More than 5000 Holden Captiva SUVs have been recalled to fix a fault that, if ignored, risks major engine repairs. The vehicle is the CG Captiva and its 2.0-litre diesel engine, produced between December 2006 and February 2008. It is the fourth recall this year for the CG Captiva. Holden says rocker arm bearings might fail if engine oil isn’t changed regularly. Prolonged exposure to degraded oil, it says, can cause a loss of engine power or stalling. Reports say wider engine damage includes the cylinder head having to be replaced. “The customer may not be aware of the oil condition due to the absence of oil life monitoring in the Australian (and New Zealand) market.” Holden is writing to all owners of diesel Captivas in the Vehicle
Identification Number (VIN) range KL3CD26RJ7B052819 to KL3CD26RJ8H308370, asking them to get in touch with their Holden dealership.