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10.0

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

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1998 Dodge Neon steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 222002

Neon

  • miles

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

Consumer states that one of the bolts that hold the steering wheel to the column has separated and the other is lose. The dealer has been notified. Nlm

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #5

Aug 082000

Neon

  • miles
On 08/08/00, as I was making a right turn, the steering wheel "locked" and I was unable to successfully complete the turn. I hit the brakes hard to stop my car from hitting another vehicle. I had to yank the wheel hard to get it to turn the wheels. Left my car w/ dealer who informed me that the reason why the steering whel locked was because I had just gone thru a puddle and it wet the belt causing it to lose "traction". if this is the case, then this will happen again and not when I go thru a puddle. Maybe in the rain. If I "need" it to swerve away from danger, I may find myself a "sitting duck". is there some way to cover this area so water will not make the steering belt lose traction?

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #4

Jul 122000

Neon

  • miles
Wow! just want you to know steering wheel on Neons is locking mid-turn (3 I know of) I have traded mine in, but it has happened 3X in a month to friend who will be contacting you and to aquaintence, as well. Dealer says "nothing is wrong" as it does not lock when they drive it. (the steering unlocks as mysteriously as it locks)

- Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #3

Aug 082000

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

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

Sep 221998

Neon

  • miles
Steering wheel and gasket failure.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #1

May 281999

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
When driving in the rain steering wheel locked up when making a right turn. First three times and the last time two weeks ago, steering locked up while consumer was making a left turn. Consumer took vehicle to dealership twice, and and dealer cannot duplicate problem.

- Garland, TX, USA

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