really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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problem #5

Nov 182001


  • 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 #4

Dec 102000


  • miles
Seat belt did not work ( retract) during a frontal car accident. In addition, the air bags did not open either. The car accident was a severe accident.

- Voorhees, NJ, USA

problem #3

Oct 012000


  • miles
Rear belt loses tension when you install a baby carseat after pulling the shoulder belt in order to create tension on the lapbelt to hold the carseat tight. What happens is that there is a plastic piece that goes in the buckle connector, and when you apply pressure it breaks appart, giving no tension to the belt and the car seat can easily move forward. Please look at this pictures I took to show you clearly ww.vegena.net/jpg/neon1.jpg, www.vegena.net/jpg/neon2.jpg and....neon3.jpg, neon4.jpg, I fixed it temporaly by putting together the 2 plastic pieces and applying soft pressure so that they don't break loose. I applied this kind of "normal" pressure to my Dodge Caravan and the belt tighted great. My suggestion is to replace the buckle connector with the same kind that the Caravan 1997 uses. Thanks

- Westminster, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 252000

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving at 60 mph vehicle struck another vehicle in the rear, and seat belts did not restrain, and air bags did not deploy. Dealer has been contacted.

- Hubert, NC, USA

problem #1

Aug 271999


  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision at 65mph. Upon impact, the airbags did not deploy, and the restraints did not retract, resulting in minor injuries. The manufacturer has been notified.

- Copperas Cove, TX, USA