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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
125,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
1996 Dodge Neon seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1996 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 262007

(reported on)

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

First, the mileage stated isn't accurate. It was my son's car so I don't know what the mileage was at the time of accident.

He was going the speed limit but skidded on some ice and gravel. This pushed him into the oncoming traffic lane where he was hit by a truck on the passenger side. His airbag did not inflate and his seat belt did not hold him in place. He was thrown over to the passenger side where the seat belt aparatus on that side split his head open. He has been in the hospital ICU wing since Dec. 5 2006. He was in a coma for about a month and Dr.'s are not sure if he will ever fully recover. I just don't know what to do or where to go to help my son and would like feedback on what I should be doing to insure that he gets the care he needs and that it will be paid for when his insurance runs out. I have been told that the manufacturer of the Neon can't be held responsible because it was a side impact. Even if the airbag was in the steering wheel and ment for a front impact shouldn't the seat belt have held him in place? It was this car's safety features that put my son in the condition that he is in and I feel that the manufacturer should take at least some responsibility for the seriousness of my son's health.

I would appreciate any help and information you can offer,

Thank you

- , North Adams, MA, USA

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