2017 Range Rover

OPENING AND CLOSING THE POWERED TAILGATE

WARNING

Before operating the tailgate, make sure that anyone in the vicinity does not have any part of their body in a position where it could be trapped. A soft-close mechanism draws the tailgate home to its fully latched position. Note that this soft-close feature does not incorporate object detection. If parts of the body become trapped, death or serious injury could occur.

WARNING

While the tailgate is open, the locking latch is exposed. Do not attempt to manually close the latch, as it may automatically soft-close and trap items or body parts.

CAUTION

Make sure there is sufficient space above and at the rear of the vehicle, before operating the tailgate. Insufficient opening space may result in damage to the vehicle.

CAUTION

Do not operate the tailgate if a cycle rack is fitted to the tailgate. Remove any cycles or racks before operating the tailgate. Cycles and/or racks may cause interference in the operation of the tailgate.

  1. Upper tailgate open or close: Press to open, stop, reverse direction or close the upper tailgate.

  2. Lower tailgate open or close: The button is visible only when the upper tailgate is open. Press to open, stop, reverse direction, or close the lower tailgate.

  3. Tailgate close: Press to close both tailgates.

NOTES

The external release button operates if all of the doors are unlocked and the gear selector is in the Park (P) position. The external tailgate release button operates differently when the gear selector is in the Neutral (N)position. Operation begins only if all of the doors are unlocked, and the ignition is in convenience mode or switched off. The button does not operate if the gear selector is in any other position. See CONVENIENCE MODE.

The powered upper tailgate can also be opened or closed using the following methods:

After the tailgate has opened to its set height, it can be manually raised or lowered. If the tailgate fails to open or close correctly, close it manually and then press the tailgate release switch again.

As the closing tailgate approaches the closed position, it soft-closes to the fully closed position. The soft close feature draws the tailgate home to its fully latched position. If the vehicle was previously locked, the alarm re-arms. The hazard warning lights flash to confirm the alarm status. An audible confirmation may also be given.

NOTES

If a tailgate switch is pressed while the tailgate is opening or closing, all movement stops. However, if a button is pressed during the soft-close stage, the request is ignored.

Object detection while opening: If an object is detected that would interfere with the tailgate opening, tailgate movement stops. Remove any obstructions and press the tailgate button again to open.

Object detection while closing: If an object is detected that would interfere with a tailgate closing. The tailgate movement stops and then reverses to the fully open position, if able to do so. An audible warning is given to indicate a mislock. Remove any obstructions and if the tailgate is open, press the tailgate button again to close the tailgate. If the tailgate is not open, press a tailgate release switch to open the tailgate and remove any obstructions. Once the obstructions have been removed, press the tailgate close button to close the tailgate.

NOTES

If a valid smart key cannot be detected within 39 in (1 m) of the rear of the vehicle, the tailgate will not power close. An audible warning sounds to indicate a mislock.

NOTES

If the tailgate is closed manually, the vehicle searches for a valid smart key. If no smart key is detected within 39 in (1 m) of the rear of the vehicle, or a smart key remains inside the vehicle, an audible warning sounds to indicate a mislock. The tailgate re-opens after approximately 3 seconds.

NOTES

If the smart key remains inside the vehicle when the vehicle is locked and the alarm is set, a warning is given. The warning indicates a mislock and the tailgate re-opens after approximately 3 seconds. The smart key may not be detected if it is inside a metal container, or is shielded by a device with a back-lit LCD screen. For example a smartphone or a laptop.