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: Door noise

Answered by CarsGuide 29 Sep 2017

It could be any number of things, the only way to find it to remove the door panel and take a look. I’d suggest you get a workshop manual to find out how to remove the door panel; they’re readily available on line.

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Holden Captiva 2009: Automatic transmission problem

Answered by CarsGuide 21 Jul 2017

It’s likely that the lock-up convertor is not unlocking as it should when it comes out of top gear. Take it to an automatic transmission specialist to check.

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Holden Captiva: What is the kerb weight?

Answered by CarsGuide 10 Jul 2017

The Captiva is rated to tow 2000 kg. The kerb weight the dealer gave you is correct.

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Holden Captiva 2010: A reliable purchase?

Answered by CarsGuide 30 Jun 2017

I'm afraid I can't say with any certainty that Holden has solved the Captiva's reliability issues.

Also worth considering is that even in 2015 the Captiva was a very old design, and well behind its competition in most areas.

If you're after a value buy of that vintage, I'd be looking at the Mitsubishi Outlander and Nissan X-Trail as two key options.

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Holden Captiva 2010: A reliable purchase?

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Jun 2017

It’s a high price compared to the average, which would be $9000 to $10,000, and with only a month of rego, but to compensate the kilometres are lower than average. The cost of maintenance is no higher than other, similar cars, so that’s not a problem. If you’re not sure about it have it checked by a mechanic, or the RACQ.

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What midsize SUV has good fuel economy?

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Jun 2017

All of them would be good choices, but I would prefer the Mazda CX-5 or the Kia Sportage. Either would be fine.

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Holden Captiva: Broken door handles

Answered by CarsGuide 29 May 2017

It's annoying that this should happen, but I doubt that Holden would cover it. It's one of those things that can happen with age.

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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 2016: Excessive fuel consumption

Answered by CarsGuide 28 Apr 2017

Go back to the dealer and ask to see the results of the test, so you know what they are, and whether or not they reflect the results you get. The average you are measuring is crazily high if it's correct. It's not at all normal, which suggests there is a problem, possibly with the engine management system, which needs further investigation.

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