really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,500 miles

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problem #4

Feb 062009

Neon 4-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Neon. While driving in the center lane at 40 mph, the accelerator pedal moved all the way to the left and underneath the brake pedal. This prevented the vehicle from accelerating. The contact could not depress the brake pedal because it would press down on the accelerator pedal as well. She applied the emergency brake and was able to pull the vehicle over until the speed completely slowed down and the vehicle came to a stop. The contact tied a rope from the accelerator pedal to the middle console, which would allow the vehicle to accelerate when the rope was pulled. The dealer stated that the vehicle was out of warranty. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop and they stated that the failure was due to a manufacturer defect. The dealer stated that she would be responsible for the failure. The contact called the manufacturer and they replaced the vehicle for free; however, she believes a recall should be issued. The current and failure mileages were 150,000. Updated 3/19/09 updated 03/23/09.

- Salem, OR, USA

problem #3

Jul 042001


  • miles
While driving 50 to 55 mph pressed on accelerator and it stuck, almost causing an accident. Also, has to press on accelerator several times before it will release. Sometimes has to turn off vehicle. Contacted dealer.

- Normal, IL, USA

problem #2

Dec 152000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was braking as normal but vehicle was racing, and did not stop in time, causing a rear end accident. Accelerator did not go down. Air bags didn't deployed during accident.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

Sep 072000

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Spring in the gas pedal broke while driving at 65 mph, causing it to fly straight up. Dealer has been ocntacted.

- Laurel Dale, PA, USA