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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

engine problem

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1998 Dodge Neon Owner Comments (Page 7 of 8)

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problem #25

Dec 021999

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles

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

Vehicle has experienced various problems with the engine. While vehicle was in motion T engine light illuminated. Head gaskets blew which caused oil leakage onto the engine block. Dealer5 has replaced the engine gaskets, the sensor and engine filter.

- San Rafeal, CA, USA

problem #24

Dec 021999

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Vehicle has experienced various problems with the engine. While vehicle was in motion T engine light illuminated. Head gaskets blew which caused oil leakage onto the engine block. Dealer5 has replaced the engine gaskets, the sensor and engine filter.

- San Rafeal, CA, USA

problem #23

Oct 141999

Neon

  • miles
The vehicle was parked in garage overnight. Next day noticed an oil leak on floor. Took vehicle to private mechanic & was informed it was engine head gaskets that caused the leakage. Contacted dealership & was informed new vehicles have corrected, but different type/style of head gaskets. Head gaskets are yet to be repaired.

- Manfield, OH, USA

problem #22

Nov 151998

Neon

  • miles

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

Vehicle has been experiencing problem with engine hesitatation during starting / ideling. Dealer notified, and informed consume rthat the engine valves were misfiring. Dealer was unable to correct problem. Seeking help or provide additional information on this matter.

- Neillsville, WI, USA

problem #21

Sep 301999

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Oil leaking form under engine. Took vehicle to an indepentent repair shop. Consumer was informed that there was a blown head gasket/ a warped engine head, and a blown seal crankshaft. Dealer performed repairs under warranty, and consumer wanted to report this incident to NHTSA.

- Antioch, CA, USA

problem #20

Sep 301999

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Oil leaking form under engine. Took vehicle to an indepentent repair shop. Consumer was informed that there was a blown head gasket/ a warped engine head, and a blown seal crankshaft. Dealer performed repairs under warranty, and consumer wanted to report this incident to NHTSA.

- Antioch, CA, USA

problem #19

Sep 301999

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles

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

Oil leaking form under engine. Took vehicle to an indepentent repair shop. Consumer was informed that there was a blown head gasket/ a warped engine head, and a blown seal crankshaft. Dealer performed repairs under warranty, and consumer wanted to report this incident to NHTSA.

- Antioch, CA, USA

problem #18

Aug 231999

Neon

  • miles
Being that this is a new car I did not expect that the head gasket would go. Upon talking to service repair advisors at my local dealer they informed me that this has been common for the Neons. They have seen defective gaskets, but the Chrysler Corp. Has not yet notified or sent out a recall notice for this. My car also experienced several elecrtical anomolies as I was told. The check engine light came on repeatedly and no codes were found that signified a problem so the service man just kept reseting the light. This of course was not acceptable for me, so I had them replace the sending unit to the light(computer control unit). Unfortunetly the problem persists(4 attempts at repairs have been made). I have found no resolve for my problem, thus I contact you. Hoping for any advice or help this may provide.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #17

Dec 141998

Neon

  • miles
While driving car constantly cuts of.,if going up any type of grade at 25mph the car over heats and cuts off.

- Lake Havasu, AZ, USA

problem #16

Aug 141999

Neon

  • miles
While the car was parked the consumer noticed that there was oil dripping under the car. Dealer diagnosed the car as having blown head gaskets.

- Haverhill, MA, USA

problem #15

Sep 221998

Neon

  • miles

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

Steering wheel and gasket failure.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #14

Jan 011999

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving at any speed and shfting to another gear, the vehicle jerks and shakes and there is a leakage within the transmssion. Also, front of the vehicle where the motor mounts are located on the bottom and the top, broke and there was some type of leakage.

- Lakewood, CA, USA

problem #13

Jul 201999

Neon

  • miles
Noticed oil leaking from under engine.took vehicle to an independent repair shop. Consumer was informed that there was a blown head gasket/a warped engine head, and a blown seal crankshaft. Dealer performed repairs under warranty, and consumer wanted to report this incident to NHTSA.

- Antioch, CA, USA

problem #12

Jul 201999

Neon

  • miles
Noticed oil leaking from under engine.took vehicle to an independent repair shop. Consumer was informed that there was a blown head gasket/a warped engine head, and a blown seal crankshaft. Dealer performed repairs under warranty, and consumer wanted to report this incident to NHTSA.

- Antioch, CA, USA

problem #11

Jul 201999

Neon

  • miles
Noticed oil leaking from under engine.took vehicle to an independent repair shop. Consumer was informed that there was a blown head gasket/a warped engine head, and a blown seal crankshaft. Dealer performed repairs under warranty, and consumer wanted to report this incident to NHTSA.

- Antioch, CA, USA

problem #10

May 171999

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Engine head gaskets are leaking oil due to aluminum engine which could result in engine failure.

- Congers, NY, USA

problem #9

Mar 151999

Neon

  • miles
Head gasket blew at 44,000 miles. No extended warrenty. $950 to fix

- Springfield, OH, USA

problem #8

Mar 201999

Neon

  • miles
Head gasket blew at 44,000, two exhuast valves not seated. No extended warranty.

- Springfield, OH, USA

problem #7

Mar 211999

Neon

  • miles
Engine head gasket failed, this is a common enough problem with the engines used in these cars that Chrysler has issued serveral tsbs on it. None of the failures to my knowledge have to date caused anything worse than overheating due to oil/coolant loss, but could potentially cause more serious damage if left unrepaired for any length of time.

- Hudson, MA, USA

problem #6

Mar 221999

Neon

  • miles
Head gasket failed.

- Hudson, MA, USA

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