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Chevrolet Equinox


Exhaust gases can enter the vehicle if it is driven with the liftgate or trunk/hatch open, or with any objects that pass through the seal between the body and the trunk/hatch or liftgate. Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide (CO) which cannot be seen or smelled. It can cause unconsciousness and even death.
If the vehicle must be driven with the liftgate or trunk/hatch open:
• Close all of the windows.
• Fully open the air outlets on or under the instrument panel.
• Adjust the climate control system to a setting that brings in only outside air and set the fan speed to the highest setting. See “Climate Control Systems” .
• If the vehicle is equipped with a power liftgate, disable the power liftgate function.
See Engine Exhaust.
To avoid damage to the liftgate or liftgate glass, make sure the area above and behind the liftgate is clear before opening it.

Manual Liftgate.
To unlock the liftgate, press on the power door lock switch or press on the.
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter twice within five seconds. See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation.

To open the liftgate, press the touch pad under the liftgate handle and lift up.
If equipped with Keyless Access, the liftgate can be opened when locked if the RKE transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft) of the liftgate. See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation.
Use the pull cup to lower and close the liftgate. Do not press the touch pad while closing the liftgate. This may cause the liftgate to be unlatched.
The liftgate has an electric latch. If the battery is disconnected or has low voltage, the liftgate will not open. The liftgate will resume operation when the battery is reconnected and charged.
Always close the liftgate before driving.

Power Liftgate Operation.

You or others could be injured if caught in the path of the power liftgate. Make sure there is no one in the way of the liftgate as it is opening and closing.
Driving with an open and unsecured liftgate may result in damage to the power liftgate components.

The power liftgate switch is on the driver door. The vehicle must be in P (Park). The taillamps flash when the power liftgate moves.
The modes are:.
• MAX: Opens to maximum height.
• 3/4: Opens to a reduced height that can be set from 3/4 to fully open. Use to prevent the liftgate from opening into overhead obstructions such as a garage door or roof-mounted cargo. The liftgate can be manually opened all the way.
• OFF: Opens manually only.
To open or close the power liftgate, select.
MAX or 3/4 mode.
• Press  twice quickly on the RKE transmitter until the liftgate moves.
• Press  on the driver door. The driver door must unlocked.
• Press the touch pad under the liftgate handle after unlocking all doors. A locked vehicle can be opened if the RKE transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft) of the liftgate.

Press  on the bottom of the liftgate next to the pull cup to close.
Press any liftgate button, the touch pad, or  on the RKE transmitter while the liftgate is moving to stop it. Pressing any liftgate button or pressing  twice quickly on the RKE transmitter again restarts the operation in the reverse direction. Pressing the touch pad on the liftgate handle will restart the motion, but only in the opening direction.

Manually forcing the liftgate to open or close during a power cycle can damage the vehicle. Allow the power cycle to complete.
The power liftgate may be temporarily disabled under extreme low temperatures, or after repeated power cycling over a short period of time. If this occurs, the liftgate can still be operated manually.
If the vehicle is shifted out of P (Park) while the power function is in progress, the liftgate will continue to completion. If the vehicle is accelerated before the liftgate has completed moving, the liftgate may stop or reverse direction. Check for Driver.
Information Center (DIC) messages and make sure the liftgate is closed and latched before driving.

Falling Liftgate Detection.
If the power liftgate automatically closes after a power opening cycle, it indicates that the system is reacting to excess weight on the liftgate or a possible support strut failure. A repetitive chime will sound while the falling liftgate detection feature is operating. Remove any excess weight. If the liftgate continues to automatically close after opening, see your dealer for service before using the power liftgate.
Interfering with the power liftgate motion or manually closing the liftgate too quickly after power opening may resemble a support strut failure. This could also activate the falling liftgate detection feature. Allow the liftgate to complete its operation and wait a few seconds before manually closing the liftgate.

Obstacle Detection Features.
If the liftgate encounters an obstacle during a power open or close cycle, the liftgate will automatically reverse direction and move a short distance away from the obstacle. After removing the obstruction, the power liftgate operation can be used again. If the liftgate encounters multiple obstacles on the same power cycle, the power function will deactivate. After removing the obstructions, manually close the liftgate, This will allow normal power operation functions to resume.
If the vehicle is locked while the liftgate is closing, and an obstacle is encountered that prevents the liftgate from completely closing, the horn will sound as an alert that the liftgate did not close.

Setting the 3/4 Mode.
To change the position the liftgate stops at when opening:.
1. Select MAX or 3/4 mode and power open the liftgate.
2. Stop the liftgate movement at the desired height by pressing any liftgate button. Manually adjust the liftgate position if needed.
3. Press and holdl  next to the pull cup on the outside of the liftgate until the turn signals flash and a beep sounds.
This indicates the setting has been recorded.
The liftgate cannot be set below a minimum programmable height. If there is no light flash or sound, then the height adjustment may be too low.

Manual Operation.
Select OFF to manually operate the liftgate.
See “Manual Liftgate” at the beginning of this section.

Attempting to move the liftgate too quickly and with excessive force may result in damage to the vehicle.
Operate the liftgate manually with a smooth motion and moderate speed. The system includes a feature which limits the manual closing speed to protect the components.

Hands-Free Operation.
The liftgate may be operated with a kicking motion under the rear bumper between the left exhaust pipe and the license plate.
The RKE transmitter must be within 1 m.
(3 ft) of the rear bumper to operate the power liftgate hands-free.
The hands-free feature will not work while the liftgate is moving. To stop the liftgate while in motion use one of the liftgate buttons.
The hands-free feature can be customized.
See Vehicle Personalization. Choose from the following:.
On-Open and Close : The kicking motion is activated to both open and close the liftgate.
On-Open Only : The kicking motion is activated to only open the liftgate.
Off : The feature is disabled.

Kick Motion.

Length of Kick Zone.

To operate, kick your foot straight up in one swift motion under the rear bumper between the left exhaust pipe and the license plate, then pull it back.

Splashing water may cause the liftgate to open. Keep the RKE transmitter away from the rear bumper detection area or turn the liftgate mode to OFF when cleaning or working near the rear bumper to avoid accidental opening.
• Do not sweep your foot side to side.
• Do not keep your foot under the bumper; the liftgate will not activate.
• Do not touch the liftgate until it has stopped moving.
• This feature may be temporarily disabled under some conditions. If the liftgate does not respond to the kick, open or close the liftgate by another method or start the vehicle. The feature will be re-enabled.
When closing the liftgate using this feature, there will be a short delay. The taillamps will flash and a chime will sound. Step away from the liftgate before it starts moving.

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