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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
11 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Dodge Neon body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #9

Jun 282006

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Trunk full of water - trunk & light seals are bad - why hasn't there been a recall on this safety feature? lights have to work and mold is deadly!

- Port Trevoron, PA, USA

problem #8

May 051998

Neon 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 100 miles
Rain water accumulates in the trunk gathering around the spare tire. This has happened since purchase.

- Solana Beach, CA, USA

problem #7

Jun 242002

Neon

  • miles
Whenever it rains rear bench seat floor, drivers and passenger side, there is a puddle of water. Consumer feels water is coming in from the trunk.

- Schenectady, NY, USA

problem #6

Sep 202001

Neon

  • miles

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

Water leaks around rear light assembly through gaping holes underneath trunk lid. Water has been collecting there for quite some time and collects in the spare tire well and in the back seat passenger floorboards. The rug in the back is soaked after it rains overnight. It appears that th water collects in the rear light well. And somehow trickles down. Must of had gallons in there before I knew what was going on.

- Kingston, NY, USA

problem #5

Aug 282001

Neon

  • miles
Trunk is leaking around tail lights causing serious water damage. It has leaked down the trunk into the cab, ruining the carpet, padding and foam in the rear seat. There are large gaps between the tail lights and the seal. The car has never been in an accident, which indicates that this is a manufacturing/design problem.

- Conroe, TX, USA

problem #4

Apr 212000

Neon

  • miles
For as much as I pay per month on this vehicle, it has been nothing but constant problems. I am a single mom and cannot afford to have my only vehicle in the shop every time I turn around. It seems that most of my problems are common in the Neons. No afety defect listed in the summary.

- Smithfield, VA, USA

problem #3

Aug 231999

Neon

  • miles

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

This car has gone dead twice in the last year and a half while driving.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 301998

Neon

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Bumper cover & trunk lid assembly experiencing failure.

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 081998

Neon

  • miles
Consumer has a head injury due to the design of the trunk, there is nothing to hold the trunk up.

- Wharton, NJ, USA

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