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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
65,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. paid out of pocket to fix (1 reports)
1997 Dodge Neon engine problems

engine problem

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1997 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 062006

(reported on)

Neon EX

  • 65,000 miles


20,000: engine light keeps coming on, dealer doesn't know why.. charged me $40 anyway 40,000: front brakes need replacing (I drive like an old lady, cant afford tickets or repairs) $400 45,000: O2 sensors fail $300 50,000: ignition switch wont work $400 55,000: brake failure!! Peddle wont budge $500 60,000: fuel gauge doesn't work $500 65,000: head gasket leaks oil and coolant, costly repair $750 (was why at 20,000 light came on but dealer didnt want to admit while under warranty) 80,000: EGR valve fails $500 85,000: fuel gauge doesn't work again, cant afford to fix 95,000: ignition switch doesn't work again $400 100,000: paint falling off car! leaves ugly grey patches: put tremclad on the patches. looks horrible 120,000: water pump blows up $750 (high price because of stupid design into timing belt)

- , Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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