5.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 miles

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problem #6

Oct 012010

Neon

  • 17,000 miles
The contact owns a 1996 Dodge Neon. The contact stated that all braking function was lost while driving at an unknown speed. She stated that in order to stop the vehicle she had to engage the emergency brake. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop who diagnosed that the rotors, brake pads, shoes, rear brake drums, and two rear flex lines needed to be replaced. In addition, she stated that the vehicle stalled sporadically and without warning. She took the vehicle back to the local repair shop who diagnosed that the crankshaft sensor, wiring harness, speed sensor, coil, valve cover gaskets and timing belt all needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 17,000 and the current mileage was 32,000.

- Salem , MA, USA

problem #5

Sep 212005

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
I have had ongoing problems with my 1996 Dodge Neon sport, it has been inoperable for the last year or so, due to electrical problems and stalling which I believe stem from the wiring harness. I have had the brakes replaced a few times, the A/C replaced, fuel injection acts up and the fuel gauge fluctuates, my transmission has started slipping, power steering and exhaust are leaking, numerous oil leaks, rear lights/ brake lights have not worked in over a year, driverside window broke along the extending arm inside of the door frame, trunk release is broken and my cruise control is broken! for the last 4months my car has been sitting at atlanta Dodge llc! just after leaving it with their service department, I received a call saying I needed a new battery and until it was replaced for $180 they could not do a diagnostic check for any other problems!! the battery was not even a year old and worked fine when I left the car at the dealership!! but in hopes of any decent service I bought another battery from advanced auto parts $40 and took it in myself. During this visit I reminded them that my make and model car was under a recall, they informed me that it was not!! I gave them the NHTSA recall documentation and was told that it didn't apply to my car, only to the Neons from the plant in New Mexico!! just after thanksgiving I decided to call them to find out what has been going on. I spoke with brian the cs rep. And he informed me that the mechanics could not figure out what was wrong with my car and refused to research any further unless I agreed to spend no less than $250 towards the repairs!! it's not a coincidence that the same parts are in need of repairs as 15,000 other Neons -- regardless of which plant the vehicles were assemblied, the defects lie in the placement and/or manufacturing of the faulty parts and should be covered under any relating recalls! updated 12/1505.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #4

Sep 012002

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles
I had the car for just over a year and I have had the brakes replaced twice and the rotors replaced once. All of this happened within about 9 months. I have had the 2 nd pair of brakes now for about 6 months and they already need changed.

- Brookville, OH, USA

problem #3

Sep 241997

Neon

  • miles
Vehicle has had front end noise and brake failure since its purchase.

- Rapid City, SD, USA

problem #2

Sep 241997

Neon

  • miles
Brakes continue to lock up without warning.

- Rapid City, SD, USA

problem #1

Sep 241997

Neon

  • miles
Brakes continue to lock up without warning.

- Rapid City, SD, USA