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: What's a good replacement?

Answered by CarsGuide 19 Feb 2016

Both the CX-5 and the Tribeca are good choices; they're capable, well built and reliable. Others to consider are the Kia Sportage and Sorento. While they are Korean like the Captiva, unlike the Captiva they're very good cars, well built and reliable.

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Holden Captiva 2012: Exploded sunroof

Answered by CarsGuide 6 Nov 2015

Assuming you have the Holden extended warranty you should be covered in the event the sunroof failed due to faulty workmanship. I've never heard of the problem you experienced before, so it's hard to speculate on the cause. If Holden does reject your warranty claim then request them to cover it under goodwill.

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Holden Captiva7: Criticisms

Answered by CarsGuide 19 Oct 2015

You might like your Captiva but we need to compare it with its direct size and price rivals. On that basis, the Captiva runs a very poor third to the Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe in many areas, including ride and handling, quietness, quality and warranty.

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Holden Captiva: Engine warning light

Answered by CarsGuide 2 Oct 2015

It's possibly a wiring problem, but there's no way of knowing until it fails in such a way that the problem can be traced. It would seem that it's not a major problem, so press on until it develops further.

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Holden Captiva: Is it a good buy?

Answered by CarsGuide 28 Sep 2015

I would not recommend a Captiva. At the moment, the CX-5 is best in class but the Tucson also gets The Tick.

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Used seven-seat SUV options

Answered by CarsGuide 17 Aug 2015

Definitely not the Captiva. The Kluger will cost more because of the Toyota badge. I'd favour a Territory — but make sure it's had necessary upgrades to the ball joints. As an alternative, a Hyundai Santa Fe would be a good choice.


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Holden Captiva 2014: Oil leak

Answered by CarsGuide 29 May 2015

There's no reason why Holden should replace your car because of an oil leak. The company has an obligation to fix the leak under warranty, so it should not cost you a penny. To write it off as a lemon at this stage doesn't make any sense. I wouldn't bother approaching Holden for a replacement.


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Holden Captiva 2013: Engine trouble

Answered by CarsGuide 27 Apr 2015

Holden spokesman Sean Poppitt says: "It's unfortunate Ms Dib has experienced some issues with her vehicle. Customer satisfaction is always our priority and we have contacted Ms Dib to have those mechanical repairs performed under warranty at no cost to the customer. A courtesy vehicle will be provided at no cost for the duration and we will also offer Ms Dib a goodwill gesture at the conclusion of any repairs."

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Holden recalls 3000 Captiva SUVs

Holden recalls 3000 Captiva SUVs

16 Apr 2015 · by Joshua Dowling

A faulty ignition has led to almost 3000 Captiva customers being contacted to return to dealers to get their cars fixed.Holden is recalling almost 3000 of its Captiva family SUVs because the car ...

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