10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
47 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
30 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,623 miles

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problem #53

Sep 072004

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles
After rear ending the vehicle in dead center the frontal air bags did not deploy.

- Sylmar, CA, USA

problem #52

Aug 081999

Neon

  • miles
In August of 1999, due to a health problem (unknown to me), I fell asleep at the wheel of my 1996 Neon. I awoke in time to force the car over to a grassy median between two parts of a four lane highway. The car flew twenty or so feet in the air, making impact with the grass, and continuing without power steering, etc., for approximately. 300 feet. While in the air, my left arm broke the driver side window. When the car landed dead on to the grass, the air bags burst, but "wilted" down, they did not come straight out at me as normal, but down, after exploding. My mechanic informed me that this was not normal for a car in this kind of accident, and that the car may have been in a prior accident, or the air bags may have been improperly installed. I received chemical burns on the inner parts of the arms, and developed a lung problem due to the inhaled chemicals. Since the airbags exploded improperly, my two young daughters were frightened even more, especially since it sounded like a gun had been shot. My concern is that other air bags may react in the same way, even if there is no front impact. I had notified my mechanics in the ebensburg and cresson, pa areas, where the accident occurred, as well as the ambulance drivers, and any others I could about this situation. I also notified the hosts of car talk. I have not heard of this happening elsewhere, but I did notice that air bags were not mentioned on your website, and felt that it was important to notify the public of this potential problem.

- Crowley, LA, USA

problem #51

Jul 272002

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front collision at 40 mph. Upon impact neither air bag deployed. The driver suffered minor injuries, vehicle was totalled.

- St.Louis Park, MI, USA

problem #50

Jun 292002

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states at a 30-35 mph, vehicle crashed, however the airbags did not deploy. Cause unknown. Dealer notified.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #49

Mar 032002

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front collision at 35 mph, driver's airbag did not deploy. Consumer suffered sprained shoulder and knee injury. Vehicle was totalled, airbag sensor was crushed.

- Neptune, NJ, USA

problem #48

Dec 012001

Neon

  • miles
Airbags didn't deploy when another vehicle veered into consumer's vehicle while traveling on highway. Dealership was aware of problem.

- Sunnyville, CA, USA

problem #47

Dec 252000

Neon

  • miles
While traveling 40-45mph driver hit an embankment and neither airbag deployed.

- Rochelle, VA, USA

problem #46

Jul 172000

Neon

  • miles
Was driving 35mph when a truck ran stop sign. Neon "T" boned truck. Front end lifted up. Front end of driver's side was crushed. Door was bent outward. Upon impact with truck, neither air bags deployed. Driver suffered some injuries, but no hospital treatment.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #45

Oct 182000

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Driver was driving at approximately 40 mph hit cow on the highway head-on, hitting whindshield and rolled over, smashing rear windows. Upon impact, dual airbags did not deploy which could have caused injuries.

- Lefrida, AZ, USA

problem #44

Feb 111999

Neon

  • miles
Airbag didn't deploy. Consumer was driving vehicle and another vehicle veered into consumer's vehicle, and ran it off the road into shoulder. Consumer hit the median rail. No injuries.

- Antelope, CA, USA

problem #43

Sep 011999

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Consumer was involved in 40 mph collision, rear ending another vehicle. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy, and the seat belts did not lock up. Cause unknown.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #42

Sep 011999

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Consumer was involved in 40 mph collision, rear ending another vehicle. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy, and the seat belts did not lock up. Cause unknown.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #41

Jul 061998

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Air bags deployed and broke the driver and passenger side windows.

- Unknown, UN, USA

problem #40

May 291998

Neon

  • miles
Was driving approximately 55mph when he struck a dog on the parkway. Upon impact, the driver's and passenger's side air bags deployed. Also the driver's and passenger's side windows broke.

- Bay Shore, NY, USA

problem #39

May 291998

Neon

  • miles
Was driving approximately 55mph when he struck a dog on the parkway. Upon impact, the driver's and passenger's side air bags deployed. Also the driver's and passenger's side windows broke.

- Bay Shore, NY, USA

problem #38

Feb 041999

Neon

  • miles
While vehicle was parked air bags deployed without indications, blowing out the windows of vehicle. Also injuring consumer. Please provide further informaton.

- Ft Myers, FL, USA

problem #37

Feb 041999

Neon

  • miles
While vehicle was parked air bags deployed without indications, blowing out the windows of vehicle. Also injuring consumer. Please provide further informaton.

- Ft Myers, FL, USA

problem #36

Jan 221999

Neon

  • miles
Heavy collision damage to rightt front. Driver side airbag deployed, rt side airbag did not deploy. Accident was heavy impact. Manufacturer contacted 2/2/99, said they would get back with me 2/3. as of 2/3 5:00 pm they are ignoring the claim. I am a body shop manager and am reporting this as a favor to the owner. Vehicle is currently waiting to be towed to a salvage vehicle sale lot. Please investigate a.S.a.P.

- Carmel, IN, USA

problem #35

Dec 211998

Neon

  • miles
The ABS brakes locked up while traveling approximately 30mph on wet pavement. Another vehicle had crossed center line & brakes were applied quickly. The other vehicle was broadsided. At the time of impact, the air bags did not deploy. No injuries. Has police report.

- Philippi, WV, USA

problem #34

Dec 211998

Neon

  • miles
The ABS brakes locked up while traveling approximately 30mph on wet pavement. Another vehicle had crossed center line & brakes were applied quickly. The other vehicle was broadsided. At the time of impact, the air bags did not deploy. No injuries. Has police report.

- Philippi, WV, USA

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