definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,833 miles

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problem #3

Jul 222002

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,500 miles
While driving on the highway with the cruise control set and engaged, I was forced to depress the brakes. The cruise control did not disengage, nor was I able to turn it off via the buttons on the steering wheel. I came within 5 feet of rear-ending another vehicle when we were traveling at speeds above 55 mph. If I did not keep the brakes depressed, the cruise control tried to bring the vehicle up to the set point. After about five minutes, the cruise control shut itself off automatically. Subsequent times the on/off switch has worked on the cruise control, but it does not disengage when the brake pedal is depressed. I have taken the vehicle into a dealership detailing the problem to fix it. They charged me for a diagnostic evaluation and have found that there is a bad servo. Being in the detroit area, with the recent Ford recalls for failing cruise control switches, I was immediately and still am very worried.

- Garden City, MI, USA

problem #2

May 012002


  • miles
Car runs very rough. Idles rough. When shifting gears car "jerks" excessivly. When trying to maintain the car at a steady speed the car "rocks and jerks" until acceleration. Car does not want to stay running. When taking off from a stop the car will start to take off and die. Very dangerous to try to cross an intersecion. The check engine light comes on and will stay on for days at a time and then go off and not come on far an extended period of time.

- Richmond, IN, USA

problem #1

Jun 052001

(reported on)


  • miles
While backing out of a parking space engine idle increased, causing loss of vehicle control. Brakes failed to stop vehicle due to malfunction within brake vacuum hose. Vehicle not included in recall number 01V154000.

- Quincy, FL, USA