10.0

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

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problem #259

Oct 012010

Neon

  • 17,000 miles
The contact owns a 1996 Dodge Neon. The contact stated that all braking function was lost while driving at an unknown speed. She stated that in order to stop the vehicle she had to engage the emergency brake. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop who diagnosed that the rotors, brake pads, shoes, rear brake drums, and two rear flex lines needed to be replaced. In addition, she stated that the vehicle stalled sporadically and without warning. She took the vehicle back to the local repair shop who diagnosed that the crankshaft sensor, wiring harness, speed sensor, coil, valve cover gaskets and timing belt all needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 17,000 and the current mileage was 32,000.

- Salem , MA, USA

problem #258

Feb 101998

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Purchased in July of 1996 only put on 26,345 miles motor mount repaired twice, brakes front replaced they were completly gone, back brakes are no good need to be replaced, high pitch squealing comes from them, oil gasgets had to be replaced, stearing to a hard right or left you get a grinding noise, transmission is know leaking constantly having to put transsmission fluid in all the time have a list of papers from the car being serviced at daimler on andover St in peabody were I purchased car also wrote to main office to see if they would replace the vehicle after purchasing with cash and just got the run around know I am afraid to drive her that is why she only has 26,345 miles on her in 10 years I am not a rich person so I can not afford another car if there is a recall on any of these problems I would like to know so they can be fixed so I can drive her without worrying what will happen next also dampness and mildew smell and other problems.tires also were replaced they wore to quickly.

- Salem, MA, USA

problem #257

May 222004

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles
Electrical system:wiring:front underhood caused the fan relay to malfunction which caused the engine to overheat.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #256

Jan 182004

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I purchased a 1996 Dodge Neon from bobb Chevrolet on 12/28/99. The sales folks were tim and wendy ryan. I paid $6343.85 for the car. The serial number of the car is [xxx] when I purchased the car I asked tim ryan 2 questions: (1) would he have the head gasket checked and (2) why was the transmission slipping. Byers fixed the head gasket and he said that slipping transmission was a Chrysler thing. The head gasket was leaking all through the spring and summer of 2000. So on 9/8/2000, the head gasket was replaced at byers. It was byers invoice [xxx]. at this time, I asked if the head was resurfaced and checked for cracks along if the head bolts were replaced. I was told that if byers did this and was told no. I took away from this that this work would be too expensive and that was why is wasnt done. I was told yesterday, 1/14/04 that I had a possible head gasket leak again. So I went back to byers for help. Treat said today that Chrysler wont cover this work under warranty. Questions: 1.why did the head gasket leak after 37,000 miles" 2.if the head was resurfaced and checked for cracks and head bolts replaced as I asked for in 2000, would I will have the problems in 2004. 3. how many other Dodge NeonS have bad head gaskets and have to be replaced 3 times in 44000 miles. 4. when the work was done on the head gasket in 1/2000 and 9/2000, what work was done exactly" were the heads taken out and check by defects. I need to know since I now think that the head gasket problem is causing problems with the cooling system, ie the anti-freeze is leaking. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #255

Jun 012003

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Replaced head gasket in 2000 and now need to replace head gasket again in 2003.

- Big Rapids, MI, USA

problem #254

Nov 151999

Neon

  • miles
Oil was leaking onto the engine.

- Eatontown, NJ, USA

problem #253

May 052003

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Consumer states while driving at highway speed the engine shut down causing lost of powersteering. Please provide any additional information.

- Rye, TX, USA

problem #252

Oct 022002

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Head gasket failures seem to be a very common problem with these vehicles. Chrysler will provide no help even though it is apparent that it is a design problem. The decision maker at Chrysler will not speak to consumers. How can this continue? **dimsii IVOQ entry posted after 12/12/02 cut over to artemis**768033

- Sussex, WI, USA

problem #251

Apr 072003

Neon

  • 80,000 miles
The head gasket leaked oil.

- Amityville, NY, USA

problem #250

Feb 012003

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles
My 1996 Dodge Neon had two head gasket failures to date now. The first was repaired 29,000 miles ago, and now, at 89,000 miles, I had another head gasket fail on me. The car is also peeling paint excessively. Instead of under ten years old, the car looks over twenty years old!

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #249

Nov 152002

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,320 miles
Oil leaked from failed head gasket or cracked head, exhaust leak from head or manifold. Speedometer dial stop working. The car only has 30000 miles on it. My repair man wants $500 just to tear down the engine to see if it is the gasket or a cracked head, and thats just the labor and not including parts. This is a safty problem that should be cause for a recall. How many complaints or lives will it take before NHTSA takes action aganist this car manufacturing company?

- Sunland, CA, USA

problem #248

Jan 062003

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Consumer states that oil leaks from the head gasket causing the vehicle to lose 3-4 quarts of oil a week. Please provide any additional information.

- York, PA, USA

problem #247

Dec 272002

Neon 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
1996 Dodge Neon with a little over 70,000 miles on it. Car is leaking oil..according to mechanic, the head gasket needs to be replaced at a cost of $700-$800. Mechanic indicated that this is a very common problem with the Neon. I would like to know if there is a recall on this issue. If not, is there any steps I can take to have this cost paid by Dodge?

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #246

Nov 212001

Neon

  • miles
Consumer notice oil on their driveway under their vehicle. Consumer had vehicle serviced, dealership indicated that their is a leak into the head gasket and this is a common problem with these vehicle.

- Riverton, NJ, USA

problem #245

Sep 012002

Neon

  • miles
There was oil leaking from underneath vehicle. Also there was a loud noise in rear of wheel. Dealershipis aware of problem.

- White Haven, PA, USA

problem #244

Mar 152002

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Consumer states vehicle has defective head gaskets causing oil leaks. Head gaskets replaced twice. Vehilce no longer under warranty.

- Mchenry, IL, USA

problem #243

Jul 302002

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
They had to add oil to vehicle constantly, and there would be puddle of oil under vehicle. This was as a result of an oil leak, had part replaced, problem reoccurred..contacted dealer.

- Kirkland, WA, USA

problem #242

Jun 182002

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
The consumer stated that the gasket failed.

- Quincy, IL, USA

problem #241

May 212002

Neon

  • miles
While driving temperature gauge went to hot. Consumer made it to dealer, and dealer stated that radiator needed replacing. One week later, head gasket needed replacing.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #240

May 102002

Neon

  • miles
While driving vehicle check engine light came on. Dealer states head gaskets needed to be replaced. Please provide more details and information.

- Aurora, CO, USA

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