10.0

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

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problem #19

Nov 011998

Neon

  • miles
After only 70000 miles the Dodge Neon has a leaking head gasket. Through converstations discovered that this seems to be a common problem. Is there a recall in the works? thanks, damien

- New Market, MD, USA

problem #18

Nov 201998

Neon

  • miles
Engine is leaking oil. Took it to dealer who said that it needs a new head gasket. When I complained about the cost (approx $500.) he said they could take care of 1/2 of it. Said that the problem is a poorly manufactured gasket & they replace a lot-in fact item is on back order

- Schenectady, NY, USA

problem #17

Oct 231998

Neon

  • miles
Whenever the brakes were applied, they would squeak. Had noticed the rotors were rusting out. Had taken vehicle to dealer & told would not repair the rotors due to state using salt on the road. Also, the head gaskets had blown & started to leak a lot of oil.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #16

Oct 031998

Neon

  • miles
Head gasket failed, causing vehicle to leaks oil and overheat. Dealer notified, and informed that the vehicle was not under recall, and the cost would go to consumer.

- Vacaville, CA, USA

problem #15

Oct 101998

Neon

  • miles
I have a serious problem hearing that all Neons (informed by dealer-coyle Dodge in new albany, in) have a very common problem with the main gasket in the engine. I had a big misfortune in having my 96 Neon's main gasket failed and spewed out a lot of oil and almost had myself in a serious smoke problem that I smelled the oil burning on the exhaust system near the engine and could lead to a fire! I had taken the car to coyle and discovered that there is a big

- New Albany, IN, USA

problem #14

Oct 101998

Neon

  • miles
While driving the vehicle stalls unexpectedly which may cause an accident. Dealer replaced spark plugs/head gaskets, etc. Problem is still occurring, dlr cannot determine problem, cause unknown.

- La Puente, CA, USA

problem #13

Aug 031996

Neon

  • miles
Head gasket failed resulting in oil leaking.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #12

Apr 011998

Neon

  • miles
Head gasket/ instrument cluster failed.

- Bethel Isl, CA, USA

problem #11

Oct 161998

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Head gasket failed, causing severe oil leakage. Also ABS brakes failed to stop vehicle, resulting in loss of control.

- Groton, CT, USA

problem #10

Aug 161996

Neon

  • miles
Noise in engine due to exhaust donut gasket failure and motor mounts.

- Bethel, CT, USA

problem #9

Aug 161996

Neon

  • miles
Noise in engine due to exhaust donut gasket failure and motor mounts.

- Bethel, CT, USA

problem #8

Sep 031998

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine block has been leaking, the car has been in shop more then six times for same thing.

- Menomonee Falls, WI, USA

problem #7

Aug 271998

Neon

  • miles
The camshaft system broke, causing the oil to leak which may result a fire if there was a source of ignition. Cause unknown. Dealer cannot determine the problem. Been to dealer twice.

- Attalla, AL, USA

problem #6

May 041998

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Head gasket replaced due to an oil leak.

- Vermillion, SD, USA

problem #5

Feb 011997

Neon

  • miles
E98012; defective head gasket had a leak, causing the oil to leak, resulting in an underhood fire. Dealer replaced the head gasket. Dealer cannot determine the problem.

- Welisberry, PA, USA

problem #4

May 201998

Neon

  • miles
Over the past weeks owner noticed a strong burning odor coming from the engine, and the valve lifters tapping very loud. Upon having the problem checked by a mechanic, the mechanic stated that the rear seal is leaking oil. The problem will be corrected.

- Ridgely, MD, USA

problem #3

May 031998

Neon

  • miles
While driving 35 mph the vehicle started to smoke under the hood area. After stopping and lifting the hood, noticed oil all over the engine. After the vehicle was towed to body shop, owner was told the the engine head gasket was blown.

- Gardiner, ME, USA

problem #2

Feb 201998

(reported on)

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Head gasket failed.

- Floral Par, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 211998

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Oil leaks onto engine due to camshaft seal failure.

- Osseo, WI, USA