Holden Captiva Pricing and Specs
The South Korean sporting a dinky-di Holden badge, the Captiva SUV wasn't one of the brand's most dynamic or highly praised imports when it launched in Australia in 2006. But the Daewoo-turned-Holden proved popular with families of all shapes and sizes, owing in part to sharp pricing (ranging from POA to $35,420) and in part to the ability to option the Captiva in two sizes: the small SUV Captiva 5 (a five-seater) and the medium SUV Captiva 7 (a seven-seater). The range, starting with the bottom Captiva 5 LS (fwd) and finishing with the Captiva 7 LTZ (awd) (5YR), is available with a choice of petrol or diesel engines, and in two- or four-wheel drive configurations.
This vehicle is also known as Chevrolet Captiva, Opel Antara.
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Holden Captiva FAQs
Check out real-world situations relating to the Holden Captiva here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Why is my diesel 2014 Holden Captiva blowing black smoke?
Excess black smoke from a diesel engine is bad news as it can – among other things – cause the engine to run hot enough to cause internal damage. As for a cause, it could be anything from contaminated fuel to a block air-filter, a faulty sensor or a damaged intake system. Modern diesel engines like this one also have a habit of forming black deposits in their intake tract (a by-product of the engine’s own emission controls) and this can cause all sorts of problems including black smoke.
Another possibility is that the car’s diesel particulate filter (DPF) is blocked and the car is trying to regenerate it (clean it out) by dumping lots of fuel into the engine, and that’s causing the excess smoke. Either way, it needs to be fixed to avoid the potential for costly engine damage, not to mention the environmental havoc the car is causing in its current state. An electronic scan of the onboard computer would be a good starting point.Show more
Is there a problem with the timing chain in my 2016 Holden Captiva?
The V6 engine in the Captiva is well known for its propensity to suffer from worn or stretched timing chains far too early in life. Early signs can be a rattling noise when the engine is first started (hot or cold) as well as a check-engine light on the dashboard. The check-engine light is a result of the stretched chain allowing the camshafts to move so far out of sync with the rest of the engine that the sensor that measures their position can longer 'find' them. At which point, the warning light is triggered.
You can also have the car electronically scanned to see what’s going on. If the computer throws up fault codes P0008, P0009, P0016, P0017, P0018 or P0019, then you almost certainly have a stretched timing chain. Replacement of the chain is the only proper fix.Show more
Should I buy a 2009 Holden Captiva?
The short answer to your question Rhonda is that the 2009 Captiva was far from a good car. It has experienced lots of reliability and durability problems and, although some will disagree, there are much better choices out there.
The Captiva has been recalled for all manner of problems including (but not limited to) steering issues, braking dramas and electrical gremlins. About the best thing about the 2009 four-cylinder petrol Captiva was that the engine didn’t have the timing chain problems of the V6 model, and the transmission wasn’t as problematic as the later Captiva. But that’s surely damning with faint praise.
The Captiva wasn’t actually a Holden at all; it was built in South Korea by Daewoo, a brand considered to be way behind the quality and engineering of its South Korean counterparts Kia and Hyundai. And it showed.Show more