson: Power Liftgate / Power Liftgate Operating Conditions

The power liftgate operates when the gear is in P (Park) with the ignition switch in the ON position. The liftgate operates regardless of the gear position when the engine is off.


  • Never leave children or animals unattended in your vehicle. Children may operate the power liftgate that could result in serious injury or property damage.
  • Make sure that there are no people or objects in the path of the power liftgate or smart liftgate before use. Serious injury, damage to the vehicle or damage to surrounding objects (e.g. walls, ceilings, vehicles, etc.) may result if contact with the liftgate occurs.


  • Do not close or open the liftgate manually or it may be damaged. If you want to close the liftgate manually, do not apply excessive force.
  • Do not operate the power liftgate more than 10 times continuously when the engine is not running. Use the power liftgate with the engine running when the power liftgate is used repeatedly to prevent battery discharge.
  • Do not leave the power liftgate open for a long time. This may drain the battery.
  • Do not apply excessive force when the power liftgate is operating. Doing so could result in vehicle damage.
  • Always close the liftgate before driving. Do not grab or hold on to the liftgate support struts or they may be damaged. Deformation of the liftgate support struts may result in vehicle damage and personal injury.
  • Do not modify or repair any part of the power liftgate by yourself. This must be done by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.
  • Do not operate the power liftgate under the following conditions. The power liftgate may not operate properly.
    - One side of the vehicle is lifted to inspect the vehicle or change a tire
    - Parking on an uneven road such as a slope, etc.
  • Close the liftgate and lock all doors and liftgate using the central door lock switch before using an automatic car wash.
  • Do not spray high pressure water directly on the power liftgate outside open/close button. The liftgate may open unintentionally.


  • If the liftgate is not fully closed and vehicle speed is at or above 1.8 mph (3 km/h), a warning sounds 10 times. Immediately park the vehicle at a safe place, close the liftgate, and check that the liftgate open warning on the instrument cluster is turned off.
  • In cold and wet climates, the outside power liftgate open/close button may not work properly due to freezing conditions. If this occurs, remove the ice before using the outside power liftgate open/close button or use the power liftgate open/close button on the smart key or the instrument panel.
  • Operating the power liftgate more than 5 times continuously could cause damage to the operating motor. If this occurs, the power liftgate does not operate to prevent the motor from overheating. If any of the power liftgate buttons are pressed to try to open the liftgate, the chime sounds 3 times, but the liftgate remains closed. Allow the power liftgate system to cool for about 1 minute before operating the system again.
    Power Liftgate

    Operating the Power Liftgate
    Power liftgate open/close button (Smart key, Instrument panel) When the liftgate is closed, press the power liftgate open/close button for 1 second. The power liftgate opens with a warnin ...

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