definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,151 miles

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problem #8

Jun 022008


  • miles
I bought a used car from jd byrider of reading pa, I was told the car was safety inspected and the stickers are on vehicle, come to find out from my own mechanic the car was not safety inspected proper because there was alot of things found defective on it like rotors were warped brake pad fell apart drums no good broken bolts to oil pan and rear main seal broke car vibrates when at a right light and who ever did the inspection didn't do it the way he was supposed to which I think would have caused a major accident.

- Birdsboro, PA, USA

problem #7

Feb 262008

Neon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,220 miles
When you drive the car acts like it has a bad spark plug but wen you check one is full of oil its shuts off when it does that and it takes a minute to start back up.

- Campbellsville, KY, USA

problem #6

Feb 242007

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,150 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Neon. While having the tires replaced, the mechanic determined there was a head gasket leak. The dealer's service manager informed her that she would have to be responsible for any repairs. Also, the contact also spoke to the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 59,150, and the current mileage was 59,200.

- Lynwood, IL, USA

problem #5

Nov 302005

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The car idles very high and then accelerates to higher speeds without touching the accelerator pedal. There is a high acceleration boosts and spurts when first accelerating from a stopped position, causing car to lunge forward at high speeds. The car refuses to start when not used daily, such as a problem with the starter or the alternator, but no problems have been found with either parts upon inspections by a mechanic. Front axles pop when turning. Key is hard to disengage or remove from the ignition. Brakes are constantly squealing and wear every 3-6 months regardless F how the car is driven. Though it may or not be a problem for some, the fold down seats in the rear seat do not have a disengage lever from the trunk. Over-head dome light does not function properly and has faulty wiring, so that even though all doors are closed the dome light never shuts off. There is constantly a fuse light that flashes in my dash, though all fuses have been checked numerous times and all are in perfect working order, though they have been replaced, the warning light still flashes. The utility outlet/cigarette lighter outlet doesn't and has not ever worked since the car was bought in 2004. Fuses have been replaced multiple times, but the problem still has not been fixed. Water leaks in from rain or windshield wipers causing musty odor in the car. Car constantly over-heats during travel over 35-40 miles and leaks anti-freeze, though no leaks or pin holes of any kind could be found. Trunk sticks making it hard to open or disengage, caused key to be broken off inside the trunk lock.

- Johnson City, TN, USA

problem #4

Sep 022004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,841 miles
The cam sensor leaked oil. The head gasket also leaked oil. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that the vehicle was having a leaking problem.

- Union Grove, WI, USA

problem #3

Jul 292004


  • 31,000 miles
While driving 25 mph vehicle stalled. Consumer pulled over and restarted the vehicle. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #2

Apr 152003


  • miles
Consumer states that while driving at any speed and with no warning the vehicle will shut off, causing consumer to pull over, and it will be hard to get the vehicle back started.dealer notified.

- Eglin Afb, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 052003

Neon 4-cyl

  • miles
The vehicle over heated and leaked oil.

- Pittsburg, CA, USA