Holden Captiva Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Holden Captiva reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Holden Captiva 2007: Why is the engine smoking?
I have bought a 2007 Holden Captiva 2.0 turbo-diesel. I'm dealing with white a smoke issue. The smoke is thick and I can’t drive the car as there is a lot of smoke with the engine either at a hot or ...Read more
Holden Captiva 2015: Amber light on the dashboard
Why does the amber light on my dash keep appearing in my 2015 Holden Captiva? Read more
Holden Captiva 2011: Why is it stalling?
I have a Holden Captiva 2011 Series 2 automatic five-seater. Sometimes, when I drive my car, it suddenly stalls and I can't accelerate anymore. The warning light with the tool logo comes on as well ...Read more
Holden Captiva 2009: Engine dying
I've just replaced the diesel motor in my 2009 Holden Captiva, due to the back up of carbon which blew the motor and I do a lot of long distance driving, now while accelerating the engine will ...Read more
Used Holden Captiva review: 2006-2017
By the early part of this century, it was painfully obvious that nobody was going to survive selling or making cars here if they didn’t have an SUV in their showrooms.Ford took the step of designing ...Read more
Holden Captiva LX: ANCAP rating
Is the 2012 Holden Captiva LX a front-wheel drive or AWD variant? Also please advise if the vehicle is a 5-star ANCAP rating vehicle? Read more
Holden Captiva 2011: Stretched timing chain
I have a 2011 Captiva 2.4-litre petrol engine which has a stretched timing chain. The car has done 170,000 km and I was wondering whether it’s worth fixing or not? Would be great to get a few more ...Read more
Holden Captiva 2015: Headlights stuck in dim mode
I have a 2015 Holden Captiva and the sunlight sensor is faulty. My headlights won’t come out of dim mode. What should I do? Read more
Holden Captiva 2007: Central locking system not working
The central locking system is not working on my Holden Captiva 2007. Could it just be a battery replacement in key, or reprogram of computer codes? Read more
Holden Captiva 2006: Is it worth getting a new timing chain?
The engine light in my 2006 Holden Captiva came on, so I went to my mechanic. He said it needs a new timing chain. I really don’t want to get a new car — is it worth getting it fixed and around how ...Read more
Holden Captiva 2012: Lost power
My 2012 Holden Captiva lost power whilst on the highway. I had notified my Holden dealer at a previous service that it starts with the sound of a diesel engine – very rough. They said that it hadn’ ...Read more
Holden Captiva 2010: Alternator replacement
How much does it cost to replace an alternator on a 2010 Holden Captiva? Read more
Holden Captiva 2007: Broken temp gauge
I have a 2007 Holden Captiva diesel that keeps going into limp mode, the temp gauge goes straight to hot and the warning light comes on. You turn if off for a few minutes and then drive a km or two ...Read more
Holden Captiva 2009: How to test a fault with injectors
I have a 2009 Holden Captiva LX diesel with 155,000 km on it. I recently noticed that the oil level had increased over the full mark. A diesel injection specialist suggested a DPF burn at their ...Read more
Holden Captiva 2007: Can a crash cause mechanical damage?
Someone rear-ended my 2007 Holden Captiva. It brings up mostly all of the warning lights on my car's dash and it failed to start again after the hit. My insurer doesn’t want to cover it, they say ...Read more
Holden Captiva: is it better than a Honda?
Is the Holden Captiva a good car compared with same model of Honda? Read more
Holden Captiva 2010: A reliable purchase?
What problems have Holden Captiva drivers encountered with 2013 onwards models? How reliable are they? Read more
Security code for a 2007 Holden Captiva
My 2007 Holden Captiva was broken into last year and the book was stolen. The radio is now asking for a security code. How can I fix the problem? Read more
Holden Captiva 2009: Trade in for a newer model?
We purchased a 2009 Holden Captiva SX AWD, 2.0-litre turbo-diesel, automatic from a Holden dealer in 2011.The car had an odometer reading of 35,934 km and we paid $27,850. At the time of purchase we ...Read more
What's the best secondhand small SUV to buy?
I'm looking to buy a used, budget/family friendly small SUV. I'm trying to decide between the Ford Kuga AWD, Holden Captiva 5 Series 2 and the Mitsubishi ASX AWD. My driving will be mostly local with ...Read more