really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,108 miles

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problem #8

Jun 201999


  • miles
Head gasket warped diagnosed at dealer when was having another repair, wiring harness short caused smoke to fill car while driving had it towed to dealer.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #7

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 #6

Jan 302000


  • miles
While driving 55-60 mph vehicle began losing power rapidly. Driver was able to exit off the freeway safely. Vehicle was towed to a bodyshop, where the harness was found to be laying on the top of exhaust tube, which melted the wires and shorted out vehicle. Vehicle has not been repaired. Vehicle not included in recall 96V026000 Chrysler/elect. Wring: Harness: Front underhood. Due to VIN.

- Alief, TX, USA

problem #5

May 091998


  • miles
No summary listed for this vehicle.

- Iselin, NJ, USA

problem #4

Aug 071997


  • miles
Transmission rebuilt by amoco said almost all parts were "chewed up" now 1 yr later slips going into 1st and has no reverse the head has been replaced 2 times and has gone again sppedometer stays on 0

- Bloomingburg, NY, USA

problem #3

Dec 111998


  • miles
Recall 96V026000/626; experiencing same wire harness problems. Vehicle engine problems on 11-Nov-98. Also wire harness problems. Second incident consumer was involved in. Dealer cannot remedy the problem. Provide further information.

- Stanton Island, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 011998


  • miles
Recall 96V026000/626. Experiencing same wire harness problems. Consumer was driving and smelled smoke coming out of the grill and the inside of the vehicle. Flames occurred, vehicle caught fire. Fire department called. Vehicle was totalled. Dealer contacted because they were servicing vehicle at the time. Problem was never remedied after dealer had car three times. Provide further information.

- Stanton Island, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 121997


  • miles
When driving at 50 mph the engine check light came on and the cosnumer lost power and the vehilce will died out and then cme back on. Also, whenever the radio or the A/C was on the vehicle will shut down.

- Floristant, MO, USA