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 2010: A reliable purchase?

Answered by CarsGuide 6 Apr 2015

I wouldn't recommend a Captiva. The quality is not great, neither is the driving or fuel economy, and the Holden warranty does not come close to Korean-badged cars. If she's against a "cheap Korean car" point out that the Captiva is actually a Daewoo, from Korea.

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Holden Captiva: Is it a bad car?

Answered by CarsGuide 2 Mar 2015

We compare vehicles against their class rivals and the Captiva is well behind its direct competitors in quality, driving and resale value. It is likely to be more costly than a Dualis — now called Qashqai — because, particularly as a Captiva 7, it is bigger and heavier.

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Holden Captiva: Engine failure

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Feb 2015

I think you're being a bit harsh. I'm not a fan of the Captiva, but at least the dealer fixed it outside of the 100,000km warranty period.

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What mid-sized SUV should I buy?

Answered by CarsGuide 8 Dec 2014

Moving out of a Statesman you will probably want some luxury, so that's definitely not a Captiva. I'd suggest you test drive a CX-5 and a Subaru Forester, both of which get The Tick, and choose between them.

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Holden Captiva: Is it really that bad?

Answered by CarsGuide 13 Oct 2014

The negatives are in comparison with its classy rivals, including the Kia Sportage and Hyundai ix35 that - as with the Captiva - come from Korea. I've had readers complaining about quality and mechanical problems but the main shortcoming is basically its performance against the rivals.

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Holden Captiva: Better than a Nissan Qashqai?

Answered by CarsGuide 29 Sep 2014

I wouldn't recommend the Captiva but the Dualis gets The Tick and is good value. 

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Holden Captiva 2010: Engine light

Answered by CarsGuide 25 Jul 2014

It's got nothing to do with the fuel you're using; the Captiva is fine to run on regular unleaded. You need to have a mechanic experienced in diagnosing problems with modern engines check it out for you. Clearly the dealer's mechanics are not up to the task.

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Holden Captiva: Bad fuel in system

Answered by CarsGuide 6 Jun 2014

We have heard of issues with diesel engines in recent weeks, which are thought to have been caused by contaminated diesel fuel. Insiders are saying the fuel has been contaminated by a fungus during shipping, but little more is known at this stage. We are attempting to find out more.

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Holden Captiva5: Fuel efficiency

Answered by CarsGuide 4 Apr 2014

It needs to go to a mechanic who can properly diagnose it. It sounds like it could be a sensor problem, which should show up on a diagnostic check.

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More than 14,000 Holden Captivas recalled

More than 14,000 Holden Captivas recalled

18 Dec 2013 · by Karla Pincott

Holden has issued a safety recall on the diesel CG Captiva for a production line fault that has seen vehicles built with their fuel feed hose touching the airconditioning suction pipe. The carmaker ...

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