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<DIV =msg>When I first got my ltx had a similar problem with the light repeatedly coming on. They kept replacing the offending sensors shown in the fault codes but the light still kept coming on. In the end they replaced a section of wiring harness, since then its been fine, It ended up being bad connections giving false fault alarms !!!
</TD></TR></T></TABLE>Does this sound familiar KL.
 

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Doesnt it...




Was this your car... As looks as if this is a "build" issue. I paid Chevy £150 to fix a problem that should have been done at their cost if I can prove it was a fault that has been experienced by other cars, and is a result of bad build, rather than normal wear n' tear....
 

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Anyone else had wiring issues, which have manifested themselves in Engine Light issues....


I would be interested in details, so that I can try and build a case and take it to Chevy for compensation, well at least a refund of the cost.



It would explain why my local garage could not find the fault and when I phoned Cheverolet Customer Services they where less than helpful, saying I had to go to a Chevvy dealer. I bet the dealer called their technical services to be told to check for a "known to them" wiring fault.



Would also explain why the dealer did not want to give me the report I asked for.

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Looks like our Ausie counterparts have a similar issue with the wiring harness....


http://www.caradvice.com.au/5222/2007-holden-captiva-sx-warranty-complaint/



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Well, I may have had a break through with my issues. My Holden dealer has been in contact with Holden tech support who are aware of an issue with the main wiring harness. Apparently there is a chance (more than a chance I would guess judging by the number of problems) of a loose connection between the throttle pedal sensor and the engine management system. Also, there is a good chance of moisture entering the harness around this point as well. The solution, apparently bypass the wiring connector and apply a sealant around the lot. Seems to have worked so far (1 week). Fingers crossed.

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So looks like this is a Captiva design issue.... How do I get Chevy to accept this....



Any more evidence from you guys will be welcome...
 

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KL It was my car, the emission relatedcodes kept coming up, at first they reset them but they came back on, next they replaced some of the sensors but yet again the code numbers came back up. getting a bit fed up I asked If the offending components be replaced, the dealer said they were in contact with chevrolet and they had asked them to change some of the wiring loom in that area as there was problems with the connectors letting moisture in. anyway they changed it and it has been OK since.
 

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Same problem, different place.

I had the ABS fail twice. First time they replaced the right rear sensor and it worked for a week. Second time they replaced the wiring and it has worked fine ever since.

I have a funny feeling there was also a recall notice for the wiring harness. There was something about it getting worn near the engine mountings.
 

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I think it was also said that the tolerances for the wiring stretches are very tight and that, in effect, the wiring was a bit lacking in lenght in parts, particularly where it goes through the bulkhead.
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Thanks guys... Thinking of a way to draft a letter to Chevvy asking to be compensated £150 I had to pay to resolve a problem they are aware of....


Dont think i'll see those 150 beer tokens again somehow...
 

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I think you may be right!!
 
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