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8.5

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

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1998 Dodge Neon engine problems

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1998 Dodge Neon Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #43

Jul 062004

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 116,000 miles

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

I purchased a 1998 Neon espresso in June of 2004. On about July 2004 my car died. I had it towed and had over $1,800 of engine work done. After work was done they stated my rear seal was leaking and wanted over $600 to repair this.

- Lakewood, OH, USA

problem #42

Jan 192003

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,750 miles
1998 Dodge Neon hs 2 door model has had an oil leak for approx. 6 months. Took it to the shop today and was told it was a blown head gasket. Shop owner told me of 4 other Neons he has had to service for the same blown head gasket and that Neon owners are lucky if their car hits 40,000 miles without this problem. I know 2 other people with Neons and they have had this problem also. I was told this would cost me $550 to fix. It is in the process of being fixed right now, but I feel a recall needs to be done to solve this.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #41

Jun 012002

Neon

  • miles
My 98 Neon has a failed head gasket contacted a local dealership and was told only original owner and under 70,000 miles was considered for assistance by Chrysler on repair. I was told to call back on Monday (I called on a Saturday) to speak with the service manager for more assistance on the matter. I was also given a quote for repair and even told by the parts person that they keep the gasket package in stock due to the known issue. The quote was $124 for the gasket package (parts) and $336 labor plus tax. I would like to know why Chrysler has not been required to issue a recall on this well known problem. Judy & jeremy ambrose

- Seneca, WI, USA

problem #40

Nov 122002

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles

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

Dealer can't get me in for 6 days B/C he said that they didn't know what was wrong, even though a garage told me. If it blows in that time, I should not be liable for all additional costs, ie. Blown engine there's a tsb out on this, but there should be a recall. I also now have to pay for a rental car.

- Fridley, MN, USA

problem #39

May 012002

Neon

  • miles
Defective head gasket - 98 Neon.

- Maple Shade, NJ, USA

problem #38

Oct 012002

Neon

  • miles
I bought my vehicle new with less than 50 miles on it. I haven't had any major problems with the vehicle until I reached 80,000 miles. At this time I noticed a qt. Oil loss at my oil change (every 3000 miles). I called my father whom is a auto mechanic to see what the possibilities where. He advised me to inspect the drives side, after outboard portion on my engine where the head and block bolt together, for and oil leak. This is where my mothers 1996 Neon is leaking oil from. And sure enough, this is the exact spot where my engine is leaking oil from. The dealership was notifed. I was told for $900 and some odd dollards my car could be repaired.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

problem #37

Feb 202002

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles

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

Vehicle started to make noise when driving. Dealer was contacted, and technician noticed that bearings and block were worn. Engine was replaced.

- Bethel, CT, USA

problem #36

Dec 012001

Neon

  • miles
No summary listed for abov evehicle.

- Charlottesville, VA, USA

problem #35

May 072001

Neon

  • miles
These problems appear to be intimate with the Neon '95 through '98. No safety defec tmentioned.

- North Andover, MA, USA

problem #34

Dec 102000

Neon

  • miles
No summary listed for abov evehicle.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #33

Apr 012001

Neon

  • miles

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

No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Northfeild, NJ, USA

problem #32

May 012001

Neon

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #31

Mar 261999

Neon

  • miles
Oil leak at 42,000 took to dealership told nothing wrong it was over flow. Still leaking oil called and they have no record of bring car in. Called again to see if there was a recall on car dealership said they have no problems with this make and modle of car. I have talked with 15 other Neon owners and every one of them have the same problem. Somethings need to be done I do not have $600 to fix the car and feel that the manf. Needs to fix my car at no cost to me. This a problem that most everyone with this veh. Has thank you

- Sanford, NC, USA

problem #30

Jan 192001

Neon

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Weed, CA, USA

problem #29

Feb 012001

Neon

  • miles
Replaced blown head gasket.... new gasket was of superior quality and design than original. The manufacturer obviously redesigned it due to a faulty original design.

- Coarsegold, CA, USA

problem #28

Jul 012000

Neon

  • miles
No summary listed in above vehicle.

- Gainesville, GA, USA

problem #27

Dec 011998

Neon

  • miles
My Neon has been repaired for spark plugs, engine misfires, check engine light triggered, brakes are very noisy but according to dealership-need no replacement, sunroof repaired twice; it fell off track and wouldn't shut in the middle of winter, recently the head gasket is leaking; windows leak air, oxygen sensor needed repair, warranty has paid for itself plus more.....I am waiting for the next problem.

- Montgomery, IL, USA

problem #26

Mar 152000

Neon

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Elkhorn, KY, USA

problem #25

Dec 152000

Neon

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Manteca, CA, USA

problem #24

Dec 012000

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Anna, TX, USA

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