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 2006: Is it worth getting a new timing chain?

Answered by CarsGuide 1 Mar 2019

It is worth fixing, you will only have more trouble if you don’t. Cost depends on the engine. If it’s a V6 it could cost as much as $3000, a 4-cylinder less.

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Holden Captiva 2012: Lost power

Answered by CarsGuide 8 Feb 2019

Never let things slide if you feel your car has a problem. Pursue a solution until you are satisfied you have the answer. It’s not a good idea to miss services, particularly on cars with turbochargers. Keeping a fresh supply of oil is the key to trouble-free motoring with turbos. There’s every chance the turbo was faulty when you first noticed it, and having missed a service you probably contributed to the failure. There’s probably not a lot you can do, except to pay for the repairs.

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Holden Captiva 2010: Alternator replacement

Answered by CarsGuide 1 Feb 2019

The cost including a new alternator should be $1000 to $1200.

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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 2009: How to test a fault with injectors

Answered by CarsGuide 2 Nov 2018

Injector wear is prevalent on common-rail diesel engines with the high fuel pressure and rapid cycling. A diesel mechanic should be able to check the injectors for leakage.

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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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Holden Captiva: is it better than a Honda?

Answered by CarsGuide 28 Sep 2018

In general Hondas are well designed and built to a high standard, so they generally outdo the Holden Captiva on most counts.


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Holden Captiva 2010: A reliable purchase?

Answered by CarsGuide 31 Aug 2018

Owners complain about many things, most of them relate to build quality, but one problem hat stands out relates to the automatic transmission. I would be cautious about buying one, but you'll get a good picture of all Captiva issues on our Captiva problems page.

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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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Holden Captiva 2009: Trade in for a newer model?

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Jun 2018

I wouldn’t rush into selling it, I would get a second opinion on the turbo, and I doubt his prediction of further problems down the track as a result of replacing the turbo.

At 161,625 km the Captiva is still a relatively young car, and should still have a few years of service left in it. Instead of the Captiva, consider a Mazda CX-5, Kia Sorento, or perhaps a Nissan X-Trail.

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