Geo Tracker Recalls

Here is a list of recalls affecting the Geo Tracker. Click the link after each notice for more information:

1989-1991 Geo Tracker:

Date Announced: MAY 24, 1995

Vehicles Affected: 466,902

Recall # 95V103007

Summary: The front safety belt buckle release buttons can break. These red plastic release buttons are marked “press.” If a button breaks, pieces can fall into the buckle assembly causing the buckle to operate improperly.

Consequence: The safety belts would not provide adequate protection to an occupant in a vehicle crash.

Actions: Owners should promptly check the condition and operation of both front safety belt buckles and carefully inspect the red release button for any breaks or cracks. They should ensure that both buckles are operating properly by inserting each latch plate into its buckle, tugging on the belt to make sure the latch is securely locked, and then pressing the release button. The latch plate should pop out of the buckle when the button is pressed. If either release button shows a sign of breaking or cracking or if either buckle fails to operate properly, owners should promptly contact their authorized dealer to schedule an appointment to have the buckle replaced or repaired, free of charge. The manufacturer is developing a remedy designed to prevent failure of the buttons that are not currently broken. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the NHTSA page concerning recall #95V103007 »

1993-1994 Geo Tracker:

Date Announced: APRIL 16, 1994

Vehicles Affected: 34,172

Recall # 94V073001

Summary: The right rear and left axle shaft housing tubes were incorrectly welded and can fracture. Fracture of the rear axle shaft housing can result in separation of the affected wheel assembly and separation of the brake line.

Consequence: Separation of the wheel assembly can cause loss of vehicle control and separation of the brake line results in loss of one-half of the braking system, increasing stopping distance. In either case, an accident can occur.

Actions: Dealers will inspect the welds of the rear axle assemblies on involved vehicles and, if necessary, replace the complete rear axle assembly. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the NHTSA page concerning recall #94V073001 »

1994 Geo Tracker:

Date Announced: JULY 01, 1996

Vehicles Affected: 965

Recall # 96V118000

Summary: The steering wheel center hub to spoke weld can fracture.

Consequence: This condition will allow the steering wheel to separate from the steering column increasing the risk of a vehicle accident.

Actions: Dealers will inspect the steering wheel for the suspect steering wheel lot date code and replace any found to have this suspect date. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the NHTSA page concerning recall #96V118000 »

1994 Geo Tracker:

Date Announced: JANUARY 21, 1994

Vehicles Affected: 2,502

Recall # 94V016000

Summary: These vehicles were assembled with a lower steering shaft that can separate due to a mislocated weld.

Consequence: If the separation occurred while the vehicle was in motion, a loss of steering control can result and an accident can occur without prior warning.

Actions: Dealers will inspect the steering shaft and replace it if necessary. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the NHTSA page concerning recall #94V016000 »