10.0

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

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problem #3

May 222004

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I own a 2002 Dodge Neon. I have had the brakes inspected several times, the rear wheel bearings went bad while the vehicle was still under warranty, and there is still a problem with the brakes. Even though there is ample fluid and wear left on the pads, my brakes make a horrendous metallic squeal when there is moisture in the air. Not only is this embarassing, but how in the world am I supposed to know the difference between this noise and the classic symptoms of brakes that truly do need replaced. Are there recalls on this model of car for this reason? I am ready to trade it in at a loss just to be done with it. Westgate auto in plainfield is no help. I have had better service at my nearby midas shop. I like the car, but the manufacturer needs to correct this problem. Three people I work with have the same issue with their Neon, no matter the year.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #2

Mar 292002

Neon

  • miles
Transmission slips from 1st to 2nd gear, air condition does not get very cold, 15 miles per gallon, steering wheel starts to vibrate after 45mph, front and back brakes squeak, minor leak under driver side dash board, car starts to vibrate harshly in a drive idle at a red light, car stalls while sitting in park, car stalls while going in reverse on a very slight incline, and when ever I put down my windows, open my sun roof or ever have the air condition on, you can feel and hear the car just lose power when I do one of those things dealership told me to go to a different gas station, to solve my gas problem, come on 15mpg thats a car defect, all the other problems they told me their computer did not detect anything and they could not duplicate it and they couldnt do nothing. Called Chrysler head quarters, I might as well have called my neighbor to get help. Chrysler head quarters called dealership up and told them to hook up a co-Pilot to monitor my car for a few weeks. Went to the dealership to find out that their's did not work along with all the other Dodge dealerships. I will never buy another Dodge or Chrysler car again.. because of all these problems I am stuck paying 400 bucks a month with a 20% interest rate on a lemon car...Neons need to be taken off the road. Now I am selling the car for a lose because they can not fix or make a car the right way.

- Mattesion, IL, USA

problem #1

Mar 292002

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission slips from 1st to 2nd gear, air condition does not get very cold, 15 miles per gallon, steering wheel starts to vibrate after 45mph, front and back brakes squeak, minor leak under driver side dash board, car starts to vibrate harshly in a drive idle at a red light, car stalls while sitting in park, car stalls while going in reverse on a very slight incline, and when ever I put down my windows, open my sun roof or ever have the air condition on, you can feel and hear the car just lose power when I do one of those things dealership told me to go to a different gas station, to solve my gas problem, come on 15mpg thats a car defect, all the other problems they told me their computer did not detect anything and they could not duplicate it and they couldnt do nothing. Called Chrysler head quarters, I might as well have called my neighbor to get help. Chrysler head quarters called dealership up and told them to hook up a co-Pilot to monitor my car for a few weeks. Went to the dealership to find out that their's did not work along with all the other Dodge dealerships. I will never buy another Dodge or Chrysler car again.. because of all these problems I am stuck paying 400 bucks a month with a 20% interest rate on a lemon car...Neons need to be taken off the road. Now I am selling the car for a lose because they can not fix or make a car the right way.

- Mattesion, IL, USA