Door Locks Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle Remote Keyless Entry 2000 Dodge Durango Handbook

NOTE: The master key that is used to start the vehicle is also used to lock or unlock the doors and liftgate.

To unlock the liftgate, insert the key into the lock and turn.

Once unlocked, the liftgate can be opened or closed without using the key. To open the liftgate, pull out on the outside handle and lift.

  • Driving with the liftgate open can allow poisonous exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and your passengers could be injured by these fumes. Keep the liftgate closed when you are operating the vehicle.
  • If you are required to drive with the liftgate open, make sure that all windows are closed, and the climate control blower switch is set at high speed. Do NOT use the recirculation mode.

Gas props support the liftgate in the open position. However, because the gas pressure drops with temperature, it may be necessary to assist the props when opening the liftgate in cold weather.