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Dodge Neon Problems

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

Spark plug tube seals fail, causing the tubes to fill with engine oil and the engine to misfire. As a result, the engine may run poorly and fuel economy can suffer.

Miscellaneous -- lupusdoll and 16 others

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 -- Verified

There have been reports of premature head gasket failure; an updated gasket design is available to correct this problem.

Engine -- Verified

An engine Oil leak may develop at the cam sensor o-ring seal. Our technicians tell us this is often misdiagnosed as an external head gasket leak.

Dodge Neon Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., July 15, 1997

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Chrysler is recalling certain 1997 Dodge Dakota, Neon, and Viper; Jeep Grand Cherokee and Wrangler; and Plymouth Neon models because the air bag may deploy without warning when the ignition switch is turned off. Unexpected air bag deployment can result in occupant injury. Dealers will replace the air bag control module.

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Body, Interior & Misc., November 12, 2000

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The information on how to secure a car seat properly using tether anchors using step by step, illustrated procedures is missing. Improper attachment of child seat tether straps to vehicle tether anchors could cause a child safety issue in a collision. Owners were sent an addendum to the owners manual that addresses tether strap installation.

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Brakes, December 6, 1996

Summary: THE FUEL AND REAR BRAKE TUBES CAN EXPERIENCE ACCELERATED CORROSION BETWEEN THE TUBES AND A RUBBER ISOLATOR.

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Brakes, February 9, 1994

Summary: THE REAR BRAKE HOSE MOUNTING BRACKET SCREWS CAN FAIL ALLOWING THE BRAKE HOSES TO MOVE OUT OF POSITION. THE UNRESTRAINED HOSES ARE THEN SUSCEPTIBLE TO DAMAGE WHICH COULD RESULT IN BRAKE FLUID LEAKAGE.

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Brakes, June 10, 1996

Summary: THE BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER CAN LEAK BRAKE FLUID DUE TO A DAMAGED DOUBLE LIP REAR PISTON SEAL.

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Dodge Neon Questions and Answers

jingle, 1995 Dodge Neon, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Albuquerque, NM

a/c makes a squelling or whinning noise when compressor is on,now it dosn't cool at all. when defroster is on it makes no noise at all when the compressor is on. noise is only there when the a...

trae, 1995 Dodge Neon, Leesville, LA

Most of the time my car runs good but occassionally it will just stop running and then sometimes it will start right back up and other times it won't eventually it will but it is unprdictable ...

outhouse, 1995 Dodge Neon, Monroe Township, NJ

Does the rotor, (four lug), pull off of the hub or does it have to be pressed off? It is not coming loose and it may just be rusted on. It's my daughters car and I do not have or want to pur...

mariapdx, 1995 Dodge Neon, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Portland, OR

How does the clutch cable connect to shifter arm? Is there a web site with a diagram?

marshalll, 1995 Dodge Neon, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Hampton, GA

my gear shifter does not go into gear. moves around but not grabbing any of the gears

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Dodge Neon Reviews

the car steering wheel is hard to turn right or left it seems to be locked everything else is good there is 10300,miles can someone help me understand why its hard to turn what maybe a solution to fix this problem my friends said the car still looks new wow

2001 neon 11 yrs old 79721 miles been good car up to about 2 months, started loosing power on the way to work ping noise from engine running very rough check engine light used code reader 2 codes bad fuel mixture misfire number 3 found broken spark plug changed problem still there took to shop. number 3 cylinder piston has hole in it shop took picture through spark plug hole I've worked on cars 40 years and never seen this

My car has always been reliable...up to the now 88,000 miles.
Only two major issues have been...since a wreck in front end many years back...(not my fault; repaired)...the A/C was NEVER fixed right..by THREE different garages. So now I have NO A/C...and the SUMMERS KEEP GETTING HOTTER..MAKES ME REALLY ANGRY. Also...since 2009...the bottom side boards keep re-rusting; I had them redone twice; now there is a HOLE. I think I may be ready to trade it in...only due to no A/C & the rust. ALWAYS BEEN A GOOD CAR THOUGH. Loved the light metallic green.

I bought my 2000 Neon ES used in 2006 and they will have to pry it my cold dead fingers off the wheel to get it away from me! The car has been very good to me even tho I did a lot of work to it, by choice. I replaced the head due to worn cam saddles,and just replaced the rear brakes @131,xxx miles. Unknown if they were original. While I was in there the rear brake cylinders were leaking so I replaced them @ 25.00 for the set. 2years ago the factory radiator started to leak and I intsalled a new one for 100.0. the car has always started up no matter the weather. This is my second Neon, the first being a 1999 Neon HP Sport coupe with the 2.0 DOHC. I sold it and the kid trashed it, so sadly it is no more. I would recommend a Neon to anyone.

so my girl hit awal mart bag a week ago,and the neon has been overhating since,where is the air intake under the front of my car so i can check for debris.

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