Tailgate

Opening/closing the tailgate

To open the tailgate from the outside, turn the ignition key in lock fig. 118 and pull handle A in the direction of the arrow.

The opening of the boot is made easier by the gas-filed struts on each side.

IMPORTANT

Fit the key well into the lock before turning it.

You will be able to open the tailgate with the key only if you remove the key from the lock after turning it by 45 degrees.

To close, lower the tailgate until the lock clicks.

If you are

traveling in areas where refueling can be difficult and you want If you are traveling in areas where refueling can be difficult and you want to carry a can of petrol, follow the law in force. Use a homologated can and secure it adequately.

Even given these precautions, the risk of fire in the event of an accident is increased.

permitted weight (see Technical specifications). Also ensure the items in the When using the boot, make sure the load you are carrying does not exceed the permitted weight (see Technical specifications). Also ensure the items in the boot are arranged properly to prevent them being thrown forwards and injuring passengers should you brake sharply. Do not travel with the tailgate open: exhaust gas could filter into the passenger compartment.

IMPORTANT

Adjust the height of the dipped headlight beam when traveling at night with a rather heavy load in the boot (see Headlights in this chapter).

Make sure the load does not exceed the values shown in Weights paragraph, Technical specifications chapter for correct operation of the headlight adjustment device.

Do not knock the tailgate into objects on the roof rack when you open it.

Do not use the key as a handle to open the tailgate.

Do not use the key as a handle to open the tailgate.

You could damage it.

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