Holden Captiva 2019
The 2019 Holden Captiva carries a braked towing capacity of up to 2000 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
The Holden Captiva is also known as the Chevrolet Captiva and the Opel Antara in markets outside Australia.
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Holden Captiva 2019 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Holden Captiva here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Why did my 2012 Holden Captiva lose power and go into neutral?
Unfortunately, you’re right; this model Holden Captiva has a terrible reputation and failing transmission are right at the top of that list. Holden recognised the problem to an extent and extended the factory cover on the transmission to 150,000km or five years from the date the vehicle entered service. That was up from the three-year/100,000km standard warranty that your car was sold with. But since your car is a 2012 model and has likely been on the road for the last eight or nine years, that’s of very little use to you.
I agree that a car with 64,000km should not need a new transmission and, if it does, the manufacturer should be helping out. But now that Holden as a brand is extinct, even finding somebody to talk to might be a battle. That said, Holden is legally required to stick around to take care of warranty claims, honour its scheduled servicing schemes, provide spare parts and service and attend to any safety recalls. That also means it still has a customer service division which you can reach by phoning 1800 46 465 336. It’s a long shot, but who knows.Show more
What major problems has the Holden Captiva had?
The Holden Captiva’s problems started with the fact that it was a Daewoo with a Holden badge. Reliability was poor and build quality just as bad and, as a result, the car soon developed a reputation for being more trouble than it was worth. That view among many owners didn’t change as the car aged, either.
Common problems were timing chain failures in V6 versions, oil leaks and engine troubles in both diesel and petrol form, camshaft problems, diesel particulate Filter (DPF) failures and a range of random electrical and electronic dramas. Transmission failures are also not unknown but this was hardly the Captiva’s worst flaw. Fundamentally, the Captiva was a very ordinary car and not one that most buyers would be prepared to take on now that the true extent of its problems have been dissected by the trade.Show more
Where can I purchase a new remote central locking system for my 2009 Holden Captiva?
Because the central locking system in your Captiva has been designed specifically for that car, it’s unlikely there would be a workable aftermarket solution. Which means you either need to hope that Holden still sells these parts or that you can find a system pulled from a wrecked Captiva.
We have seen 'universal' central locking kits advertised, but they all require a fair bit of fiddling and modifying to get them to fit and work properly. In any case, it’s possible that only one part of the system in your car is giving trouble, as opposed to the whole locking system. In turn, that means that you might be able to get away with just replacing that faulty part. The remote-control key-fob unit, for instance, can be replaced relatively cheaply.
Bear in mind the Holden Captiva has a terrible track record in terms of its electrical fittings and fixtures, including the body computer which controls many functions including the central locking. If the body computer is the problem, you might find that the cost of repairs will outweigh the car’s actual market value.Show more
Why do all the warning lights on my 2007 Holden Captiva turn on?
The Holden Captiva has a terrible reputation in this department, and plenty of owners have had ongoing problems with the electronics in these vehicles which weren’t actually Holdens at all, but rather rebadged Daewoos. It’s a bit of a surprise to learn that a scan of the vehicle doesn’t show up any fault codes, but that also makes us think that perhaps you have a major failure of the vehicle’s body computer which controls all the functions you’re now being warned about on the dashboard. And if the body computer itself is in the process of failing, then it may not respond to the scanning process in a logical manner.
That said, the problem could be caused by something as simple as a poor earth in the car’s electrical circuitry, but experience with the Captiva suggests it will be something more complex and probably more expensive. Don’t rule out a failed electrical connection somewhere in the car’s wiring loom. The catch with the Captiva is that the cost of repairs is often greater than the retained value of the car itself, at which point you’re at an ownership cross-roads. The reality is that your car is probably only worth about $8000 (perhaps less) and a lot less as a trade-in. Spending thousands of dollars to fix it doesn’t add up to too many people.Show more
Holden Captiva 2019 Price and Specs
|Holden Captiva Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|5 LS (fwd)||SUV||2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||—||—|
|5 LS (fwd)||SUV||2.4L ULP 6 SP AUTO||—||—|
|5 LS (fwd)||SUV||2.4L ULP 6 SP MAN||—||—|
|7 LS (fwd) (5YR)||SUV||2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$21,500||$29,260|