Opening/Closing the Power Tailgate

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The power tailgate can be operated by pressing the power tailgate button on the remote transmitter, pressing the power tailgate button on the driver's door, or pressing the button on the tailgate.

The power tailgate can be opened when:

The tailgate and glass hatch are fully closed.

The shift lever is in  The key is not in the ignition switch when using the remote transmitter. .

The key is not in the ignition switch when using the remote transmitter.

You have changed the PTG KEYLESS OPEN MODE setting to WHEN UNLOCKED, you need to unlock the tailgate before you press the tailgate button to open it.

The power tailgate can be closed when:

The tailgate is fully open.

The key is not in the ignition switch when using the remote transmitter.

Opening/Closing the Power Tailgate

The power tailgate may not open or close under the following conditions:
Х The vehicle is parked on a steep hill.
Х The vehicle is swayed in a strong wind.
Х The tailgate or the roof is covered with snow or ice. If you close the power tailgate when all the doors are locked, the power tailgate locks automatically. If you replace the battery or the power tailgate fuse while the tailgate is open, the power tailgate may be disabled. The power tailgate resumes once you manually close the tailgate. Installing aftermarket components other than genuine Honda accessories on the power tailgate may prevent it from fully opening or closing. Make sure the power tailgate is fully open before you get your luggage in and out. Make sure the power tailgate is fully closed before you start the vehicle.

Remote Transmitter

Press the power tailgate button for more than one second to operate. To reverse direction while the power tailgate is in operation, press the button again. The beeper sounds three times and the tailgate reverses direction.

Customizing when to open the tailgate

Customizing when to open the tailgate

ANYTIME:

The power tailgate unlocks and opens at the same time. This is the default setting.

WHEN UNLOCKED:

The tailgate opens when all doors are unlocked.

Models with multi-information display

Models without multi-information display

To change the setting, do the following:

1. Apply the parking brake.

2. Turn the ignition switch to ON . .

3. Press and hold the power tailgate button in the driver' s door until you hear a beep.

4. Turn the ignition switch to OFF When ANYTIME is set, you hear one long beep. .

When ANYTIME is set, you hear one long beep.

When WHEN UNLOCKED is set, you hear three short beeps.

Opening/Closing the Power Tailgate

If the power tailgate meets resistance while opening or closing, the auto reverse feature reverses the direction. Three beeps sound. The auto reverse function stops sensing when the tailgate is almost closed to make sure that it fully closes. Do not touch the sensors located on both sides of the tailgate. The power tailgate does not close if you touch either sensor when you are trying to close the tailgate. Be careful not to scratch the sensors with a sharp object. If scratched, they can be damaged, and the power tailgate closing feature malfunctions.

Power Tailgate Button

To open or close the power tailgate, press the tailgate button in the driver's door for about one second. The beeper sounds and some exterior lights flash. To reverse direction while the power tailgate is in operation, press the button again. The beeper sounds three times and the tailgate reverses direction.

Power Tailgate Close Button

Power Tailgate Close Button

Press the button on the tailgate to close the power tailgate. If you press the button again while the power tailgate is closing, it stops and reverses direction.

Power Tailgate Close Button

Power Tailgate Close Button

If you push the power tailgate close button while the tailgate is automatically opening or closing, the power tailgate operation stops. Use caution if the tailgate stops in the middle of either operation. It may suddenly swing up or down.

Auto-Closer

If you manually close the power tailgate, it latches automatically.

Auto-Closer

The auto-closer feature does not activate if you push the tailgate release button while the power tailgate is closing. Do not put any force on the tailgate while the power tailgate is latching. Keep your hands away from the tailgate when you manually close the tailgate and let it latch automatically. It is dangerous to put your hands around the tailgate as it starts to latch itself.

Power Tailgate Fail-safe Mode

The power tailgate fail-safe mode detects if there is an extra load on the tailgate (for example, it is covered with snow). If an extra load is detected, the tailgate opens completely then lowers to the close position.

Power Tailgate Fail-safe Mode

If you try to manually close the power tailgate immediately after it fully opens, the power tailgate fail-safe mode may activate. Once the power tailgate fail-safe mode activates, wait until the power tailgate fully closes. Keep away from the power tailgate when it is in motion. If the power tailgate fail-safe mode constantly activates, consult at a dealer.

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