Always make sure individuals and objects are clear of the tailgate before opening or closing it.
■ Opening the tailgate
• Open the tailgate all the way.
►If it is not fully opened, the tailgate may begin to close under its own
• Be careful when it is windy. The wind may cause the tailgate to close.
■ Closing the tailgate
Keep the tailgate closed while driving to:
►Avoid possible damage.
►Prevent exhaust gas from leaking into the vehicle.
Be careful not to put your hands between the tailgate and the cargo area when closing the tailgate.
When you are storing or picking up luggage from the cargo area while the engine is idling, do not stand in front of the exhaust pipe. You may get burned.
Do not allow any passenger in the cargo space. They may get hurt during hard braking, a sudden acceleration, or a crash.
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