10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
19 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
12 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,071 miles

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problem #83

Dec 092005

Neon 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 123,943 miles
The contact states there is a NHTSA recall campaign 96V228000 concerning the ABS brakes. This vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall, but it is not included in the recall due to VIN. No repairs have been made.

- Wisconsin Rapids, WI, USA

problem #82

Mar 272005

Neon 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 130,916 miles
The caller said that brakes will not work one has to hit the brakes at the last minute. She said one can feel a pop, and then the brakes fail. She had to run into a ditch to keep form hitting someone. The police were called, and there a report was taken. There was a crash. There were injuries to the pedestrian. She said the hub assembly was bad and had it replaced. Also, the tie rod wobbled and had it replaced. Had another accident with the brakes when the car in front of stopped suddenly and brakes did not work. Police came and a report was taken. The lady in the other vehicle was injured. Dealer will take the car to dealer, and they will talk about it. Manufacturer has not been contacted yet. Caller said she was not informed about the problems the vehicle had when she bought it.

- Duenweg, MO, USA

problem #81

Dec 032003

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My daughter was driving my 1995 Dodge Neon when the steering wheel locked and caused her to have an accident. She was traveling at approx 35 - 40 mph.there were no abnormal weather or road conditions. Suddenly the steering wheel jerked the car off the road towards the right, at that point she had a loss of steering and no control of the vehicle. She was not applying the brakes or making a turn, just driving along as she normally would. Previosly we have had problems, serious problems with the antilock brake system failing. When applying the brakes on two separate occasions the front wheels locked up once causing a minor accident, the other just caused damage to the tires. The accident when the steering failed was fortunately a minor one. But could just as easily been a very serios possibly fatal. Since at the time of the steering loss, there was no way to control the direction of the vehicle, which resulted in damage to a residential homeowners yard and personal property that was located in the yard. The vehicle came to rest between two trees because it was stopped by a tension wire attached to a telephone pole which was struck and became wrapped around the front left tire. If not for that she would have struck a concrete culvert only a few feet away.. we are presently involved in proceedings to have the citation she received dismissed due to faulty equipment. Also I did inquire with Dodge motor Corp re safety recall info...which I was informed that my vehicle has no incomplete recall work, but I also received a car facts report from consumer guide stating that there was a recall and there is no information stating the work had been completed by Dodge to correct the problem. Which if it had been corrected the info would have been updated to show that. If you could please help me with this matter, and possibly save someone from this mess. Also I have a friend who lost her arm from her 95 Neon crash from steering failure of which I was unaware until after mine.

- Floral City, FL, USA

problem #80

Jan 192002

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving downhill, applied brakes and pedal went to the floor. Brakes would not stop vehicle. Had to use emergency brake to stop vehicle. Dealer contacted. Chrysler service center informed consumer that vehicle was not within VIN range for recall 94V026000. Recall attached.

- Browns Mills, NJ, USA

problem #79

Feb 212001

Neon

  • miles
I am requesting an investigation due to the problems I am having with my Neon. I have consulted with other Neon owners and they too are having some of the same repair problems. I have spent more money on major repairs than the actual cost of this car. Please inform me of any recalls on this vehicle. Thank you.

- West Chester, PA, USA

problem #78

Mar 222001

Neon

  • miles
My Dodge Neon sport failed to stop when I pressed the brake pedal. I pressed the pedal harder; the car did not stop. (there was plenty of pedal; the pedal did not go to the floor. I crashed into the vehicle in front of me.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #77

May 301996

Neon

  • miles
This accident while driving at 35mph. The car veered left and pass airbag deployed then driver airbag. I tried to turn the steering to the left but the car did not respond. I sustained injuries of a broken neck. Two months after accident I received the recall notice for both the steering column and the brakes. I believe that the vehicle was purchased by a junkyard however I believe it was rebuilted. I would like to know if there are other reported incidents of this nature.

