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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,782 miles

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1998 Dodge Neon engine problems

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1998 Dodge Neon Owner Comments (Page 5 of 8)

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problem #65

Jan 152001

Neon

  • miles

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

Head gasket failure @ 65000 miles thats bogus.

- Tempe, AZ, USA

problem #64

Jan 122001

Neon

  • miles
Engine's headgasket was leaking oil. The cost of the replacement of the headgasket was $544.88. I got it replaced by norwood Dodge. I firmly believe that the headgasket was defective, and that the government should order Chrysler to issue a recall. Thank you for your assistance

- Jamaica Plain, MA, USA

problem #63

Dec 222000

Neon

  • miles
Head gasket failure with very low mileage, seems to be a common problem with this vehicle from researching the internet.

- Maysville, KY, USA

problem #62

Nov 282000

Neon

  • miles

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

While driving head gasket malfunctioned, causing engine problems, and vehicle overheating and stalling unexpectedly which may result in a crash. Common problem.

- Oak Lawn, IL, USA

problem #61

Dec 132000

Neon

  • miles
Replacement of head gasket with only 19K miles.

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #60

Dec 072000

Neon

  • miles
Head cylinder gasket failure leaving only one quart of oil in engine, oil light did not come on to warn us of low oil.

- Waterford, ME, USA

problem #59

Dec 082000

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles

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

Blown head gasket at 30,000, missing, hesitation, now loud noise on cold start may be power steering pump? also loud popping noise coming from suspension.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #58

Apr 122000

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer took car into dealer for a front end problem. Mechanic put car on the lift and noticed a problem with engine gasket. The radiator was also replaced.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #57

Oct 262000

Neon

  • miles
Needs new head gasket at 62,000 miles. Paint is fogging up on the back for no reason. This is ridiculous and I see that there are many others complaining os similiar nature. The problem with the steering column going out is a major problem. That needs to be dealt with immediately along with the head gasket. This is a seriously issue and needs to be dealt with immediately.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #56

Oct 242000

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Leaking oil.

- Albia, IA, USA

problem #55

Aug 232000

Neon

  • miles

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

Cylinder head gasket failure

- Santa Maria, CA, USA

problem #54

Sep 192000

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Engine head gasket has been replaced twice and will need to be replaced again. First gasket replaced at 45, 000 miles, second gasket about 98,000. Vehicle currently has 132,000 miles.

- Zachariah, KY, USA

problem #53

Feb 011999

Neon

  • miles
Front motor mount failed.

- Joshua Tree, CA, USA

problem #52

Mar 221999

Neon

  • miles
Head gasket failed.

- Hudson, MA, USA

problem #51

Jul 072000

Neon

  • miles
Dash gauges failed due to printed circuit board failure: Head gasket failed and replaced by dealer with mls gasket: Fuel pump failed replaced by dealer under warranty

- Florence, KY, USA

problem #50

Aug 082000

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
At 87,000 miles gasket have busted, causing a major oil leak. Chrysle has been contacted.

- Hopewell, VA, USA

problem #49

Jul 072000

Neon

  • miles
Went in for regular service and they noticed a oil leak coming from the head gasket. Contacted dealer.

- Borden, IN, USA

problem #48

Jan 312000

Neon

  • miles
Head gasket began leaking around 48,000 miles and was replaced by myself at 54,000 miles.

- Rockford, IL, USA

problem #47

Jun 012000

Neon

  • miles
Chrysler knows that there is a defect in the head gasket and has "secret warranty" which Chrysler has extended the warranty up to 5 years/100,000 miles. It is difficult to get dealers to honor this warranty.

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #46

Jun 032000

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
At only 19000 miles the car has blown the head gasket, the front drivers side tire split down the side in several places, both drive belts broke causing dead cells in the battery, now temp gauge goes to red when in traffic with A/C working.dealer replaced head gasket and belts but cant find the overheating problem. What a piece of junk!!!!

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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