Geo Car Problem Reports

Latest Geo Problem Reports

1993 Geo Metro - 2C1MR6461P6- Turners Falls, MA: December 22nd, 2011
The left front a frame rotted out. I lost control of the steering.

1995 Geo Tracker - 2CNB11864S6- Bennington , VT: September 20th, 2011
Cracking rot and separating where the rear suspension attaches.

1992 Geo Tracker - 2CNBE18U6N6- Columbus, IN: October 16th, 2010
Hood latch mechanism: driving down highway approximately 60mph when the latch came loose, hood flew up. Cause unknown.

1993 Geo Tracker - 2CNB5T8U6P6- Fordville, ND: February 24th, 2010
1993 geo tracker air condition pump was cracked. *bf

1991 Geo Prizm - 1Y1SK5469MZ- Cleveland, OH: September 16th, 2009
1991 geo prism had a tire blow out and she lost control of the vehicle and hit another vehicle, before hitting the median wall. *kb ohio traffic crash report # 10-0738-90.

1994 Geo Tracker - 2CNBJ18U5R6- Washington, DC: December 30th, 2008
The contact owns a 1994 geo tracker purchased in 2004 as a fuel vehicle. While driving at various speeds of less than 30 mph the vehicle began to smoke and stalled. He was misinformed as to which type of fuel to put into the vehicle and was told it was a diesel fuel vehicle. The contact complained that the "conduit of continuum of vehicular propriety. " the dealer stated the carburetor and exhaust system failed and needed repairs at an estimated costs of $700. The failure and current mileages were 238,000.

1995 Geo Tracker - 2CNBJ1862S6- Lancaster, PA: November 12th, 2008
The contact owns a 1995 geo tracker. While driving less than 15 mph, the transmission moved into first gear, but failed to go into second gear. The vehicle stopped moving when attempting to reach second gear. The vehicle would also fail to shift into third gear. The contact must manually shift back into first gear. The failure and current mileages were less than 170,000.

1994 Geo Metro - 2C1MS2467R6- Banister, MI: March 18th, 2008
The contact owns a 1994 geo metro. While driving at an unknown speed, the contact heard a noise when she drove over a bump. The dealer stated that the front driver side tire frame was corroded, and the tire could fall at any moment. The manufacturer was notified; however, they stated that the vehicle was old and the contact would be responsible for the repair. The vehicle will be taken to a body shop for repair. The current and failure mileages were 159,000.

1998 Geo Prizm - 1Y1SK5484WZ- Kilnarnock, VA: November 7th, 2007
The contact owns a 1998 geo prizm. The roof headliner is dry rotted, corroded, and hanging down in the passenger compartment. The door gaskets on each door have cracked, melted, and hardened. The entire exterior of the vehicle has white haze spots, where the primer is coming through the paint. The contact stated that the failures began right after the three year warranty ended on the vehicle. He also stated that there was a safety recall on the black metallic paint. The recall was good for three years and then it was extended to five years. The contact stated that chevrolet gave him the run around until the safety recall extension expired. He was able to get the roof of the vehicle painted under the recall, however, the paint job failed shortly afterwards. The contact has pictures of the vehicle, if needed. The failure mileage and recall number were unknown. The current mileage was 52,000.

1999 Geo Tracker - 2CNBJ13C6X6- Brunswick, OH: June 25th, 2007
The contact owns a 1999 geo tracker. The contact stated that the front suspension cross member is rotted out and corroded from the inside. This type of vehicle was manufactured with front cross members designed and made by suzuki, which rust from the inside out due to insufficient corrosion protection. Nhtsa action # ea06018 was referenced. The current and failure mileages were 69,300.

1995 Geo Metro - 2C1MR226567- Yuba City, CA: February 16th, 2007
- the contact owns a 1995 geo metro with an odometer reading of 108000 miles. The contact stated that had pitting in windshield which caused the windshield to have a glare and visibility problems when the sun shinede on the windshield. The contact did not know how the windshield became pitted. *ak

1991 Geo Tracker - 2CNBE18U0M6- Parma Heights, OH: February 13th, 2006
Dt*: the contact stated the seat belt locks and it must be hit to release. There is a nhtsa recall, # 95v103007, regarding the buckle assembly. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however, it is not included in the recall due to the vin.

2000 Geo Prizm - 1Y1SK5280YZ- Bedford Heights, OH: February 10th, 2006
Dt*: the contact stated after starting the engine, the check engine light illuminated and has been constantly illuminated for the past five years. Although the vehicle was seen by a dealer numerous times for this condition, the service department was unable to determine the source of the illumination. The vehicle displayed no obvious problems.

2000 Geo Metro - 2C1MR2225Y6- Luzerne, PA: November 8th, 2005
Regular driving wheel came off... Rear. *nm

2000 Geo Tracker - 2CNBJ13C9Y6- Fairland, IN: September 6th, 2005
Excessive front crossmember corrosion which led to catastrophic failure of the left front suspension with no warning. The front pickup point for the lower control arm broke free of the crossmember which caused loss of control of the vehicle. The vehicle left the road and entered a ditch. No damage other than the corrosion damage to the suspension mounting points. This happened on a straight, level country road with a speed of approximately 30 mph. Had this happened 5 minutes later i would have been on i-74 traveling approximately 70 mph. In order to repair this i will need to remove the complete suspension on both sides, remove the steering rack, remove the radiator and replace the crossmember with a new part. Part is available, and at this point failed parts are still installed on the vehicle. *jb

1996 Geo Prizm - 1Y1SK5262TZ- Rochester, NY: July 15th, 2005
Three of my doors on my 1996 geo prizm locks have failed, shutting the doors permanently. I have only one door to get in/out of my car. I have spoken to other geo owners and they are experiencing the same problem. I now have to se if i can find a shop to get the doors unlocked so i no longer have to climb over the seat to get in to drive. Heaven help me if i get into an accident.

2000 Geo Metro - 2C1MR5225Y6- Springville, UT: July 8th, 2005
The window defrost blower motor fails to work after starting the car. Also the rear window electric defrost fails. This could lead to impaired visibility during winter or rain conditions when the windshield fogs or ices up. There is an apparent short in the ignition switch causing this. After engaging the starter, the ignition switch fails to return to the proper position for the above accessories to work. The driver must jiggle the key and ignition switch backwards to almost the off position to restore power to the blower motor and rear defrost. Sometimes, while going down the road the defrost blower motor stops when hitting bumps in the road. In addition to this, my wife once smelled and saw smoke coming from the steering column after trying to start the car. After reading about the nhtsa recall of chev. Cavaliers for faulty ignition switches (campaign id #04v036000), i wondered if this is a related safety problem.

2001 Geo Metro - 2C1MR522416- Norfolk, VA: June 16th, 2005
Dt: a 2001, geo, metro. Contact's vehicle was involved in an accident, it was hit in the rear. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy. Vehicle was totaled. *ak

1995 Geo Storm - 3BJHABEE81M- Washington, DC: March 8th, 2005
Driver noticed that the vehicle hesitated and slowed down on its own. Transmission light flashed on then off. Driver pulled over, and the vehicle stalled. Driver was unable to restart the vehicle, and it was towed to a mechanic shop, and mechanic determined that transmission needed to be replaced. *ak

1996 Geo Metro - 2C1MR2292T6- Sarasota, FL: March 8th, 2005
Vehicle was taken to dealer for an alignment, and the mechanic noticed that the air conditioning was leaking fluid onto the front right wheel frame. There was so much liquid that the frame holding the wheel rusted, which could cause the wheel to fall off. *ak