GM Truck Club
Founded in 2004 ~ We're the #1 Chevy Truck & SUV Forum.
Silverado & Sierra | Tahoe & Yukon | Suburban & Yukon XL | SUV & CROSSOVER
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1

    Default CALLING ALL CAPTIVA'S! Check your ECU's!

    Just want to put a PSA (Public Service Announcement) out there for all Captiva's.

    As you may have heard that I had a transmission shifting issues with my Captiva LT V6.

    Under closer inspection, The dealership discovered that AVIS rental cars had put some kind of tune or something on my ECU.

    After paying $118 or so to get my ECU Re-Mapped, everything has been peachy. So I definitely encourage all of you to get your ECU's checked out.

    2012 Chevy Captiva Sport LT V6 (The Spanish Prison)


    Cobra 19 Ultra II CB and some generic CB antenna.
    55W 10000K HID High Beams (just to remind the wonderful citizens of Hampton that their High Beams are on)

    Upcoming mods:

    [_] Exhaust [_]Subwoofers [_]More HID's [_]LED's [_]MORE LIGHTS!!! [_]Carr Light Bar w/ 3 or 4 in round off-road lights. [_]Black out Badges [_]Black out exhaust tips [_]Black out imitation skid plates on front and rear [_]Hopefully find a way to keep fogs, low beams, and high beams on at the same time


  2. #2


    I take it your vehicle was a previous rental unit?
    If I remember correctly you brought the vehicle to a dealer before for issues, they didnt hook it up and read the computer? A scan shouldve warned them there were changes made, and a little curiosity and dilligence wouldve led them to suspect they needed to check check the ecu program.
    Dont mark me on this but it sounds like the lazy tech strikes again.

  3. #3


    Yeah. They should have probably caught that and flashed it back to factory.

    10 Chevy Traverse LT AWD
    02 Chevy Trailblazer LS (110K+ miles - loaded except for 4WD - WRECKED!)
    99 Chevy Cavalier LS (105K+ miles - commuter car)
    78 Chevy Suburban Silverado (454, 3/4 ton)
    62 GMC 3/4 ton Pickup (350 police interceptor)

    Remember: Search Before Posting | Fill out Your Profile & Signature
    * I've been saying for years that I was going to change my username, and I finally did.

  4. #4


    The only thing I had brought it to the dealership for before the transmission issues was to get the front license plate bracket put on.

    And it was a previous rental car. Even still had the GPS tracker in it.

  5. #5


    Just another reason to take a pre-owned vehicle to a trusted mechanic for a thorough inspection.
    Clint (TX) 2001 Silverado LS 4.8L auto 2wd ECSB [GARAGE]
    Gasoline or gunpowder: If you ain't burning one, you ain't having fun!
    NRA Endowment Member 5 24 48 88 - Hendrick Motorsports FTW!

  6. Likes Camaro69car liked this post
  7. #6



Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts