Three ways to open / close tailgate on Ford F-150

For your convenience, Ford F-150 comes equipped with powered tailgate that lets you open and close the tailgate from inside the vehicle and from remote control.

Ford F-150 Fourteenth Generation – (photo by Ford)

Note: The vehicle must be in park (P) to operate the power tailgate.


From inside the vehicle

To open the tailgate from inside the vehicle, press the button on the instrument panel to the left side of the steering wheel.

Tailgate open/close button on Ford F-150 14th generation

A tone sounds while the tailgate opens. The tailgate stops and reverses if it detects an obstruction when opening.

To close the tailgate, press the button again.

Note: The tailgate stops and reverses if it detects an obstruction when closing.
Note: An alert sounds if the electronic tailgate is disabled.

From outside the vehicle

First unlock the vehicle with the remote control or power door unlock control and then press the button in the top of the tailgate handle.

Note: If an intelligent access transmitter is within 3 ft (1 m) of the tailgate, the tailgate unlocks when you press the tailgate release button.


You can close the liftgate by pressing the same button again.

Lift-to-Close

To close the tailgate automatically using lift-to-close, lift the tailgate approximately 4 in (10 cm) and hold it for a few seconds.

Note: If the tailgate position is more than halfway between open and close, it may not close automatically.

Manual Close

You can close the tailgate manually when you lift the tailgate in a continuous motion.

If you stop the tailgate motion, the lift-to-close feature can engage and power close the tailgate.

From remote control

To open the tailgate from F-150’s remote control / key fob, press the button with tailgate symbol twice within three seconds.

Tailgate open/close button on the key fob of Ford F-150 14th gen

To close the tailgate, press the tailgate button on your remote control twice within three seconds.

Note: The tailgate stops and reverses if it detects an obstruction when closing.

Putting the tailgate in manual mode

You can put the tailgate in manual mode through the vehicle settings in your touchscreen. In manual mode, the tailgate only functions by the tailgate release button and messaging is reduced.

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