Holden Calais Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Holden Calais reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Holden Calais 2014: What should I do about the safety recall on my car?
In December 2018 I received a letter from Holden about a Safety Recall for a power steering problem for my 2014 Holden Calais, "which may result in loss of power steering assistance". We are elderly ...Read more
Holden Calais 2019: Water leaking from exhaust
I want to know if anyone with a 2019 Holden Calais 2.0-litre turbo has had problems with an excessive amount of water leaking from both exhaust pipes. Both mufflers are starting to rust after only ...Read more
My Holden Commodore keeps rattling
The front windows on my 2016 Holden Calais rattle badly when you close the door and the windows is down. How can this be stopped? The dealer was unable to help? I've had this car since new and it ...Read more
Camry or Calais for reliability?
I'm in my late-60s and the next vehicle I purchase could very well be my last so I don't want to make a mistake. My priorities are safety, comfort, a large boot and adequate power for highway ...Read more
Best replacement for a Calais
I currently drive a 2014 Holden Calais and I'm looking to upgrade. Could you tell me what other brand of car would be similar in size and features so I have some choice? Read more
What engines are in the Calais V?
What type of engine is in the 2012 VE Holden Calais V Series 2? I need to buy a secondhand engine, but have been told there are 3 different types of engines. Read more
VZ Commodore and Calais V wagons, difference in fuel consumption?
I am thinking of replacing my Holden VZ Commodore wagon with a VF Calais V wagon and after reading your article the other day, it appears the V8 may be the better option of the two engines available ...Read more
Hot hatch or sports sedan?
I'm having a mid-life crisis and I'd like to trade up to something a little more exciting than my 2015 Toyota Corolla Ascent Sport. Many years ago I had an LX Holden Torana V8 and I'd like something ...Read more
Used Holden VF Calais review: 2013-2014
Graham Smith reviews the 2013 and 2014 Holden VF Calais as a used buy. Read more
Holden Commodore: Tall children
I am looking at my options on a near-new Ford Falcon G6E Turbo or Holden Commodore SS-V or Calais V8. I'm 190cm and have three adult children so need the space. Which is best for value, performance ...Read more
2014 Holden Calais rumble when cruising
My 2014 Holden Calais V V8 has got an acoustic rhythmic rumble when cruising at constant throttle between 1000-1250 rpm. It's been at a Holden service centre for over two months and they have ...Read more
Capped-price servicing extras
Don't you think this fixed-priced servicing is just a big con? In 2013 I bought a new Holden Calais V with fixed-price servicing at $180 a service. The 1500km service no problem, 15,000km service no ...Read more
Falcon or Commodore V6?
What are your views on the new Ford Falcon FG X G6E turbo and new Holden Calais V V6, especially for smoothness and quietness? Read more
Good price for Calais?
I have been offered a 2009 VE Holden Calais 6.0-litre wagon for $10,000. It has done 240,000 km, but it has been serviced every 10,000 km. The condition is excellent. Is that a good price and is ...Read more
2011 Calais V Series II high oil consumption
We have a 2011 Calais V Series II, and like a lot of others, ours uses oil even though it's only 40,000 km. Has Holden admitted that there is a fault or not, as when we have complained to our dealer ...Read more
2011 Series II Commodore Calais rattle noise
I bought a 2011 Series II Commodore Calais V (6-litre V8) and on some, but not all, starts first thing in the morning there is a "rattle'', similar to a tappet noise, for about five seconds. The car ...Read more
Calais V6 humming noise
Since fitting Bridgestone Potenza RE002 tyres my Calais V6 has developed a humming noise in the rear when I get to about 80 km/h. The dealer says it is tyre noise, but Bridgestone claims they've ...Read more
2002 VX Calais Series II
I have just taken ownership of a 2002 VX Calais Series II 5.7 Gen III V8 and would like to know if there was any problems with this car. Read more
Holden Calais oil problem
On checking the oil level in my 2009 VE Calais V 3.6-litre SIDI V6 at 19,000 km it was found to be low and was topped up by the dealer. It took 1.6 litres of oil, and took a further 400 ml at 22,000 ...Read more
Calais oil leak
I have noticed there are oil droplets where I park my VY Series II Holden Calais. On closer inspection the area between the engine and gearbox seems to be bathed in dark oil. There is also a rattle ...Read more