Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 engine problems

engine problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1998 Dodge Neon:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1998 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #7

Mar 022001

(reported on)

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Was taking off when throttle would suddenly accelerated. Throttle would be wide open. Took vehicle to dealership, and was informed by mechanic that problem could not be duplicated. The sudden acceleration occured twice and the vehicle was unsafe to drive.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #6

Jan 142001

Neon

  • miles
After numerous oil changes, engine check light suddenly started flashing while on expressway and car lurched, then shut down completely. At dealership I was informed that engine threw a rod through the oil pan. I'm convinced this is related to the numerous complaints of the head gasket in the engine, since they all seem to have oil leaks in common.

- Northville, MI, USA

problem #5

Jan 172001

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Vehicle would hesitate for awhile before it would suddenly accelerate on its own. Sometimes would surge forward when gas pedal pressed lightly. Have taken to dealership numerous times to have problem repaired. Problem been happening for over 2 1/2 years.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 011998

Neon

  • miles

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

I no longer have my car, as of August 16, 2000 I returned it to the bank. The warranty has long since expired and the cost to maintain the car with all of the problems it has proved to be more than I could afford, and much more than the car was worth. My main objective here is to make sure the problems I had are known so that maybe it will prevent someone from being seriously hurt or killed. Granted some of the problems such as leaks around the doors and trunk are not as serious, others such as the steering knuckle wearing out and having to be replaced, which needed to be replaced again when I returned my car last week, transmission problems, and throttle body problems that cause the car to stall, which could lead to an accident. I realize that I will never get any of the money back I have spent on the car, but if this keeps even one person from getting hurt or killed it will be more than worthwhile. Chrysler has done nothing but give me the run around, I went through arbitration, and retained a lawyer for the lemon law, but the dealerships failure to document each time my car was in for repairs, made it my word against theirs, so there was nothing I could do legally to make them pay. I know of 4 other individuals who have had several of the same problems I have had. I can provide you with a copy of all my service records I have, if it will help you. Please check into this before someone is seriously hurt in these cars. They are a death trap.

- Westminster, SC, USA

problem #3

Aug 082000

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 50-55mph steering wheel locked, causing driver to lose control, resulting in a collision with minor injuries. The vehicle accelerates suddenly and the brakes locked. The vehicle could not be repaired after accident due to inferior structure and body. This vehicle was sold by deceptive tactics and to cover up prior accident, the dealer refused to reveal service records.

- Santa Anna, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 061999

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experiencing sudden acceleration, dealer can not locate problem.

- Strongsvil, OH, USA

problem #1

Feb 221998

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Throttle body failed, having trouble getting part in order to correct engine surging and stalling.

- Camp Dougl, WI, USA

Not what you are looking for?