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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 3
Average Mileage:
16,500 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.

2001 Dodge Neon brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 122006

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles


: the contact stated while applying brake pressure at 40 mph on the highway, there was an increased stopping distance which resulted in a rear end collision, and the airbags did not deploy. The contact was wearing a seat belt, but minor injuries were sustained. The vehicle sustained extensive front end damage. The police were alerted, and a report was taken. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The manufacturer was not alerted.

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #3

Mar 122003


  • miles
When the brakes were applied, the pedal went all the way to the floor, which caused the vehicle to crash into an embankment.

- Kahului, HI, USA

problem #2

Jan 132003

(reported on)

Neon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated while stopped at a light, as she attempted to step on the gas, the pedal began to act erratic, which caused the vehicle to hit the person in front and would not stop. The vehicle was repaired, but now it hesitates when driving or stopping. Other problems are as followed: The electrical lights and alarms, engine/cooling system, equipment(not spec), fuel system, heater/defrost/vent, park brake, power train, serv. Brakes, steering, structure, suspension, visual systems, the air bag module, (brain of the vehicle) computer, and a cracked motor head. Cause of incident: Wear/corrosion/rust, locks, and stability.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 102003

(reported on)

Neon 4-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
When vehicle exceed speeds of 50 mph, the vehicle will vibrate, the vibration becomes worse when brakes are applied. Theere is also a grinding noise, but the brake pad or rotor are not worn. The dealership cannot locate the cause of the problem.

- Florissant, MO, USA

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