Honda CR-V: Opening and Closing the Tailgate / Precautions for Opening/Closing the Tailgate

Honda CR-V 2017-2024 Owner's Manual / Controls / Opening and Closing the Tailgate / Precautions for Opening/Closing the Tailgate

Always make sure individuals and objects are clear of the tailgate before opening or closing it.

Models without power tailgate

  • Open the tailgate all the way.
    • If it is not fully opened, the tailgate may begin to close under its own weight.
  • Be careful when it is windy. The wind may cause the tailgate to close.

All models

Keep the tailgate closed while driving to:

  • Avoid possible damage.
  • Prevent exhaust gas from leaking into the vehicle.

WARNING

Anyone caught in the path of a tailgate that is being opened or closed can be seriously injured.

Make sure that all people are clear of the tailgate before opening or closing it.

Be careful not to hit your head on the tailgate or to put your hands between the tailgate and the cargo area when closing the tailgate.

When you are storing or picking up cargo from the cargo area, or by using a forward and back kicking motion under the center of the rear bumper for hands free access * , while the engine is idling, do not stand in front of the exhaust pipe. You may get burned.

* Not available on all models

Do not allow any passenger in the cargo space. They may get hurt during hard braking, a sudden acceleration, or a crash.

Models with power tailgate

The power tailgate can be operated by pressing the power tailgate button on the remote transmitter, pressing the power tailgate button in the driver side control panel, pressing the button on the tailgate, or by raising and lowering your foot under the center of the rear bumper for hands free access * .

* Not available on all models

The power tailgate can be opened/closed when the transmission is in Honda CR-V. Precautions for Opening/Closing the Tailgate.

WARNING

Closing a power tailgate while anyone is in the path of the tailgate can cause serious injury.

Make sure everyone is clear before closing the power tailgate.

NOTICE

Do not push or pull on the power tailgate when it is being automatically opened or closed.

Forcibly opening or closing the power tailgate while in operation can deform the tailgate frame.

When operating the power tailgate, make sure there is enough space around your vehicle. People near the tailgate may be seriously hurt if the tailgate hits or closes on their heads. Be especially cautious if children are around.

The power tailgate may not open or close under the following conditions:

You start the engine while the tailgate is automatically opening or closing.

The vehicle is parked on a steep hill.

The vehicle is swayed in a strong wind.

The tailgate or the roof is covered with snow or ice.

If you close the power tailgate with all the doors locked, the power tailgate locks automatically.

Opening and Closing the Tailgate

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Using the Hands Free Access*

* Not available on all models Use a forward and back kicking motion under the center of the rear bumper to open or close the power tailgate while carrying the smart entry remote...

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