5 Main Problems of the Chevrolet Captiva Diesel

5 Main Problems of the Chevrolet Captiva Diesel – The Chevrolet Captiva diesel is one of the attractive choices for a used SUV. Even so, because it is more than five years old, there is definitely a component of rejuvenation. So it feels necessary to discuss the problem of a used Chevrolet Captiva diesel.

5 Main Problems of the Chevrolet Captiva Diesel

The Chevrolet Captiva diesel is a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) segment that uses a 2,000 cc engine with Variable Geometric Common Rail Direct Injection (VCDi) technology. Chevrolet combines the engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

5 Main Problems of the Chevrolet Captiva Diesel
Chevrolet Captiva diesel engine. Image source: carscoope

The interior of the diesel Chevrolet Captiva also looks more elegant if we compare it with the petrol-engined Captiva. This is thanks to the use of two tones (beige and black) on the dashboard and door trim. There are additional black wood panel accents in some parts of the interior that beautify the appearance of this car.

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In 2014 the Chevrolet Captiva diesel engine underwent a renewal. The result is an increase in torque from the previous 360 Nm to 400 Nm. In addition, there are also more complete features. Some of them are passive smart entry features, side curtain airbags, electric seats, and on the driver’s side. In addition, there are also features of Active Rollover Protection, Electronic Stability Control, and Hill decent Control on AWD and AC Dual Zone types, as well as an AC controller on the steering wheel, and other features.

But, unfortunately, this car is not as perfect as it looks. There are several engine problems that are often a complaint of its users. Here I convey some of the complaints that users often convey when using the Chevrolet Captiva Diesel.

1. Wiring Harness Broken

The most common problem with the Chevrolet Captiva diesel is a faulty wiring harness. The cause of this damage is generally due to the age factor. The influence of the engine heat is high enough to cause the cable quality to decrease and eventually break. But this is not really common. We can compare it with other manufacturers who have the same age but the condition of the wiring harness is still good.

5 Main Problems of the Chevrolet Captiva Diesel
Captiva Diesel Wiring Harness,

If we let it drag on it is not impossible to damage other components.

“Before buying a used Chevrolet Captiva diesel, the first thing we have to pay attention to is the condition of the wiring harness. Because this component is related to sensors. So if it has been damaged, it is better if we immediately replace it to avoid the car getting more serious damage,” said one expert.

For information, the Wiring harness is one of the components of a vehicle which is a series of cables that combine in one circuit and serve to transmit electric current or signals in a motor vehicle.

2. Rusty Fuse Box

5 Main Problems of the Chevrolet Captiva Diesel
Captiva Diesel Fuse Box.

The next problem with the Chevrolet Captiva diesel is the rusty fuse box. Of course, this is still related to the electrical system. What is the condition of the fuse box (fuse box) which is rusty or corroded?

If we allow damage to this component, it will certainly cause the car’s electrical system to be not optimal. Even if it is severe the car can break down.

3. Engine Oil Runs Out Fast

The fourth problem with the Chevrolet Captiva Diesel is that the engine oil runs out very quickly. Why can this happen? This is because the owner does not regularly change the engine oil. As a result, engine performance is not optimal and the impact of bad components in the engine can fall out.

5 Main Problems of the Chevrolet Captiva Diesel
Chevrolet Captiva diesel engine oil leak. Image source: Chevrolet Owners Club

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Indeed, the manual stated engine oil change every 10 thousand kilometers. However, for the climate in Indonesia, you should change the engine oil on the Chevrolet Captiva diesel every 5 thousand kilometers. This is of course to make the machine more secure.

“It is better to change the engine oil every 5 thousand kilometers or every 6 months, whichever comes first. In addition, the owner of this car must also be diligent in checking the oil volume, if there is not enough oil, you can add more oil, “said one expert.

“The cost of overhauling the engine if it is damaged is in the range of IDR 15 million. However, if the damage is severe, the repair costs could almost touch the range of IDR 45 million,” he added.

4. Rubber Suspension is Easy to Wear

The name is a used car and it is more than 8 years old. Of course, in this part of the Chevrolet Captiva diesel, we must also pay attention to the condition of the worn rubbers.

5 Main Problems of the Chevrolet Captiva Diesel
Rubber suspensions on Captiva Diesel.

“We also have to pay attention to the rubber parts on the suspension and also the engine. Some of them are engine mounting and suspension bushings. The rear shock absorber is a special case for the Captiva because of the self-leveling feature which is usually a problem when the vehicle’s kilometers are getting high,” explained an expert.

In addition, also pay attention to the rubber bushings, ball joints, tierod, and arm bushings, and the suspension rubbers.

5. Common Rail Injector Problem

5 Main Problems of the Chevrolet Captiva Diesel
Nozzle Captiva Diesel.

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The last Chevrolet Captiva problem is with the common rail injector. The common cause is that car owners fill their fuel with bio-diesel, aka subsidized diesel.

“The engine already uses common rail technology. so if you want to fill in diesel at least Dexlite, so that engine performance is optimal. Even so, if the damage is not severe, these components can be cleaned, repaired, and recalibrated at a cost of IDR 400 thousand,” he concluded.

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  3. Mackson Reply

    I am surprised that you did not mention the Turbo issues. The Turbo seems to be the first to give problems. I had 3 people already having the same problem. The main culprit is the Captiva Diesel 2.2, I am driving one that I bought brand new in 2016 and it has only 87 000 KM on the clock. Now it has lost all power and it emits a heavy smoke when I try to accelerate. My issue is, do I replace the boost pipe only or the whole Turbo?

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