14th Mar 2001, 17:18
I have had the same problem with my Metro too!! The window constantly goes off track. I am constantly taking it to a dealer to get fixed without being charged, and I wind up with the same problems. I hate that the window is like that, because it is generally a good car.
11th Apr 2001, 16:18
Apparently, this is a long-time bug Geo/Suzuki/Chevy or whoever have never fixed. I have a 91 Metro convertible and a 94 Metro hatchback and BOTH have a problem with the driver's side window popping off the track. A real pain. Otherwise, I love them both.
26th Apr 2001, 15:32
I've owned my Geo since August of 1999, and it has been a good car. Driving an average of 110 miles per day and with soaring gas prices, you really cannot beat the gas mileage.
The only problems I have experienced have to do with the driver's side window coming out of its track and also the heating/air conditioning fan switch has broken at least twice. The dealer did repair these problems at no cost to me.
13th May 2001, 20:17
13th May 2001, 21:14. I have had the same problem with my Metro too!! The window constantly goes off track.
Also never could use the outside air vent. Pulls fumes into the car.
7th Jul 2001, 11:18
I have had the same problem with my Geo Metro LSI sedan, except it was both the driver side and passenger side. And both inside door handles have broke, where we can't get out of the car without rolling down the windows to reach the outside door handles or have someone come around to open the door for us.
20th Sep 2001, 12:31
Jesus! My window has the same exact problem! Does anyone know what the deal is with that? Luckily for me I hit a deer with my 95 Metro Sedan and the deer smashed into the driver's side door so it had to be replaced. When I got it back I had a new door and a new window. It worked great. The only problem is, the more I use the window, I can tell it's getting tougher to roll up and down as time goes on.
6th Dec 2001, 20:03
I haven't had that problem yet, I hope I never have it though MY GEO IS A GREAT CAR, could use a little more power though.
10th Feb 2002, 01:44
I have a 97 metro and it has begun to die out on me after being ran about 20 minutes. None of the auto repair places have been able to figure it out.
21st Jul 2002, 20:55
I am an 18 year old with a 97 Geo Metro as my 3rd car, however the first of my very own. I've had this car for about 2 months now and the only problem I've had is exactly what everyone else has stated, my driver's side window is off the track also. When I go to wind it down, it gets caught and I have to assist it down. Otherwise I love my new little Geo!!
11th Nov 2002, 16:48
We just got our 2nd 1994 Geo Metro. The drivers' side window also jumps the track. I took the door apart and discovered a little nylon wheel that was cracked, split in two. Today I spent 12 man-hours trying to locate a replacement nylon roller, both locally and on-line, without success. I think I'm going to crank up the CAD program, measure the good remaining roller, and see about having someone fabricate a replacement. It looks like a lot of you could use a source of them.
I think if I get desperate enough to reverse engineer it and have some rollers made, I'll have the old one analyzed and find a tougher plastic to make new ones from, maybe a glass-filled urethane.
25th Dec 2002, 23:03
I too have had the same problem with my 1994 Geo metro. The side windows would tilt forward and the front would go down causing the window to bind up. I figured out a cheap way ($10 or less) to repair this annoying problem and it makes them work like new again. It takes about 1 hour per door the only tools you will need is a drill, hacksaw and the tools to get the door panel off. You can email me for more info at JOHNDEERETECH@JUNO.COM.
26th Nov 2003, 21:23
I just bought a used 1994 Geo Metro today, and it too has a drivers side window problem. The person who sold it to me made sure I knew about it, but it is strange to know that this is a common problem. I fixed this problem in other makes and models of vehicles before, and it usually just involves removing the door panel and putting the rollers back on the track, hopefully that will work. I will find out soon.
16th Dec 2003, 01:39
I have a 98 GEO Metro and the side door window fell off track. Can anyone explain the correct process instructions to fix this problem? I will have to do the fix myself due to the cost.
31st Mar 2004, 18:29
I just would like to say I have had a 1996 Geo Metro. It lasted till about 2002. In the last six months. The engine blew a seal and the rear bearings had to be replaced several times. The driver door window never came off track. It was a manual window if that makes any difference. The only on going problems were that the A/C leaked and had to be recharged every summer. It would be still running and on the road if I had the bearings replaced once again and had the engine rebuilt. Also, the pipes in the exhaust system needed replacement due to rust. The car had little rust and did great on gas mileage.
29th Dec 2007, 09:16
I have a 1992 Geo and now a 1997 Firefly. I love them both. I drove the 92 from Canada to Disneyland without any trouble. I love that these cars are reliable and cheap on gas. I've had the same window problem everyone is talking about for my 92, but my 97 seems just fine. But my 97's headlight control switch needs to be replaced because the low beams won't work. Very annoying, and the manufacturer's cost to replace it is over $1000. I'm sure I can find a cheaper after-market one.
When it comes down to it, I do prefer my 92 over my 97. It is roomier and feels right. It has nearly 300,000 km, but it had a rebuilt engine when I bought it and has never given me any trouble. The rear windows also can be opened, which the new cars cannot. But the 97 looks newer, and runs smoothly, too. I love them both!