10.0

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

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problem #39

Feb 201997

Neon

  • miles
Brakes squeaky from the date of purchase, egr valve was replaced at 39,000 miles. Engine head gasket leaks at only 42,000 miles(est cost of all repairs $800) egr valve already paid for, wanting assistance from Chrysler for head gasket.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #38

Mar 171999

Neon

  • miles
I have had my car in for repair 4 times in 3 yrs. First the spark plugs were bad, had to be replace. Second the wires melted together in my steering wheel column, 4rd the fueld sensor went out in fuel pump had to have the fuel pump replaced. Ask warrenty company what most common problem with the Dodge Neon was they said the head gasket blowing, now I guess it's my turn for that I took to dealer today for oil leak, they said head gasket blown, need to tear down engine to make sure nothing else is bad ( cracked block / head) seems like an awful lot of problems for a car that's not that old and has been maintained, very dissapointed in vehicle

- Georgetown, IN, USA

problem #37

Mar 081999

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Please recall Neons to have the head gaskets fixed.

- Sandy, OR, USA

problem #36

Mar 011999

Neon

  • miles
I have heard that there is a major problem with head gaskets in the Dodge Neons. And that Dodge has redesigned them. What about those of us who are stuck with the bad gaskets? I have talked with every Dodge dealer within a 100 mile radius as well as a few mechanic shops. A couple of them told me that Dodge was thinking about doing a recall on the head gaskets. I want to know why I should have to pay 500-800 dollars for something that Dodge new was going to happen sooner or later. Every dealer I have spoken with has said they have had to replace alot of head gaskets on the Neons. Please advise me if Dodge is going to do a recall or not. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

- Idaho Falls, ID, USA

problem #35

Mar 011999

(reported on)

Neon Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle is leaking oil from engine head gasket which could result in a fire within the engine compartment.

- Webster, MA, USA

problem #34

Apr 041998

Neon

  • miles
Engine head gasket goes out which may cause an accident. Had a 1996 Neon and traded in for 1997 Neon, but has same problem. Please provide further information and VIN#.

- St Peters, MO, USA

problem #33

Oct 301998

Neon

  • miles
We have been told by several mechnics that the head gasket leaking on Dodge Neons is a common problem.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #32

Sep 021998

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Head gasket had to be replaced several times since purchase and needs to be replaced again.

- Cameron, NC, USA

problem #31

Jul 011998

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Cracked engine head gasket.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #30

Feb 121999

(reported on)

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Cam seal is dumping oil onto hot engine, causing a potential fire hazard.

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

problem #29

Feb 101999

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
At 42,000 miles the engine head gasket cracked four times, cause unknown. Dealer cannot identify the problem.

- Marquette, MI, USA

problem #28

Jan 011999

Neon

  • miles
Due to a defective engine head gasket there is a oil leak coming from the gasket and leaking onto exhaust manifold which may cause a fire. Dealer is aware of problem, but did not receive enough complaints to warrent a recall. Parts unavailable due to backorders.

- Windchester, VA, USA

problem #27

Jan 011999

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Head gasket leaking.

- Flemington, NJ, USA

problem #26

Dec 201998

Neon

  • miles
Major oil leak. I took the car to two mechnics, who told me the head gasket needed replaced. I spoke to the local dealer and was told that the car was out of warranty, and that the job would cost over $700. I later found out that this is a comon problem and the replacement part is not the same as the original because of some defect. Chrysler still does not acknowlege a problem?

- Havelock, NC, USA

problem #25

Jan 031999

Neon

  • miles
Due to an oil leak the engine head gaskets have blown out. Dealer has been contacted.

- Freehold, NJ, USA

problem #24

Jan 041999

(reported on)

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rear seal on engine head gasket is leaking oil, causing the engine to become defective.

- Coaldale, PA, USA

problem #23

Aug 011998

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Head gasket leaking.

- Berea, KY, USA

problem #22

Nov 301998

Neon

  • miles
I get oil changes regularly so that the car will last, then the last oil change I get, a month later oil starts leaking severely out from under the care. Two estimated later and the head gasket needs to be replaced. Not only has that gone up but the front brakes and rotors have already been replaced at 40,000 miles. I am always replacing something on this car and it is not even 3 years old. Will these cars ever last the full loan?

- Abingdon, MD, USA

problem #21

Nov 271998

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
11/10/98 - head gasket failure - replaced. Spark plugs (tune up) performed same day at performance Dodge service center. 11/25/98 - engine - began stalling and stuttering, signifigant loss in power, intermittent "no-starts" signifigant increase in gas usage.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #20

Sep 091998

Neon

  • miles
Owner noticed vehicle was leaking oil. When taken to dealership, found problem to be with the engine head gasket leaking oil. The problem has been reported to the dealership. The problem has not been corrected. Vehicle is not under warranty.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

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