- Pmpano Beach, LA, USA

problem #76

Dec 232000

Neon

  • miles
I bought the car (1995) used in 1998. A few months later, the master cylinder went out in road construction nearly causing an accident. Had to replace calipers, rotors, brakes and master cylinder. I had a warranty but was told it was not covered. It cost me 1000 dollars. Two months later, I had to replace the brakes again. Had continuous brake noise throughout the next year with a couple more added brake replacements. In Dec. Of 2000, had to replace brake booster. Costing me another 500 dollars in repairs. I am scared to death to drive it. On Jan. 12 of 2001 the ABS light came on and stayed on. I called to see what the worst case scenario would be and I was told 1000 dollars to fix a sensor!!! I want Dodge to pay for the on going brake problem. This is a very serious problem and should be addressed. I have come so close to getting into accidents from the failures of the brake system!! this is a life threatening safety feature that should never had any problems besides the normal wear and tear of the brakes. I am afraid to drive it. Please respond and tell me if there have been any recalls. I was told there was a service bulletin on the brake booster and now I want Dodge to pay for it. Thank you.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #75

Jan 012001

Neon

  • miles
A fuel leak was present inside of vehicle. Also, brakes made squeaking noise on right side off vehicle. Dealership will be notified.

- Ft Irwin, CA, USA

problem #74

May 301996

Neon

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Pompano Beach, FL, USA

problem #73

Oct 202000

Neon

  • miles
Gasket failures (head and transaxle) diagnosed by ultraviolet dye test. Brake deficieny discovered in high speed commuter traffic with near collision. The frequency of the same complaints from many owners suggests that a large recall action is in order before many serious accidents result.

- Madera, CA, USA

problem #72

Aug 091995

Neon

  • miles
Fuel pump - has extra port that is capped with a non-reenforced rubber cap. The rubber cap appears to have exploded on the end of the cap while the car was sitting in a parking lot. The rupture of the cap allowed gasoline to drip about 1 drop per second. On this car the exhaust pipes are close to the fuel tank. Gas fumes were highly noticeable in the passenger compartment. Thank goodness for nonsmoker, no sparks, and a guardian angel...my daugther drove the car 7 miles home. This reminds me of the Ford pinto fire possibilities. Mopar parts does not stock the rubber cap (maybe $1) but will sell the entire fuel pump for just under $300 plus installation. 2) engine - engine failed on cylinder 4 with lost power, etc. Had warranty and most of part/labor covered. Called Chrysler hotline several times and was assured there were no problems being reported with this car (same story at dealer). 3) brakes/air conditioner - failure occurred after car 1 yr old, warranty covered most of costs 4) the failure of the fuel pump component is the most startling of the problems with this car. I sincerely hope that no other Neon owner ever experiences this part failure.

- Georgetown, TX, USA

problem #71

Apr 241997

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving brakes would squeak, and vehicle would slide. Also, transmission is not working properly, and vehicle stalls.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #70

Mar 252000

Neon

  • miles
Was picking up speed ran off shoulder into gravel, turned to pull back and I could not steer, put on brakes and spun around and around across to the other side of road and turned completely around and was hit from behind.

- Leesburg, VA, USA

problem #69

Aug 241999

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
ABS light continually illuminates, and brakes experienced fading. Mjs

- Florence, MS, USA

problem #68

Mar 142000

Neon

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The malfunctioning of front brakes caused loss of vehicle control. Mechanic stated that the front rotor was rusted and delaminated. Had the lamination cracked completely, the front wheel would have locked up, causing complete loss of control.

- Waukesha, WI, USA

problem #67

Dec 011999

Neon

  • miles
Blown head gasket anlong with the front brakes needed replaced and the rear brakes leaking. The speedometer does not work. I know there may be extra miles on my car however most were highway due to allot of traveling so these parts to go out so soon are very dissapointing when I take excellent care of my car

- Port Orchard, WA, USA

problem #66

Nov 021999

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Vehicle brakes experienced locked-up causing vehicle to hit a utility truck. The airbag's experienced no deployment during collision.

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

problem #65

Mar 031999

Neon

  • miles
While driving at 35 mph without and with no prior warning vehicle stalls and accelerates on its own. Also upon applying the brakes, pedal is soft and the vehicle overheats and shuts down.

- Burbank, CA, USA

problem #64

Aug 051999

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
On multiple occations the brakes fail to stop the car resulting in a grinding noise and increased stopping distance. Dealer service men say they have not beeen able to recreate the problem.

- American Canyon, CA, USA

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