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1997 Geo Prizm Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1997 Geo Prizm

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 1997 Geo Prizm is between $236 and $288 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

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1997 Geo Prizm
scores in the least expensive range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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$262
Annual Repair Cost
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If the engine will not crank over, the most common problem is the starter. These will tend to go out at about 100,00-125,000 miles. Sometimes it is only the starter solenoid, but often the comple...
The EGR System tends to get restricted or blocked with carbon after 100,000- 125,000 miles which will cause an emissions test failure for NOX. If the EGR system is equipped with an EGR temperat...
The engine mount on the passenger side of the car can wear out on cars with high mileage. This will put extra stress on the other mounts and the faulty mount will need to be replaced.
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Geo Prizm with 122000 miles. Alternator was faulty making loud noise and a burning plastic smell....
IF THE AIR BAG COMPUTER IN A SUBJECT VEHICLE EXPERIENCES A MECHANICAL SHOCK (I.E., RAPIDLY MOVI...
Overall (6 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Brakes
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Engine
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
June 26, 2015
1997 Geo Prizm
My baby just died.
March 04, 2014
1997 Geo Prizm
I love my Prizm! Unfortunately, some Bozo hit me, and it has been declared a total loss, so it is going for scrap. So sad to see her go. She had over 230,000 miles on her and was in great shape. Th...
November 04, 2012
1997 Geo Prizm
All I can say is that I have 271,000 miles on it. And, it is still in excellent driving condiditon. I count my blessings. The only things I have replaced: clutch about 250,000 miles; radiator - not...