10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,438 miles

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problem #11

Apr 022013

Neon

  • miles
Sub frame rusted out. Chrysler refused to help.

- Stilwell, KS, USA

problem #10

Jun 262009

Neon

  • 90,000 miles
Motor mounts to a doge Neon has been wearing out every two years. They should last the use of the car I>E 30 yrs. Has cause the transmission to collapse. Causing the car to be a danger to the person driving and the people who are walking in the way of a car thatcannot stop.

- Watauga, TX, USA

problem #9

Jan 072007

Neon 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 100,000 miles
Water leaking into the trunk area and the floor boards of the rear passenger compartment causing mildew, rust and damage to stored property inside the vehicle.

- Rock Hill, SC, USA

problem #8

Oct 082006

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
As many others have reported, whenever there is a heavy rainfall the floors in the rear of the car fill with water. It is so bad that now it filters over into the front seats. I have been haivng this problems for a few years but was unaware that there were others with the same issue. Dealers and auto mechanics have not been successful in finding the source of the leak.

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #7

Feb 192006

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Make: Dodge model: Neon type: Passenger car year: 2000 summary: As noted in other complaints, with any heavy rainfall, the floor in the back seats fills with water (up to an inch or more). Appears to be entering through the trunk area, as the spare tire well also fills with water. Using sponges and a shopvac to soak up the water and then leaving windows open to dry it out is my only remedy to the moisture and odor. This has been occurring since the vehicle was purchased in 2001. The dealer is of no help because (mercifully for others) that deal went bankrupt a year after purchase. I have a litany of other concerns with the 2000 Neon. I've had to replace the engine (Chrysler refused to honor warranty - partly a problem with records as the dealership of purchase/initial maintenance has gone out of business), each time I start the car, the fuse warning light comes on, though all fuses have been checked and look ok. An electrical harness has failed and as a result I have no functioning interior dome lights or exterior backup lights. Repeated efforts by several repair facilities to locate the correct harness have failed. Vehicle has under 72,000 miles of relatively easy city driving (commute to workplace) or divided highway driving), yet most front and rear suspension system components have failed and been replaced (all struts, sway bars, etc). Transmission fluid hose or connector failed on Feb 19, 2006, resulting in sudden and complete loss of fluid.

- Dartmouth, 00, USA

problem #6

Jul 232005

Neon 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 44,819 miles
Was driving to work and first stopped at the red light on the outside lane the green light came on, and the car was in first gear. When trying to place car in second gear consumer was unable to shift and felt that the vehicle did not have gears. The consumer was able to coast the vehicle off the road to the nearest turnoff lane. A police officer followed consumer as to see what was wrong. Had to have vehicle towed to a dealer, and the dealer said the crossover cable broke. No explanation as to why this happened. Consumer had this repaired and had no problems since repair. The batteries have been replaced in the consumer's vehicle. The gasket were replaced because water was getting inside the car during rainstorm. The right front motor mount cracked.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #5

Jan 012005

Neon 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Whenever it rains, I have a lot of water on the back floorboards and trunk. Sometimes it's about an inch or two high. We've tried numerous ways to control it or even to get it dry so that it would not mildew. It does not work and it smells really bad now. It seems to be a factory problem and will try to get dealer to fix. Seems like many people have not been successful doing that but more complains from people someday may help.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #4

Oct 152003

Neon

  • Manual transmission
  • 44,000 miles
Bought car from father in law, he bought the car new. He had no problems with it.soon after I bought from him in 2000(it was still new!),power windows quit working then started working again.cruise control went out, still dont work. Front end crash 2003 may, $4783.45 in damage, air bag did not deploy at 40mph !!! I had car repaired by non Chrysler garage as per advice of erie insurance co. Erie wont cover because they say its Chrysler's problem, Chrysler says its my problem because work was done at non daimler Chrysler garage and they were rude and hung up on me! erie told me to have diagnostic check done on it becuz in Aug 03 the air bag lite started to come on and horn wont work. I had the check done and they said clockspring needs replaced. Not erie or Chrysler will fix.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #3

Nov 202002

(reported on)

Neon 4-cyl

  • 12,000 miles
There is a vibration in the steering wheel. The steering column was replaced. There was also a grinding noise when making turns, the left front axle had made a grinding noise, and the vehicle leaked when it had rained.

- Ripley, IN, USA

problem #2

Nov 202002

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
The vehicle leaks in the rain producing a moldy smell.

- Ripley, IN, USA

problem #1

Jun 142001

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
There is a squeaking noise present while driving vehicle. Dealer says it's due to brake pads and rotors. Horn is out. The vehicle run hard and is loud. The front end is low when coming out on into a driveway.

- Pheonix, AZ, USA