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Plymouth Neon Problems

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.

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

When the trunk lid weatherstrip (seal) is worn, the lid may rattle, water may leak into the trunk, or dust may get into the trunk. After installing a new trunk lid (deck lid) weatherstrip, be sure to adjust the trunk slam bumpers so the power trunk latch opens the trunk on the first attempt.

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.

Plymouth 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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Plymouth Neon Questions and Answers

fraggle_rock28, 1995 Plymouth Neon, Payson, UT

The speedometer in my car doesn't work at all. The gauge that shows RPMs is working, but not the speedometer. I just wanted to know which part would need to be replaced, if any, and if it woul...

LisaLove81, 1995 Plymouth Neon, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, SOHC, Englewood, OH

I hit a bump and lost all power. Popped the hood & noticed one of the battery cables came off. Secured but all lights/fuses had blown. Replaced all but the flasher. Now I have front lights no b...

panther66, 1995 Plymouth Neon, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, SOHC, Manchester, IA

it seems like it is missing sometimes, and sounds like maybe a lifter, cause i can here tic,tic,tic?

fordman4ever, 1995 Plymouth Neon, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, DOHC, Saline, MI

no fuel at fuel rail will start on starter fluid and no fuel at rail. changed fuel pump relay and no trigger to pump.

roddin39, 1995 Plymouth Neon, Saint Petersburg, FL

1995 neon will only start with the gas pedal to the floor.after that it idles fine. any ideas?
thanks

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Plymouth Neon Reviews

The brake light wiring system/switch in my car needs to be replaced in order to get the brake lights and back flashers working again. I cannot find an online diagram for this system overhaul. Please help.

It's just been a great car...this one is edging up on 200K, so probably nearing its end, but I said that at 140K, and since then it has reliably shipped me from the East Coast to Kansas and back no less than 8 times, to Florida and back twice, transported members of Congress in Washington, DC traffic with the "best A/C on the Hill," and now gets me to either work or school and back 50+ mi. round trip with not much problem.

The thing will never pass NJ emissions, but I manage to get around that...by now, the struts are mostly shot, she goes through brake pads like gramma goes through diapers, and the headlights are so oxidized that they aren't bright enough to go over about 60mph because you just can't see that far!

my personal experience with this car is good/bad. i love the steering and the acceleration. i hate the fact that it just dies and i cant diagnose the problem without spending 200 bucks to figure out what is wrong!

a fine car for around town & short trips. It rides a little rough with more than 2 passengers and you can really feel the drop in performance.

This was my first car. Very good car until the head gasket decides to blow on you. I think after 1999 they did some improvments to the Neon but from 1995 to 1999, BEWARE!!!! These cars are in the junk yard for a reason. I really liked this car but the Head Gasket the big issue. Other than that This car is perfect.

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