definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,500 miles

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problem #8

Apr 022013


  • miles
Sub frame rusted out. Chrysler refused to help.

- Stilwell, KS, USA

problem #7

Dec 142012

Neon 4-cyl

  • miles
I have been told that this sub-frame is completely rusted. Has there been a re-call on the 2000 Dodge Neon?

- Huber Heights, OH, USA

problem #6

Oct 172012


  • 172,000 miles
Severe corrosion caused a weakness in the suspension cradle/ engine cradle that resulted in the front suspension control arm to break away from its mounting to the suspension crossmember/ cradle. The control arm and all associated components seemed to be in acceptable condition and did not exhibit any failures. The failure was severe enough that the drive axle was pulled out of the transmission. The vehicle was completely undriveable. I was extremely lucky to have had the failure at a very low speed while turning into a driveway. The same failure at posted speed (45mph at the time) would have resulted in total loss of control and likely severe crash.

- Hartland, MI, USA

problem #5

Feb 192006

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Make: Dodge model: Neon type: Passenger car year: 2000 summary: As noted in other complaints, with any heavy rainfall, the floor in the back seats fills with water (up to an inch or more). Appears to be entering through the trunk area, as the spare tire well also fills with water. Using sponges and a shopvac to soak up the water and then leaving windows open to dry it out is my only remedy to the moisture and odor. This has been occurring since the vehicle was purchased in 2001. The dealer is of no help because (mercifully for others) that deal went bankrupt a year after purchase. I have a litany of other concerns with the 2000 Neon. I've had to replace the engine (Chrysler refused to honor warranty - partly a problem with records as the dealership of purchase/initial maintenance has gone out of business), each time I start the car, the fuse warning light comes on, though all fuses have been checked and look ok. An electrical harness has failed and as a result I have no functioning interior dome lights or exterior backup lights. Repeated efforts by several repair facilities to locate the correct harness have failed. Vehicle has under 72,000 miles of relatively easy city driving (commute to workplace) or divided highway driving), yet most front and rear suspension system components have failed and been replaced (all struts, sway bars, etc). Transmission fluid hose or connector failed on Feb 19, 2006, resulting in sudden and complete loss of fluid.

- Dartmouth, 00, USA

problem #4

Dec 011999


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
When driving, steering would make grinding noises when turning either right or left. This causes steering to be hard to turn. Problem is intermittent. Had taken vehicle to dealer and nothing was found.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #3

Jan 012002


  • miles
While driving there is a squeaking noise coming from rear wheel. Dealership is aware of problem.

- Hot Springs, AK, USA

problem #2

Aug 162000


  • miles
Vehicle vibrates real badly. Dealer told consumer to bring vehicle in, but parts were not available. Dealer was suppose to call in 2-3 days, but to this date hasn't called. Vehicle can't exceed over 65mph.

- Willowburg, OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 131999


  • miles
Steering shakes no matter what speed the vehicle is going. Vehicle was taken to dealer for repaires 2weeks ago & problems is back again.

- Kankakee, IL, USA