Hyundai Santa Fe Owners Manual

Emergency tailgate safety release
Features of your vehicle / Tailgate / Emergency tailgate safety release

Hyundai Santa Fe: Emergency tailgate safety release. Your vehicle is equipped with the emergency tailgate safety release lever located

Your vehicle is equipped with the emergency tailgate safety release lever located on the bottom of the tailgate. When someone is inadvertently locked in the luggage compartment, the tailgate can be opened by doing as follows:

1. Remove the cover.
2. Push the release lever to the right.
3. Push up the tailgate.

WARNING

  • For emergencies, be fully aware of the location of the emergency tailgate safety release lever in this vehicle and how to open the tailgate if you are accidentally locked in the luggage compartment.
  • No one should be allowed to occupy the luggage compartment of the vehicle at any time. The luggage compartment is a very dangerous location in the event of a crash.
  • Use the release lever for emergencies only. Use extreme caution, especially while the vehicle is in motion.


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