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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,599 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 engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Dodge Neon Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #3

May 011998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Oil seal failure.

- Westminste, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 211999

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving and stepping on the gas pedal the vehicle misfires/backfires, and also stalls out. Dealer has tried to repair and problem still exists.

- Hayward, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 101998


  • miles
The dealer is trying to blame excessive carbon buildup in an eight month old engine on poor gas. Their proposed a fix is running engine cleaner through the combustion system. It hardly seems practical to assume that the combustion system will have to be cleaned every 12,000 miles on a modern automobile running on gasoline from national companies such as amoco and shell. The dealer claims that this is a common problem with all cars nowadays.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

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