Geo Electrical System Ignition Module


View 46 Electrical System Ignition Module Safety Reports

Geo Metro 1991
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
Jan 13, 1992
Location:
Parowan, UT

computer malfunctioned. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2C1MR6467M6. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Geo Metro 1989
General Motors Corp.
Location:
Port Orford, OR

computer box may cause vehicle to stall/stop with no warning. problem reoccurs intermittently. please describe details. tt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Geo Storm 1993
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
Aug 26, 1996
Location:
Lewisville, TX

while driving at any speed, have complete loss of power. *ak

Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Geo Prizm 1995
General Motors Corp.
Location:
Allentown, PA

transmission interlock system failed; also anti-lock brake solenoid switch and rear axle replaced/electronic control module replaced. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1Y1SK5283SZ. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Geo PRIZM 1995 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Geo PRIZM 1995 Electrical System Ignition Module Transmission Type: AUTO.

Geo Tracker 1991
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
May 09, 1997
Location:
Panama City, FL

while driving the vehicle about 10-15 mph changing lanes the vehicle just stopped without warning. vehicle was towed to a repair shop, waiting for a ecm computer replacement. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2CNBJ18U4M6. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Geo Tracker 1998
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
Apr 24, 1998
Location:
Okemos, MI

engine check light has repeatedly come on. twice because of gas tank cap failure, and three times because of a pcm/vcm module failure. the module has now been replaced three times. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2CNBJ1869W6. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 01, 1998. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Geo TRACKER 1998 Drive type:4WD. Fuel type: gas.

Geo Storm 1991
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
June 18, 1999
Location:
Orlando, FL

due to a defective computer problem, vehicle when coming to a stop, will idle high in rpms, causing vehicle to lunge forward which may result a crash. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):J81RT2355M7. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Geo Storm 1991
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
June 23, 1999
Location:
Orlando, FL

the problem i have been experiencing with my 1991 geo storm gsi, is everytime i'm at a red-light or stop sign with the car at a complete stop, my idle will shoot up from the normal 800-900 rpms, to 2,000-3,000 rpms. this is very dangerous on a automatic transmission equipped storm, since you have to firmly press on the brake pedal very hard to prevent the car from lurking forward and hitting a car in front of you, or injuring or even killing a walking pedestrian that happens to be crossing the street. it is also a hazard for manual transmission cars because engaging the engine at 2,000-3,000 rpm will result in violent forward motion. example: you are pulled up to a stoplight and your foot accidentally slips off the clutch pedal. if your car is idling correctly at 800 rpm, the car moves a foot forward and the engine dies, but if the vehicle is idiling at 2,000-3,000 rpms, the vehicle will lauch forward like a rocket. scenario two, the engine is hovering at 2,000 rpm, uncontrollably, and your foot slips off the clutch pedal. your car bolts forward running over the pedestrian who happened to be crossing in the crosswalk. this is a problem that many geo storm owners have, but have had no luck in trying to solve the problem with general motors. the problem, from what a specialized mechanic told me, could be the ecm otherwise known as the "engine control module" which is the engine computer. any help is greatly appreciated, as we very much need it at this time for our safety, and the safety of others. thanks, eduardo zaballa. *ak( dot number: tire size: p205/50/15 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):J81RT2355M7. Vehicle was purchased on May 01, 1999. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Geo STORM 1991 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Geo STORM 1991 Electrical System Ignition Module Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Geo Storm 1990
General Motors Corp.
Location:
Williamstown, NJ

ecm failure began slightly after i purchased the car with 80000 miles on it. engine would run, then shut down for no apparent reason, which could be a severe hazard. mechanic identified problem, and dealership reported they had seen many storms with the same problem. since then i have spoken to 20 or 30 other storm owners whos cars developed simialr problems after 3 years or 80000 miles depending on how car was driven. would also like to recieve further correspondance on ability to have car recalled on such premises. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):J81RF2363L7. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 01, 1998. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Geo STORM 1990 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Geo Storm 1993
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
Sept 25, 1999
Location:
Ft Irwin, CA

the ecu keeps malfuncioning in warm weather as as the car gets warm from long drives. the car will not start and has shut off while driving down the highway. we were very lucky our steering wheel lock did not lock as we steered off the road and to a stop. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):J81RF2361P7. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 01, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Geo STORM 1993 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph.

