Holden Captiva 2007 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Holden Captiva 2007 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Holden Captiva 2007: Why is the engine smoking?

Answered by CarsGuide 23 May 2020

As a rule of thumb, white smoke from a diesel engine suggests the fuel is not burning properly. If your engine only blew smoke when you first started it up each morning, I’d suggest the glow-plugs weren’t working properly and heating up the combustion chambers to gain a complete burn of the fuel.

But since it’s blowing smoke all the time, I think you could be looking at a fuel-injection problem. The injectors themselves could be bad (and it only takes one dud to make gales of smoke) or the system is mis-timed and not injecting the fuel precisely when it should be. These engines self-analyse themselves as you drive and it seems the car knows it has a problem, because it has turned on the check-engine light as a warning to you that something is amiss. Your first move should be to have the injectors checked as well as the injection timing

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Holden Captiva 2007: Central locking system not working

Answered by CarsGuide 1 Mar 2019

It’s most likely the battery in the key needs replacing. Have you tried the spare key?

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Holden Captiva 2007: Broken temp gauge

Answered by CarsGuide 14 Dec 2018

The computer is getting a message that the engine is overheating. You have replaced the temperature sensor, so check the connections, and the wiring looking for a wire that might have shorted out.

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Holden Captiva 2007: Can a crash cause mechanical damage?

Answered by CarsGuide 12 Oct 2018

It’s not unusual for mechanical damage to occur in a crash, and most insurance companies cover that damage when it can be shown that it was caused in the crash. Your problem seems to be that your insurance company is saying the mechanical damage wasn’t the result of the crash. Get another opinion from an expert and once you’ve got that you can decide if you want to pursue your claim.

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Security code for a 2007 Holden Captiva

Answered by CarsGuide 27 Jul 2018

Take it to a Holden dealer and they should be able to get the code for you.

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Hyundai, Audi, Peugeot, Citroen, Holden, Jeep announce recalls

Hyundai, Audi, Peugeot, Citroen, Holden, Jeep announce recalls

12 Mar 2018 · by Robbie Wallis

Manufacturers including Hyundai, Holden, Jeep, Peugeot, Citroen and Audi have all issued safety recalls for various models, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

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Best budget 7 seaters?

Answered by CarsGuide 15 May 2017

The used Captiva does appear to be great value, but their shaky reputation for reliability would lead me to consider other options. The Territory would be a better bet, but they are known to have electrical and front suspension issues in the long-term.  If you're after an SUV, a seven-seat 2006-12 Mitsubishi Outlander is smart buying at the moment, but if you're just after the seven seats, I highly recommend taking a look at a 2008-13 Kia Rondo. These represent excellent value at the moment. Hope that helps, and keep us posted with your progress.

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Holden Captiva: Engine failure

Answered by CarsGuide 3 Mar 2017

Does it crank over when you turn the key? If it doesn't I would suspect a problem with the cam timing chains that has caused serious internal damage. If it cranks over, but doesn't fire I would be looking at an engine sensor that has failed. Take it to a dealer and have them check it on their diagnostic gear.

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