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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
20 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
16 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,142 miles

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2001 Dodge Neon seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Dodge Neon Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #23

Nov 202004

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

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

While traveling at 45 mph, the consumer lost control of the vehicle and had an accident. The air bag did not deploy.

- Miramar, FL, USA

problem #22

Apr 092004

Neon

  • miles
While driving 25 mph both frontal airbags went off inadvertently. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle. Insurance company had the vehicle towed, and it was totaled.

- Ashland, OR, USA

problem #21

Mar 112004

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
The vehicle was involved in a front end collision yet none of the air bags deployed. The vehicle was totaled.

- Princeton, WV, USA

problem #20

Jan 292004

Neon

  • 60,000 miles

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

While driving at 45 mph consumer hit a patch of ice and lost control of the vehicle. Vehicle collided head on with a tree, and the air bags did not deploy. Consumer sustained slight neck and back injuries.

- Taftville, CT, USA

problem #19

Oct 222003

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,261 miles
The vehicle was involved in a frontal collision while driving at an undetermined speed. Upon impact, the frontal air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle was a total totaled.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #18

Jul 052003

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
Consumer called complaining about having problems with air bags. Consumer was driving and was involved in a frontal collision. The vehicle air bags did not deploy and a S result the driver sustained severe injuries. Manufacturer and dealer were contacted, and they knew of the problem, but would not get involved.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #17

Mar 042003

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles

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

Vehicle in front of consumer's vehicle passed without giving any indication. Consumer's vehicle hit another vehicle on the left rear. Upon impact the air bags did not deploy resulting in injuries and extensive damage to the vehicle.

- Mcqueeney, TX, USA

problem #16

Jan 082003

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Consumer states while driving 30mph had front end collision and neither air bag deployed, causing injuries. Please provide any additional information.

- Mcqueeney, TX, USA

problem #15

Dec 142002

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
The right front end of consumer's vehicle collided with the left rear end of another. Neither the driver or passenger air bags did not deploy. Scc

- Mcqueeney, TX, USA

problem #14

Dec 052003

Neon

  • miles
Consumer states while driving 50mph had front end collision and air bag didn't deploy, causing injuries.

- Easton, MD, USA

problem #13

Oct 162002

Neon

  • miles

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

Consumer states that in a minor accident the air bag deployed and caused serious injuries to passenger/driver.exp.,finger got broken, had hearing lost in both ears.please provide more info.

- Longview, TX, USA

problem #12

Sep 102002

Neon

  • miles
Consumer states that the vehicle was involved in a frontal collision and landed in a ditch. Neither air bags deployed. Dealer and the manufacturer have been notified. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #11

Sep 012002

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at a speed of 80 mph consumer was invloved in an accident and the air bags failed to deploy.

- Silver City, NM, USA

problem #10

Jul 272002

Neon

  • miles
In a frontal collision none of the air bags deployed on impact. Consumer sustained injuries.

- Eugene, OR, USA

problem #9

Jun 242002

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Our car was struck by a hit and run driver while our son was in the process of parallel parking the car, the car was not moving but it was running. The car that hit ours was going about 40 miles per hour and did quite a bit of damage however the air bags never deployed. We contacted Chrysler Corp. And they sent an investigator to the repair shop. He at first could not get any information off of the air bag system because all of the wires to the air bag system had been cut in the accident. When we did get a report from Chrysler they stated that the air bags did not deploy "because it, the car, did not develope the necessary decelerative force to energize the system". this we feel is a stupid statement because cars get hit everyday and the air bags deploy even if they are standing still. Also when we were picking up our car from the repair shop the owner of the shop was showing us another Chrysler product who was in an accident and its air bag did not deploy either. He claims it happens all the time. I feel the the system the Chrysler uses is subject to damage which prevents the air bag deployment. I would appreciate any help you can give us in this matter. Thank you.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #8

Apr 272002

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front collision at 45-50 mph, hit a cement wall, and neither airbags deployed. Consumer suffered head injuries due to hitting head on steering wheel. Damage to vehicle unknown at this time. Driver also has neck, back and waist pains from accident, investigators from Chrysler stated the airbags should not have gone off since the vehicle was not at 30 degrees.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #7

Jan 232002

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was involved in a front end collision at 40 mph. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy. During the accident the shoulder restraint failed to hold the driver. There was one injury.

- Revana, OH, USA

problem #6

Jan 162002

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
While driving 20-25 mph lost control of vehicle and had a collision. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy.

- Senora, CA, USA

problem #5

Aug 292001

Neon

  • miles
While driving between 10 to 15 mph crashed into another vehicle head-on. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy, and vehicle was totaled.

- Ditie, WV, USA

problem #4

Jun 242001

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was going 30-35mph and hit a tree head-on. Consumer's face hit against steering wheel, bruised on arm. Front air bags didn't deploy. Drivers door had to pried opened.dealer stated if the front clips weren't hit air bags wouldn't have gone off. Dealers statement contradicts the owners manual.

- Canton, OH, USA

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