10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
43 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
29 / 1
Average Mileage:
8,409 miles

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problem #52

Aug 312006

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
: the contact stated while driving 35 mph on neighborhood roads the vehicle crashed. The air bags did not deploy and the contact was injured. The police department was present at the scene and a police report was processed. The fire department was also present on the scene but a family member evacuated the contact to the nearest hospital. The seat belt did not restrain the contact. Upon the impact, the contact's head hit the steering wheel. The vehicle has not been taken to any dealership.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #51

Feb 192006

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 40 mph hitting a patch of ice, the vehicle fish tailed, hit a tree, flipped on it's top and the frontal airbags did not deploy. This occurred without any prior warning and a police report was filed at the scene. The occupant was wearing a seat belt and received minor injuries. The vehicle was towed to a tow yard. The dealership and manufacturer were not alerted.

- Mayfield, KY, USA

problem #50

Nov 182005

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • 113,000 miles
My 16 year old daughter was driving her 2000 Dodge Neon, lost control and rolled a minimum of four times. Neither of the front air bags deployed, and it's a miracle any one survived. The car is totaled and no one can justify why the air bags did not deploy.

- Sherman, TX, USA

problem #49

May 242005

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles
When the consumer attempted to changed lanes, she lost control of the her vehicle and crashed into a bridge structure. The air bags did not deploy.

- New London, CT, USA

problem #48

Dec 042004

Neon 16-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,250 miles
The word "airbag" stayed red. My local mechanic said the air bag would not deploy in a crash. He did not attempt to repair. As rain water is leaking into the trunk and from there into the floor of the back seat I wondered if the water seeped into the circuitry. I did not have time to bring to the dealer yet - but the air bag deployed for no reason while I was driving.

- Madison, NJ, USA

problem #47

Jul 012004

Neon

  • miles
Problems with air bag warning light on Dodge Neon 2000. The light was intermittent and would beep everytime the consumer would make a turn. Recall# 99V043000. The tie rods had to be replaced. When the consumer turned the air condition on, the vehicle felt as though it was going to cut off.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #46

Dec 192003

Neon

  • 71,000 miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision while driving at 45 mph. Upon impact, both frontal air bags did not deploy. Consumer sustained serious neck/back and hip injuries.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #45

Jul 132003

Neon 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving at 65 mph on the freeway my left rear tire blew out spinning me out of control. I hit a road side sign (one leg of the sign 12" X 24" post) on the left front quarter panel, continuing down over a small incline and coming to rest a few yards away. My seat belt failed to retract, air bags failed to deploy and the seat failed to keep me in an upright position. All this failures resulting in my being throwing around inside the car.

- Upper Lake, CA, USA

problem #44

Jul 092003

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Consumer stated while traveling 37-40 mph and as a result of a three car crash, vehicle ran into a wall, and air bags did not deploy.

- Reseda, CA, USA

problem #43

May 072003

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
The drivers air bag didn't deploy when the vehicle was involved in a frontal collision.

- Temple, TX, USA

problem #42

Nov 132002

Neon

  • miles
While driving consumer slammed on brakes to avoid a collision. Brakes locked up and car slid approximately 15-20 feet down a hill. Vehicle then collided in the rear with an SUV. Both the driver and passenger air bags did not deploy.

- Tallahasee, FL, USA

problem #41

Oct 102002

Neon

  • miles
Consumer states that the vehicle was involved in a frontal collision of 40mph and neither air bag deployed. Dealer notified.

- Paducah, KY, USA

problem #40

Aug 302002

Neon

  • miles
Consumer's vehicle collided with another car from rear at approximately 40mph. Upon impact, both driver and passenger air bags did not deploy.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #39

Aug 022002

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying the brakes, the vehicle will start to pulsate at any speed. Also, extended stopping distance. Contacted dealer. The consumer states the following as problems occured: The passenger air bag, throttle blade icing, defective rotors, charging system over charging-no trouble codes; 3 battery replacements(defective per mechanic), many gas tank repairs/replacements(would not take gas without clicking and ticking/filler tank/gas tank), warning brake light and buzzer chimes when brake is applied also with the gas pedal when applied (due to defective rotors and lack of brake fluid, transmission problem-grinding noise/won't go in reverse, brake noise in rear tire/brake booster replace per recall-needs rotors & pads in front, A/C blows warm air-compessor clutch wouldn't engage(found broken wire), problem with the voltage regulator, and noise in the power steering.

- Randolph, MA, USA

problem #38

May 221999

Neon

  • miles
Consumer is stating that her daughter, lora beth, was involved in a head on collision and killed. She was driving at 35-40 mph. She was wearing a safety belt, and the airbag deployed. She was sitting at least 10 inches from the steering wheel, and was 5 feet 7 inches tall. Parents believe the deploying force of the airbag may have killed her. The Neon?S design dips in the front and if a driver slams on the brake it would dip even more, this might delay the air bag deployment.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #37

Jun 212002

Neon

  • miles
ABS failed, front brakes locked rear brakes failed, airbags did not deploy, seat belt did not lock during collision.

- Oregon City, OR, USA

problem #36

Jun 062002

Neon

  • miles
Another driver at 30 to 35 mph, hit consumer mid-front section, and none of the airbags deployed.

- Navada, MO, USA

problem #35

Apr 142002

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was in a full frontal collision while going approximately 25-30mph. Airbag did not deploy, causing an injury. Manufacturer was notified and stated vehicle did not meet criteria for airbag to deploy. Vehicle is totaled. Driver sustained major injuries, passenger sustained minor injuries.

- Killeen, TX, USA

problem #34

Nov 182001

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was going 35mph on dry road. Front air bags did not deploy upon impact consumer's vehicle hit two vehicles, but only one head on. Front airbags on both sides did not deploy. Dealer and manufacturer were notified but the vehicle was totaled. The consumer's nose was severed from the steering wheel due to the air bag not deploying. Consumer states R/R seat belt retractor button on belt was broken and installed, also left front seat belt was replaced, and sun roof molding was loose and falls on consumer?S head.

- Longmont, CO, USA

problem #33

Apr 162002

Neon

  • miles
While driving at 35-45 mph consumer flipped vehicle over several, times but none of the air bags deployed. Contacted dealer, and the dealer was not willing to do anything.

- London, KY, USA

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