really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,200 miles

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problem #5

May 212013


  • 87,000 miles
Rear seat belts do not lock up at all and have 3 other buddies that the same make and model diffrent years do the same. Its not safe for a 4 year old to be in a booster seat in the rear seat because of both of seat belts will not lock up at all. And went to dealier ship and they could not tell me why they dont lock up and told me to call coustmer line and tell them but no answare if it going on with more than one and its a saftey hasared should be a recall on the car.....

- Salem, OR, USA

problem #4

Dec 262011


  • 129,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Dodge Neon. The contact stated that while attempting to stop the vehicle, the anti-lock braking system failed and caused her to crash into the rear of another vehicle. The seat belts did not properly restrain and the air bags did not deploy. The contact and a passenger were reported injured and transported to the hospital via ambulance. The police were notified and a police report was filed. The vehicle was severely damaged and towed to the contact's residence. The manufacturer was notified of the failure who advised that there was an open recall on the vehicle for the brakes (NHTSA campaign id number: 01V154000-service brakes, hydraulic: Power assist: Vacuum) but not for the seat belt and air bags. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 129,000.

- Kincaid, WV, USA

problem #3

Dec 241999

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When sliding on ice I went into the ditch at approx 30 mph. The vehicle picked up speed during the slide. The ditch was steep but narrow. My front end hit the other side of the ditch causing $6000 front end damage. Neither passenger or driver side air bag deployed! my seatbelt did not latch!! my wrists impacted the dash leaving my nailpolish on the stereo. My chest impacted the steering wheel. I could not lift my baby for a very long time...a year. I couldn't tie my 6 childrens shoes without pain for over two years. I still have moderate to severe pain attacks! I still do not have full function of my right wrist and typing this irritates it like crazy. My elbow was out of place. My ribs are now permanently out of place and there are injuries to my back and neck. My right side of my face goes numb and I suffer severe and frequent headaches. I am now severely depressed. I used to be an rn. I have a weight limit of 2-10 pounds with no consistent use of my right arm allowed. This is now over 4 years since my accident. Nothing was done for me. I couldn't work and had to suffer the consequences of turning my car back into the dealer. I just paid the judgment from Chrysler off this year. I am still upset to see so very many people still being injured and Chrysler off free. I wish I had an attorney willing to sue their pants off for the life changes they have given me. I previously wore a seatbelt religiously. I'm 39 now and I promise I will never wear one again since being strangled with Chrysler's belt. Dealer did nothing to remedy. Said they had no way to check these problems and found nothing wrong with the seatbelt. Disgusting! this vehicle only had 4500 miles on it and I bought it brand new. This so call recall took place in April 1999. My purchase was September 1999.

- Hibbing, MN, USA

problem #2

Nov 082001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was going 35mph on dry road, and seat belts didn't hold upon impact. Consumer's vehicle hit two other vehicles, but only one was hit head on. Dealer and manufacturer were notified, but vehicle was totaled. Consumer's nose was partially severed from steering wheel due to seat belts not holding. Consumer will add more information.

- Longmont, CO, USA

problem #1

Apr 072001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front crash at 45 mph, seatbelt did not restrain consumer, hit her head on steering wheel.

- Columbus, OH, USA