Holden Barina Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Holden Barina reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Holden Barina: Parts not stocked in Australia
I have a Holden Barina sport 1.4-litre turbo with 50,000 km on clock. It is overheating, with a leaking water pump and bottom hose. Holden has offered to cover costs, which I appreciate. But they ...Read more
What is the correct tyre pressure for the Holden Barina 2010?
I recently purchased a 2010 Holden Barina with no owner's manual. What is the correct tyre pressure on a 2010 Barina TK manual, and how do you check the oil, brake fluid and water? Read more
Holden Barina 2011: Does this car have a timing chain or belt?
Does the 2011 Holden Barina Hatch have a timing chain or belt? Read more
Holden Barina 2010: Rattling noise in the gearbox
My 2010 Holden Barina has developed a rattling noise in the transmission, mainly evident in first and second gears. Noise disappears as you speed up and move up the gears. Drives well with no ...Read more
Holden Barina 2018: Leaking hot water
I have hot water leaking through from the middle of my 2018 Holden Barina on to my left foot. Read more
Holden Barina 2011: How to check the transmission fluids?
How do I check or replace the transmission fluid when there is no dipstick or filler? The car is a 2011 Holden Barina. Read more
Holden Barina 2003: Why won't it start?
Now and then my 2003 Holden Barina won’t start...? Read more
How do I fix my Holden Barina's faulty dash?
I have a 2008 Holden Barina three-door hatch manual, which has a problem with the dash no displaying anything, no instruments, no odometer, no tacho, no temp, no speed and no fuel. The car starts and ...Read more
Is my mechanic at fault for writting off my '99 Holden Barina?
My mechanic has diagnosed a failure in the automatic gearshifter on a 1999 Holden Barina. During this repair the centre console was removed to allow him access to the shifter. While the mechanic was ...Read more
Which small hatch should I buy for $15,000?
I’m weighing up between a 2018 Barina and others vehicles close to the mark for $15k. Is the Spark any comparison (considering I’d prefer reverse camera, and cruise control)? And how does the Barina ...Read more
Why is my '02 Holden Barina stopping in high heats?
On a hot day, say high 30 degrees C and above, our daughter’s 2002 Holden Barina stops. You will be driving it and it just stops. I have been told it is the fuel with the heat. We keep the fuel ...Read more
What's causing the doors to lock and suddenly unlock in my '07 Holden Barina?
I have an electrical issue with my 2007 Holden Barina that I can't diagnose on my own. The central lock is going crazy; when I open or close the car it locks and unlocks really fast all the doors for ...Read more
How to turn on the interior lights in a '02 Holden Barina?
How do I turn on the interior lights in my 2002 Holden Barina when the doors are closed? Read more
Used Holden Barina review: 2005-2016
The Holden Barina is a small car that's generally tough in its build and put together to a good standard. It has a good reputation for being simple to drive and park and long lasting if driven and ...Read more
1998 Holden Barina failing to start
The blinkers on my 1998 Holden Barina are on without power, but it will not start. What should I do? Read more
2007 Holden Barina oil leaks
I'm experiencing re-occurring rocker gasket leaks on my 2007 Holden Barina. Is this problem common? And what is my best course of action to repair? Read more
Best petrol for a 2000 Barina?
What is the best type of petrol for my 2000 Holden Barina SB swing manual? Read more
Should I follow my mechanic's advice or the service book?
A mechanic has told me that the timing belt/chain in my 2005 Holden Barina gets changed every 60,000km, but this differs from the logbook. Which is correct? Read more
Used Holden Barina review: 2011-2014
Holden did much to improve the fitness of the Barina but some horror stories persist. New Holden had a lot of ground to make up when it launched the TM Barina in 2011 — the previous model had been ...Read more
Barina needs frequent water checks?
My partner's 2005 Holden Barina needs its water to checked/topped up or refilled every third or fourth day. It's not overheating or leaking. Any suggestions? Read more