Rear Tailgate won’t open unless I’m near it with keyfob - Kia Niro Forum
 
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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-22-2018, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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Rear Tailgate won’t open unless I’m near it with keyfob

Help! Even when the car is in park and totally unlocked, I have to stand near the hatchback with the keyfob or it won’t open. What am I doing wrong? Thanks
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-22-2018, 10:59 PM
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Kia calls that a "feature"

I hate it...
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-23-2018, 12:34 PM
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Doesn't do this on my 2018 PHEV!

If I unlock the doors and move the key fob well away from the car I can open the tailgate. When I close the tailgate and the doors I have to have the key fob near the car for the doors to lock as would be expected.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-23-2018, 01:07 PM
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My tailgate will open in my garage with the key fob in the house.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-23-2018, 01:39 PM
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Help! Even when the car is in park and totally unlocked, I have to stand near the hatchback with the keyfob or it won’t open. What am I doing wrong? Thanks
Are you pushing the unlock button twice?

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-23-2018, 07:48 PM
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Are you pushing the unlock button twice?
Second this. If you don't deliberately unlock all the doors with a double tap on the button I think the car defaults to proximity mode making it dependent on the fob.

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