2003 Dodge Neon Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Dodge Neon

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2003 Dodge Neon Problems

Flooding in trunk and floor boards

The trunk seems to fill with water when it rains or you wash ir, then runs under the back seat and floods the floor boards, front and back, this causes mold, mildew and rust, not to mention oder. the problem is water leaks in around the tail light seals and bolts also around the seal of the trunk. Chrysler is aware of this problem but no recalls and they wont correct it. It is a manufactureers defect. a little silicone around the tail light s...

Engine May Overheat Due to Cooling Fan Not Turning On

The radiator cooling fan may fail to turn on resulting in an engine overheating condition, or The fan may not turn off once it is on. Chrysler has released a service bulletin to address this issue. The repair involves install a jumper wire harness and new cooling fan relay.

Odor from HVAC vents

Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.

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2003 Dodge Neon Questions

Why wont my car run ? (1 answer)

It wont run it turns on but it wont run when i accelerate it it wont move it stays on 0 the breaks and steering wheel feel loose when i try to run it.

Why a 5 speed transmission will not go into any gear while engine is running? (1 answer)

My manual transmission will go into any gear with engine off.
With engine running, when I try to shift into gear, any gear I can feel something catch and try to slightly move in that direction.
As well I have no engine code and master cylinder seems to be working, as I can see the slave cylind...

Battery go dead after car shut off. No visable open circiuts. (1 answer)

New. Battery. Car drivrsd wel
No coding.

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2003 Dodge Neon Reviews

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based on 3 customer reviews
I got my neon a year and a half ago now with 55000 miles for 3500$. very pleased with the deal i went a year and a half trouble free with just regular oil changes, this summer the transmission failed at about 76000 miles because the trans cooler was integrated into the radiator and it cracked and began cycling coolant through my transmission. ball joints and control arm bushings, probably parti...
I have driven this car for seven years and it still has the original battery and tires. No repairs except oil changes. Mileage is good. Still only have 28000 miles but so far its a very dependable car.
bought this car in march of 2003 and is very reliable. changed battery and anti-freeze in 2008 only because they were 5 years old. replaced tires in 2010 at 45000 miles with generals..gets 29+/- mpg around town. have had no problems except regular mtn...has a/t a/c pw bra pw ste pw wind pw locks cd player. a friend i work with offered me 5500 dollars for it, not bad since i paid about 11000 f...

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