definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,977 miles

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problem #3

Dec 072003

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
4 (out of 5) broken lug studs on one wheel. One lug nut/stud was already broken when going to change pads/rotor. Removing remaining 4 lugs, 3 of them broke off (almost as if they were cross threaded).

- Berthoud, CO, USA

problem #2

Nov 142003

(reported on)


  • 25,000 miles
The thread on the wheel studs gets shredded, due to corrosion. This is caused by a design flaw in the crown covers, which allows moisture and road salt to get into the thread, and seize up the lug nuts. Consequently when the tires are removed or rotated the thread strips, per an engineer.

- Canada, 00, USA

problem #1

Feb 102002


  • 43,932 miles
Three of the studs broke while consumer was changing the tire.

- Martins Ferry, OH, USA