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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,023 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Dodge Neon electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 232008


  • 0 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Dodge Neon. The speedometer isnt operating normally and doesn't display the speed; however, if you tap on the dashboard it began operating normally. The inoperable speedometer is a safety issue since it doesn┐T display the correct speed. The heat gauge also failed to show the proper temperature, displayed over heating and failed to work properly. The noise from the heating system is also a distraction and a safety risk. The current mileage was 137,000 and the failure mileage was unknown.

- Hillsboro, MO, USA

problem #7

Jun 282006

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
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 #6

Nov 292004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,187 miles
While driving the left front door speaker started to burn. Consumer put the fire out and called the manufacturer.

- Lackawanna, NY, USA

problem #5

Mar 072003


  • 74,000 miles


There was a smell of gas and the vehicle stalled, the vehicle was taken back to the dealer and they replaced a part within the computer.

- Jamaica, NY, USA

problem #4

May 042001

(reported on)


  • miles
Electrical system had malfunctioned while driving. This caused vehcle to stall out. Was able to restart vehicle for a short while before it shut down again. Managed to get vehicle to dealership, and mechanic indicated that computer brain needed to be replaced. Work was done, drove vehicle for a while, and same problem reappeared. Took vehicle back to dealership, it's still there.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 012000


  • miles
The 1998 Dodge Neon that I bought has been nothing but a problem. Along with numerous, and I do mean numerous electrical problems, the head gasket has blown twice. And as we all know they are not cheap to replace. Dodge should be made to reimburse all such problems.

- Mcconnelsville, OH, USA

problem #2

Mar 272000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer noticed that passenger's airbag was trying to come out of cover due to warping, the airbag came out of position. Gear shift can be move out of park without the key in the ignition due to failure of the interlock system. Head gasket failure resulted in oil leakage. Problems with the interior lighting system due to missing door ajar switch bumper. All speakers need replacing due to noise distortion. Possible electrical shortage is causing the steering wheel/column to make noise as well as flashing of the instrument dash lights..

- Statesville, NC, USA

problem #1

Jul 091998


  • miles
The date that I put down earlier, is the first time the engine check light came on. It happened again on 7/29/98, mileage 3,549; again on 10/22/98, mileage 8,234; 11/12/99, mileage 27,421; and again on 1/10/00, mileage 31,000. Everytime this happens, my car looses power! I am on the highway all the time and this is a very big problem. Also, when this happens my rear defroster does not work properly and my radio sounds funny. This car has been in numerous times and they cannot seem to fix it. My warrenty will be up very soon and I am still having the same problem. The car is starting again to loose power, but it will run like this for quite awhile before the light comes on! this is very obviously a manufacuturer defect and they do not want to take responsbility for it!

- Seekonk, MA, USA

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