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Is the 2012 Holden Captiva prone to transmission issues?

Asked by Peter

I recently bought a 2012 Holden Captiva diesel and after I’ve found that the transmission has issues. Driving at different speeds it takes a bit longer for the transmission to react. It feels like the brakes are grabbing. I also found the transmission oil level dealers’ low. There are no oil leaks underneath.

Answered by CarsGuide

15 Sep 2020 David Morley

Transmission faults in this model and variant of the Captiva are common. Holden actually issued a service bulletin for affected cars to check and replace components including the torque converter, electro-hydraulic control components and speed sensors. Symptoms included a loss of drive, flaring or slipping between gears and gear selection problems. I’d say your problems fall within those boundaries. Have the vehicle scanned and if error code P0776 pops up, you have the same conditions that caused Holden to issue the service bulletin back in 2016. From there, talk to a Holden dealer as to what can be done about it.

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