10.0

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

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problem #179

Dec 012000

Neon

  • miles
I learned of my head gasket problem about a week ago, I was shocked because my car is only five years old, I just paid it off, and the warranty expired not even two months ago. I have an appointment to take it back to the dealer next week, that was the soonest I could get. I expect them to cover it 100% especially after finding your website and reading about how many other people had the same problem w/ their 1996 Neon. I was curious as to if anyone has taken legal action in this matter?ak

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #178

Jan 052001

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Headgasket is blown,

- Gloucester, NJ, USA

problem #177

Jan 122001

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle has a blown headgasket. Consumer waiting to hear from Dodge. The leak in the head gasket resulted in oil dripping on to the transmission. The head gasket was fixed.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #176

Dec 291999

Neon

  • miles
Head gasket was first replaced under warranty with 20,901 miles on the vehicle. The transmission let go with 35,654 miles on the vehicle. My vehicle was out of warranty at this time. The head gasket failed a second time with 46,958 miles on the vehicle. This repair was done at dartmouth Dodge, 225 state rd., North dartmouth, MA. 02747, since it was closer to my home, and they were not in business at the time that I purchased the vehicle. Chrysler gave me a $300 credit towards the repair of the head gasket. I strongly feel that I should be reimbursed for this repair since it was replaced under warranty the first time, and it broke again approximately 26,000 later. Apparently, there has been a problem with head gaskets for this vehicle. I also feel that a recall campaign should be instituted to repair all these vehicles since it is a common problem with them.

- South Dartmouth, MA, USA

problem #175

Dec 262000

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Oil leak by head gasket leaking onto exhaust manifold. Replaced valve cover gasket (rocker arm cover gasket)& problem still exists - fire hazard. Based on info from mechanic Chrysler has faulty head gaskets which have to be replaced by new process head gasket. Need assistance with facilitating repair at dealer. I am also constantly replacing the brakes within less than 7 - 8 mos. Less than everyday use of vehicle should not require 2 brake jobs per year.

- Irvington, NJ, USA

problem #174

Jul 011998

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Had head gasket replaced in July 1998. Currently, leaking again. Dealer told consumer first time, dealer had to use faulty part. Dodge paid for repair first time. Currently, they refuse. Also, had to have air conditioner and cruise control replaced. The A/C failed for the second time. Brakes make loud noise.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #173

Jan 102001

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Engine head gasket has prematurely failed at 66,000, causing a leak.

- Irmo, SC, USA

problem #172

Jun 011999

Neon

  • miles
Defective engine head gasket broke which caused oil to leak onto engine compartment and could ruin engine compartment. Common problem. Dodge won't assist consumer because he went to independent dealer.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #171

Jan 082001

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Engine gasket have been replaced three times in past 2 years. It needs to be replaced again.

- Arburn, GA, USA

problem #170

Dec 192000

Neon

  • miles
Ongoing problem with head gasket failures; first occurred at 24,976, and second occurred at 41,743 miles. Both heead gaskets were repaired under warranty. Also, failure of egr valve caused wheel to lock up. Dealer notified. Please feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- Danbury, CT, USA

problem #169

Dec 012000

Neon

  • miles
Head gasket is a known issue at Chrysler, and should have been rectified by recall. Transmission also had to be replaced. Electrical problems becuase because of poor design. Chrysler did not help becuase of mileage and used car. What can a 19 yr old afford other than a used car?

- Hudson, WI, USA

problem #168

Oct 242000

Neon

  • miles
Head gasket failed at 50K miles.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #167

Jun 011998

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine head gasket was diagnosed as failing 2 years ago. Vehicle leaked oil & would sometimes cut off. It took 2-3 minutes before starting back up. Dealer was going to inspect vehicle for head gasket problem again. Consumer found that there was a extended warranty. However, dealer said there was no such thing.

- Corryton, TN, USA

problem #166

Aug 152000

Neon

  • miles
Vehicle experiencing problem with oil leakages from side of the engine. Vehicle taken to a independent shop, and informed of a heah gasket failure on the 2.0L engine. Dealer notified, and informed consumer that vehicle was out of its warranty, and manufacturer was not responsible. Please feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #165

May 141997

Neon

  • miles
Replaced head gasket 3 times and still leaks. Apparently I'm screwed. I won't buy another Chrysler car since they don't back their products.

- Lake Villa, IL, USA

problem #164

Oct 202000

Neon

  • miles
Consumer had found engine leaks. Took vehicle to a technician, and he said that head gasket was replaced before for same problem.

- Bloomington, MN, USA

problem #163

Oct 312000

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Head gasket has blownout, causing oil leakage. Manufacturer has been notified.

- Hackensack, NJ, USA

problem #162

Oct 101998

Neon

  • miles
Valve cover gaskets have failed twice since 1998 and currently needing to have the problem fixed again. Also, the transmission failed just after warranty term. Dodge knows of oil leak problems and have made no efforts to rectify.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #161

Oct 102000

Neon

  • miles
The head gasket leaks, with a cold engine radiator cap off fluid will be forced out like old faithful. Oil leaking from back of the engine on the driver side. I found out this isn't just a one car problem. I have 14 pages of people with the same problem. I also have 15 service bulletins reporting the same thing. It seems it should be a recall. Plus I shouldn't have to pay anything for engineering faults.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #160

Sep 031998

Neon

  • miles
Dodge Neon manufactured in 1996/as far as I know the head gasket has had to be replaced three times/ originally when built (unless previous owner had same problem) and twice by me (9/3/97 and 10/18/2000) now don't you find that absurd....I formally owned a Dodge daytona for ten years...had many other problems but it never blew a head gasket.. ihave an oldsmoblile that has 1400000 miles on it..never needed a head gasket....had this head gasket blown out on a major highway next week on the way to Maryland, the engine could seize and could have caused a major accident with serious results..not to mention the cost of repairing a "cracked block" this head gasket is a major safety hazard as far a driving is concerned and I find it unbelievable that crysler is allowing this serious matter to continue//I feel that reimbursement for the replacement of these two head gaskets should be sent to me immediately...crysler had my business for long enough...I feel that someone should do something to help all of the Neon owners that are having the same problem but can not get anyone to listen or as usual...the small guy is out of luck...this financial burden is just too much at this time...thank god my granddaughter was not in the car and a serious problem occurred....crysler should be held responsible now and to all Dodge Neon owners....picketing dealerships comes to mind....

- Woodbury Heights, NJ, USA

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