Split tailgateSplit tailgate  - Locking and unlocking - Mitsubishi Outlander Owner's Manual - Mitsubishi Outlander

WARNING:

● It is dangerous to drive with the tailgate (upper gate and lower gate) open, since carbon monoxide (CO) gas can enter the cabin.

You cannot see or smell CO. It can cause unconsciousness and even death.

To lock or unlock from outside the vehicle

Vehicles without the keyless entry system and vehicles without the keyless operation system

1- Insert (or remove) the key.

1- Insert (or remove) the key.

2- Lock.

3- Unlock.

To lock or unlock from inside the vehicle

The tailgate can be locked or unlocked by using the central door lock switch

The tailgate can be locked or unlocked by using the central door lock switch (driver side).

1- Lock.

1- Lock.

2- Unlock.

NOTE:

● Repeated continuous operating between lock and unlock could cause the central door locks’ built-in protection circuit to prevent the system from operating. If this occurs, wait about one minute before operating the central door lock switch.

To open

1. After unlocking the tailgate, pull the handle and lift the upper gate.

1. After unlocking the tailgate, pull the handle and lift the upper gate.

2. Move the lever in the direction of the arrow and slowly fold down the lower

2. Move the lever in the direction of the arrow and slowly fold down the lower gate.

CAUTION:

● If a trailer hitch member (device for towing a trailer) is mounted, do not open the lower gate.

Touching the trailer hitch could scratch the lower gate.

NOTE:

● Do not jump on to the lower gate or subject it to a strong impact. This could damage the lower gate.

● If you do not open the tailgate immediately after pulling the handle, the tailgate will automatically be relocked.

If this happens, pull the handle again and lift the tailgate with the handle still pulled.

● The tailgate cannot be opened when the battery is flat or disconnected. After replacement of the battery, the tailgate will be in the locked position.

To close

1. Raise the lower gate until it locks properly in position with a click.

1. Raise the lower gate until it locks properly in position with a click.

NOTE:

● Before closing the upper gate, push and pull the lower gate to make sure it is securely locked.

You cannot close the upper gate unless the lower gate is properly closed.

2. Pull the upper gate grip (B) downward as illustrated. Gently slam the upper

2. Pull the upper gate grip (B) downward as illustrated. Gently slam the upper gate from the outside so that it is completely closed. Always ensure the upper gate is securely closed.

CAUTION:

● When closing the upper gate, always ensure your or other person’s fingers cannot be caught by the upper gate.

● When closing the lower gate, make sure there is no foreign matter around the striker (C). Otherwise, the bar could be damaged and it could become impossible to close the lower gate.

NOTE:

NOTE:

● Always close the lower gate before closing the upper gate.

If you try to close the gates in the reverse order, they could strike each other and be damaged.

● Gas struts (D) and wires (E) are installed to support the tailgate.

To prevent damage or faulty operation.

• Do not hold the gas struts and wires when closing the tailgate.

• Also, do not push or pull the gas struts and wires.

• Do not attach any plastic material, tape, etc., to the gas struts and wires.

• Do not tie string, etc., around the gas struts and wires.

• Do not hang any object on the gas struts and wires.

Inside tailgate release

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