Geo Tracker 1999
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
Sept 01, 1999
Location:
Greenville, OH

intermittently while driving vehicle stalls unexpectedly which almost caused a crash. manufacturer stated that they needed to reprogram the computer and modify a chip. but manufacturer has no solution for this problem. vehicle is still stalling. please provide further information. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2CNBJ18C0X6. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Geo Storm 1992
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
Feb 14, 1999
Location:
Milton, FL

ecu recalibration needed; new iac/ idle air control valve needed

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):J81RF236XN7. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 1996. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Geo STORM 1992 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: diesel. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Geo Storm 1991
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
Dec 11, 1999
Location:
Wells, ME

the first ecu went when i was sitting in my driveway the rpms were erratic i got it fixed, ordered a new ecu cost me $950. it lasted no more than 3 months and the same problem developed on the new one. i do not want to keep spending almost $1000 every three months. i also don't want to sell the car and have the new owner have the same problems. i have contacted isuzu, and gm. isuzu said "they do not make cars can't help you" gm said almost the same thing "thats common" but yet they have switched to a new method of making ecu's/ecm's.. please look into this. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):J81RT2352M7. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 01, 1998. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Geo STORM 1991 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph.

Geo Storm 1990
General Motors Corp.
Location:
Andrews Afb, MD

ac delco used a insulative spray on the circuit boards in these ecus/computers which shrinks over time when exposed to warm and cool temperature conditions, such as the normal conditions that an automobile is subjected to. the shrinking insulative spray contracts and pulls the electronic components from the circuit board, breaking solder connections and causing shorts. the symptoms of this fault are most notably erratic idle, idle revving and dropping, idle dipping often with engine dying, idle hanging high above 2,000 rpm, and engine dying or stalling for no reason with no trouble codes. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):J81RF2363L7. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 01, 1993. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Geo STORM 1990 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Geo Storm 1990
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
Sept 20, 1998
Location:
Annapolis, MD

problem with the ecu is a gmc manufacturing defect. dealer will not replace ecu. ecu has problem with board laminate expanding and contracting with temperature change which causes damage to the circuit board and chip connections. should be recalled and replaced by gm free of charge for all geo storms. exhaust header is made of iron and rusts immediately after installation. a few years afterwards, exhaust header will crack and must be replaced at owner's cost. this part should be replaced by dealer with same part, free of charge, every time it breaks, or replaced with a component that will not rust and crack. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):J81RF2362L7. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 01, 1996. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Geo STORM 1990 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph.

Geo Storm 1991
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
Apr 25, 2000
Location:
Tribes Hill, NY

the problem is that between 1985 and 1995, ac delco used a insulative spray on the circuit boards in these ecus/computers which shrinks over time when exposed to warm and cool temperature conditions, such as the normal conditions that an automobile is subjected to. the shrinking insulative spray contracts and pulls the electronic components from the circuit board, breaking solder connections and causing shorts. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):J81RF4367M7. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 01, 1998. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Geo STORM 1991 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Geo Storm 1993
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
Mar 12, 2000
Location:
Orlando, FL

idle bounces at 2000rpm. tps and iac already checked. symptoms appear to be caused by faulty ecu as described in detail at the following url: http://www.isuzuperformance.com/isuzuweb/recall.html

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):J81RF2360P7. Vehicle was purchased on May 01, 1999. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Geo STORM 1993 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph.

Geo Storm 1993
General Motors Corp.
Location:
Yuma, AZ

hi, my name is justin and i own a1993 geo storm. i read on your site that they were going to recall my car becuase of bad insilation spray on the ecu or ecm chip. my car idles below 1000 rpm and shakes like it is going to stall. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):J81RF2364P7. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Geo STORM 1993 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Geo Storm 1992
General Motors Corp.
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 1998
Location:
Manakin-sabot, VA

the manufacturer has been notified by other owners of the same vechicle but fail to do anything about it. i have replaced every sensor on my vechicle without any succes until i found out the problem was the ecu by looking it up on the web. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):J81RF2362N7. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 1992. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Geo STORM 1992 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Geo Storm 1991
General Motors Corp.
Location:
Jacksonville, FL

faulty ecm causes erratic idle speeds. after starting, engine rpms drop and engine may stall within 30 seconds every time engine is started. while stopped at lights or idling, engine will often stall out. engine will also often rev to over 2,000 rpms. this has caused vehicle to strike the rear of another vehicle at a stop. this problem reportedly occurs due to malfunction in ecu due to shrinkage of the insulation used on it.

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):J81RF2367M7. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 01, 1994. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Geo STORM 1991 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.



footer