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Chevrolet Captiva Service & Repair Manual: Rear Bumper


1. Disconnect battery ground.
2. Disconnect connector of rear object sensor, if equipped.
3. Remove bolts on rear wheelhouse liner, Fig. 1.
4. Remove rear lower fascia retainers, Fig. 2.
5. Remove tail lamps.
6. Remove upper fascia screws and retainers, Fig. 3.
7. Remove rear bumper fascia from rear quarter panel by pulling side of fascia outward, Fig. 4.
8. Remove rear bumper fascia from vehicle.


Reverse procedure to install.

Fig. 1 Rear wheelhouse liner bolt removal

Fig. 2 Rear bumper lower retainer removal

Fig. 3 Upper screws & retainers removal

Fig. 4 Rear bumper removal

Chevrolet Captiva's First generation rear bumper is an integral part of the vehicle's design, providing protection and aesthetic appeal to the rear end. Made from durable materials like plastic or composite materials, the rear bumper is designed to absorb and disperse impact energy during low-speed collisions, safeguarding the vehicle's body and rear components.

Many Chevrolet Captiva models come equipped with rear bumpers that integrate with safety features such as parking sensors or a rearview camera. These features enhance the driver's visibility and maneuverability, especially when reversing in tight spaces, contributing to overall safety and convenience.

Routine maintenance of the rear bumper involves regular cleaning and inspection to remove dirt, debris, and signs of wear. If the bumper sustains damage, either from an accident or general wear and tear, prompt repair or replacement is necessary to restore its functionality and appearance.

For owners interested in customization or upgrading their Captiva's rear bumper, there are aftermarket options available. These aftermarket bumpers may offer enhanced protection, different styling elements, or additional features like integrated tow hooks or exhaust outlets, allowing owners to personalize their vehicle's look and functionality.

When replacing the rear bumper, ensuring compatibility with the specific model year and trim level of the Chevrolet Captiva is crucial. Professional installation is recommended to guarantee proper fitment and functionality of the new bumper, maintaining the vehicle's safety and aesthetics.

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