Hyundai Palisade: Exterior features / Non-Powered Liftgate

Hyundai Palisade (LX2) 2020-2024 Owner's Manual / Convenient Features of Your Vehicle / Exterior features / Non-Powered Liftgate

Opening the liftgate

Hyundai Palisade. Non-Powered Liftgate

Before attempting to open the liftgate, make sure the vehicle is in P (Park). To open the liftgate, perform one the following:

1. Unlock all doors with the Door Unlock button on your remote key or smart key. From outside press the liftgate handle switch and open the liftgate.

2. From outside press the liftgate handle switch and open the liftgate.

Closing the liftgate

Hyundai Palisade. Non-Powered Liftgate

Lower the liftgate lid and press down until it locks.To be sure the liftgate lid is securely fastened, always check by trying to pull it up again without pressing the liftgate handle switch.


In cold and wet climates, door lock and door mechanisms may not work properly due to freezing conditions.


The liftgate swings upward. Make sure no objects or people are near the rear of the vehicle when opening the liftgate.


Make certain that you close the liftgate before driving your vehicle. Possible damage may occur to the liftgate struts and mounting hinges if the liftgate is not closed prior to driving.


Always keep the liftgate completely closed while the vehicle is in motion. If it is left open or ajar, poisonous exhaust gases containing carbon monoxide (CO) may enter the vehicle and serious illness or death may result.


Hyundai Palisade. Non-Powered Liftgate


Do not hold on to or try to pull on the liftgate strut. Be aware that the deformation of the liftgate strut may cause vehicle damage and risk of injury.

Emergency liftgate safety release

Hyundai Palisade. Non-Powered Liftgate

Your vehicle is equipped with an emergency liftgate safety release lever located on the bottom of the liftgate inside the vehicle.

To unlock and open the liftgate manually from inside the luggage compartment, perform the following steps:

1. Push the release lever to the right by a key.

2. Push up the liftgate.


  • Be aware of the location of the emergency liftgate safety release lever in your vehicle and know how to open the liftgate using the safety release lever.
  • 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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