1996 Geo Metro Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Geo Metro

1996 Geo Metro Problems

Warped rotors due to uneven lug nut torque

The brake pedal may pulsate on apply due to warped brake rotors. This condition is commonly caused by uneven lug nut torque. Proper lug nut torque is recommended to try and avoid this concern.

Check Engine Light due to poor fuel quality

Our technicians tell us these vehicles are sensitive to fuel quality. Using fuel of marginal quality can result in illumination of the Check Engine Light with misfire or oxygen sensor fault codes stored.

The ABS light may illuminate

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) light may illuminate, especially in hot or humid weather, due to binding in the ABS motor pack. Our technicians tell us that replacement of the motor pack will be necessary to correct this concern.

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1996 Geo Metro Questions

What would cause the engine to idle rough when stopped? (1 answer)

The steering wheel vibrates when the vehicle idles.

I was driving down the street and the steering wheel was not straight. (1 answer)

The wheel were straight and the steering wheel was not and I came to a stop and a loud pop sound and the car stopped the front left tire was almost broken off. Tow driver said it may be the Front driver side control arm. I car is a bit rusted because it was sitting for two year but moved twice a ...

my car turns over but won't start (1 answer)

I've had the starter checked out & it's good, the car turns over but won't start & sometimes it will finally start & run for about 30-60 seconds & then cut off & it won't start back

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1996 Geo Metro Reviews

I bought my metro with 11 miles off the lot, i am not sitting at 274000+ only repair and maintenance, orginal motor, tranny, clutch, headlight :) ....with ethonal in the fuel i lost about 10 mpg, but still do an average of 40mpg. this is the first and best car i've ever purchased. The only problem i have is with an emissions sensor that i refuse to change because the state i live in doesn't ...

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