12 Captiva 2.4 issues

Discussion in 'Chevy Captiva Sport Forum (Saturn Vue)' started by Krull, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. Krull

    Krull New Member

    Wow, good news that a ECU reprogram fixed your idle! I hope I can be that lucky. I had too big of a list of problems for a Friday, so the dealer rescheduled me to December 2nd. They want to keep the Captiva for a few days. Will post how it all turned out after I get it back.
  2. Camaro69car

    Camaro69car Member 2 Years 100 Posts

    Awesome. Ha you have your appointment on the same day I get my endoscopy for my stomach ulcer. (going to see if I can get a copy of the video) lol.

    Are they going to give you a loaner while they have it?
  3. Krull

    Krull New Member

    Hope the procedure goes ok! Yes, they will give me a loaner, probably a GMC Terrain like last time.
  4. Camaro69car

    Camaro69car Member 2 Years 100 Posts

    let me know how it works out
  5. Krull

    Krull New Member

    Well, I could not drop my car off at the dealer despite having appointments and driving 88 miles to different dealerships and 3 attempts. They refused each time. McDonald GMC Cadillac in Saginaw, MI and McDonald Chevrolet in Millington, MI. I have been waiting since Nov.22 to take my car in. The GMC Cadillac dealership refuses to look at it and says it must go to a Chevrolet dealership, they called up their Millington dealership and told them I was coming over. I drove 30 miles to get there and they didn't know who I was or that I was coming. No loaners, no help, so I drove home. Was great waking up early this morning, driving around for a hour for no reason. (I work 2nd shift, lost 3-4 hours of sleep today).

    I called their service department, asked for help telling them the run around I got, they said they would call me back, no calls from either of the service people. I drove by the Mcdonald GMC Cadillac again on my way to work hoping they would just take it and give me a loaner but they refused to help me again. Its a little confusing because they have serviced the car in the past. Now I have to wait till December 10th to take it way out of the way to Millington again, where they no doubt will stamp all my problems as could not duplicate.

    The idle on mine is getting very bad, at night the headlights dim down and brighten up with greater frequency as the engine idles on the edge of death, rattling, jarring the cabin as it misfires. I must look like a lunatic at night time with my headlights flashing every 3-5 seconds. And in the day time I have to hold the brakes extra hard because the engine tries to die an surges every few seconds so the front end keeps jumping up and down. I bet that looks real cool to other drivers.

    Thinking about just trading it in for a Ford or a Dodge truck, the lack of any service at the dealership despite going there 3 times today with an appointment, and was promised a loaner when I made the appointment on Nov 22nd is about the worst I have ever seen.

    If I post what was wrong the the Captiva in mid December, that means I kept it, if I never post again, I'll be cruising down the highway in a F150 3.5 twin turbo.
  6. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    What's the saying? With Friends like that ...
  7. Camaro69car

    Camaro69car Member 2 Years 100 Posts

    guess you didnt keep it [MENTION=61875]Krull[/MENTION]
  8. hamby9212

    hamby9212 Member

    Krull sorry to hear about your issues. It sounds a lot like my parent 2010 Equinox.... needless to say its gone (hopefully crushed) it sucks when they will not stand behind a product. I hope you can get the issue sorted out and fixed! worst issue i have experienced is my USB doesn't work lol. of course im only at 32,000 miles.
  9. hamby9212

    hamby9212 Member

    I'd also like to point out that the Captiva Sport does not share any engines or transmissions with the Vue. If you look it up the Vue mainly comes from European Opel Antara and it's parts sources. Pretty much a Vue shell and Equinox guts.
  10. hamby9212

    hamby9212 Member

    So, I have been experiencing super delayed shifts now with my Captiva in both normal and eco mode. Car will hit the point where it needs to shift then holds the gear for about 30 sec. Occurs at different times and different situations. I have also been experiencing coarse shifts occasionally. Anyone else experiencing this?

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