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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Dodge Neon engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #10

Oct 142002

Neon

  • miles

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

When starting vehicle cold. There is a loud internal knocking noise from engine. I am a professional auto mechanic, I suspect piston slap. In my opinion, this condition is not normal as stated by the dealer and the factory.

- Valley Springs, CA, USA

problem #9

Sep 202002

Neon

  • miles
Engine idle rough. Idle speed drops below 500 RPM. Throttle sticks open causing to surge at high rate of speed (2 occurances) engine lose of power, especially up small inclines. A/C or accessories have no effect on idle RPM. Dealer recommend super grade gas (against manf recommendations) 2 dealers unable to duplicate problem. At 70mph engine hesitates and stalls, again dealer unable to dup. Engine check light illuminated. However no codes are displayed for dealer. Overall, engine idle bad, throttle sticks, vehicle stalls. Driving skills have prevented accident. What can be done? nlm

- Englewood, CO, USA

problem #8

Mar 012002

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission, the first time needed the seals and caps replaced, the second time it needed to be flushed, then the battery blew up, then the lifters in the engine and the rods went bad and I need to get the engine replaced.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #7

Nov 262001

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle stalled at 55 mph, lost all power and functions. Consumer was not able to restart vehicle. Towed to dealer, PCM was replaced. Vehicle stalled 2 more times since then at various speeds. Dealer could not remedy problem, and installed co Pilot. Consumer states that on 14-Apr-2002 vehicle stalled for the fourth time, dealer couldn?T duplicate the problem and consumer is concerned about her safety.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #6

Mar 012001

Neon

  • miles
Vehicle stalled at any speed, and stalled 6 times. Dealer could not find cause.

- Saxton, PA, USA

problem #5

Jul 272001

Neon

  • miles
When you reach any speed during the day only when you slow down to a stop it tries to stall.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #4

Feb 282001

Neon

  • miles

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

Consumer states engine makes a knocking sound, bogs down while shifting, and has lost power and speed, vehicle surges while driving at speeds of 50-60 mph.

- Arlington, WA, USA

problem #3

May 192001

Neon

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Elizabethtown, KY, USA

problem #2

May 192001

Neon

  • miles
Engine locked up during a heavy rain, dealer states that this is normal due to water getting inside the engine through the air intake system located in the L/F fender (design flaw?).

- Elizabethtown, KY, USA

problem #1

Mar 152001

Neon

  • miles
While driving about any mph the engine will stall without a prior warning and leave vehicle without power.

- Upper Dearby, PA, USA

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