BMW X5 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW X5: Lower tailgate - Tailgate

Lower tailgate

Opening

General information

When open, the lower tailgate can support loads of up to 550 lbs/250 kg.

Functional requirement

The upper tailgate must be open.

From the outside

Without Comfort Access:

Press the button on the lower tailgate and fold the lower tailgate down.

With Comfort Access:

Press the button on the lower tailgate.

With Comfort Access: from the inside

Depending on the settings, the lower tailgate will be opened automatically with the upper tailgate.

With Comfort Access: terminating the opening procedure

The opening procedure is interrupted in the following situations:

Closing

Functional requirements

There is no cargo on the lower tailgate.

From the outside

Without Comfort Access: Closing the lower tailgate manually.

With Comfort Access:

Press the button on the lower tailgate.

With Comfort Access: from the inside

The lower tailgate will be closed automatically with the upper tailgate.

With Comfort Access: terminating the closing procedure

The closing procedure is interrupted in the following situations:

System limits

Without Comfort Access: The upper tailgate is designed for electric operation via the provided operating points.

With Comfort Access: The upper tailgate and the lower tailgate are designed for electric operation via the provided operating points.

A manual operation of the tailgate can produce system states in which an electric operation is no longer possible.

For instance, this type of system state applies when there is a danger of collision between the upper and lower tailgate. In this case, an acoustic signal will sound and the upper tailgate must be completely opened manually.

Operate the tailgate manually in exceptional cases only such as in the event of a malfunction.

Malfunction

Safety information

Warning

With manual operation of a blocked tailgate, it can release itself unexpectedly from the blockage.

There is a risk of injury or risk of damage to property. Do not operate the tailgate manually if it is blocked. Have it checked by a dealer's service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.

Without Comfort Access: Operate the unlocked upper tailgate manually and slowly without jerking.

With Comfort Access: Operate the unlocked upper or lower tailgate manually and slowly without jerking. When closing, make sure the lower tailgate is closed first.

To close the tailgate fully, press down lightly only. Closing occurs automatically.

Soft-close automatic function

Safety information

Warning

Body parts can be jammed while operating the doors. There is a risk of injury. Make sure that the area of movement of the doors is clear during opening and closing.

Closing

To close the doors, push lightly.

Closing occurs automatically.

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