10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,422 miles

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problem #79

Nov 161999

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Took vehicle to a neighbor who is mechanic, and told her that the part that broke was a bolt that was part of the engine mount.

- Westfield, MA, USA

problem #78

Nov 101999

Neon

  • miles
While driving on the highway turned off a side road heard a loud noise. Got out of vehicle and checked the tires and the tires were fine. Got the vehicle home. Contacted the dealer. Dealer stated vehicle was not under warranty. Took it to a neighbor who is a mechanic, and told consumer that the part that broke was an engine mount bolt.

- Westfield, MA, USA

problem #77

Nov 101999

Neon

  • miles
While drivning on the highway, turned off on side road and heard a loud noise, vehicle started to vibrate. Got out of vehicle to check tires, and tires were fine.

- Westfield, MA, USA

problem #76

Nov 161999

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Engine head gasket cracked, causing oil to leak onto the engine block. Dealer has been notified.

- Anadalusia, PA, USA

problem #75

Oct 291999

(reported on)

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Leaking head gasket is a safety concern to the driver.

- Altamont, NY, USA

problem #74

Oct 291999

(reported on)

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Leaking head gasket is a safety concern to the driver.

- Altamont, NY, USA

problem #73

Oct 291999

(reported on)

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Leaking head gasket is a safety concern to the driver.

- Altamont, NY, USA

problem #72

Oct 081999

Neon

  • miles
Head gasket and valve cover leak at 40K miles; several mechanics claim this is a common problem for Neons due to defective parts. Why hasn't there been a recall" why must the consumer pay for manufactuer defects"

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #71

Oct 271999

(reported on)

Neon 4WD

  • miles
Had car less than year, found out week after gas gauge doesnt work, head gasket leak which means there is a massive oil leak breaks have been replaced twice within a years time its terrible on gas milage

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #70

Apr 011999

Neon

  • miles
Head gasket failed after I owned the car 1 year, why hasn't Chrysler issued a recall for this problem - I have been told repeatedly that this is a very common problem and I am discovering this on the NHTSA site as well!

- Troy, MI, USA

problem #69

Oct 151999

Neon

  • miles
Original head gasket failed at 27843 miles and was replaced on warranty. Gasket number 2 failed at 38,000 miles, now on gasket number 3. I have never owned a vehicle that required yearly head gasket maintenance! paid $600 dollars for repair, dealer says that it is now warranted for 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. Is this problem under investigation? keep me posted!

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #68

Oct 051999

Neon

  • miles
On Sep 97 engine head gasket was replace. Under warranty; Oct 99, engine head gasket needs to be replaced again. Asking NHTSA to look into this matter.

- Laurel, MD, USA

problem #67

Jul 011999

Neon

  • miles
Excessive tire wear in the front....head gasket blown and leaking oil badly...excessive gas consumption, (180 miles to a 12 gallon tank) dashboard cluster (all guages including, speedodmeter, odometer, and fuel and temp guages) does not work at all now...was shorting out and coming on from time to time but does not work at all now....( dot number: Tire size: P165/80R13 )

- Angleton, TX, USA

problem #66

Oct 141999

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Vehicle parked in garage. Had noticed engine oil leak. Took to mechanic. Was informed head gaskets had blown out. Needed to contact dealer for repairs. Had no warning regarding head gaskets.

- Sykesville, MD, USA

problem #65

Oct 041999

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Head gaskets have prematurally blown. Out. Dealer and manufacturer have been notified.

- Hollister, CA, USA

problem #64

Dec 211998

Neon

  • miles
I had the head gasket oil leak repaired at an independent mechanic's shop (a certified mechanic) after the several dealers were booked solid. I couldn't wait to have the repair done two weeks later. Now, only a year after the repair was done, the same repair needs done again. From what several dealers have told me, many Neons develop this head gasket leak and need repair. My car was only two and 1/2 years old when the head gasket went. I don't understand why Chrysler has not recalled the cars to have it fixed. It has been very costly to me. I again have to have the repair done next Wednesday.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #63

Sep 131999

Neon

  • miles
Within a one week period engine head gasket was replaced twice because of leakage. The problem has been reported to the dealer. Engine head gasket has been replaced at owner's expense.

- Visalia, CA, USA

problem #62

Feb 061999

Neon

  • miles
Would like to know why this head gasket problem has not prompted a recall. I put 3-4 qts of oil in a week. Can not afford to get ot fixed now. Shouldn't have to after 27,000 mls. I'll never buy Dodge again.

- Wickliffe, OH, USA

problem #61

Jul 211999

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle overheated. Vehicle had to be towed to the dealership, where the engine head gasket was found blown. Vehicle was repaired under warranty.

- La Mirada, CA, USA

problem #60

Aug 151999

Neon

  • miles
Replaced head gasket every 6 mos., as common problem on Neon's and at $600 a service could this be intentional negligence?

- Hartselle, AL, USA

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