fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,810 miles

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problem #4

Feb 102003

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,238 miles
Oil sending unit on 1996 Dodge Neon - flawed part causing severe oil leak, blowing head gasket

- Patchogue, NY, USA

problem #3

Apr 302000

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
This car has had 3 transmissions and now needs another with only 56,200 miles. It has also had a starter, radiator, battery, 7 front right tires(none from nails etc.),2 head gaskets, egr valve, multifunction switch, 2 sets of brakes(which still make noise). Our mechanic has told us that the 96 Neon is a lemon. The brakes are made from a metal that rusts very quickly and the head gaskets are faulty and will continue to have problems. What can I say about the transmission"? is 4 too many for a car with only 50+thousand miles?" help!!!!( dot number: Tire size: 1857014 )

- Paola, KS, USA

problem #2

Apr 291999

(reported on)


  • miles
Car is past warranty. I called the dealer and asked if they would split the $800-$1000 repair bill with me, since I bought the car from them less than two years ago. They refused to do this. My mechanic, jeff solomon, at the mt hope service center in rochester, says "this happens all the time on 1996 Neons"

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 101999


  • miles
The pipes ruptured and oil and water mixed together causing the radiator to collect thick brown mass. Car overheated and temperature gauge to break and a leak of oil out of the broken pipe.

- Oroville, CA, USA