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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,250 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.

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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

problem #8

Oct 062008

Neon

  • 114,000 miles

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

Air bags did not deploy in a head on collision going between 60-70 mph on highway.

- Fenton, MI, USA

problem #7

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 #6

Jul 072004

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
While driving the air bag warning light stayed on and the horn was inoperative. The dealership indicated that the clock spring needed to be replaced. The failure was due to the defect described in the air bag clock spring recall 04V480000, but this model vehicle was not part of the recall.

- Richton Park, IL, USA

problem #5

Sep 292004

Neon 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 43,000 miles

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

Dodge Neon 2001 my - 43,000 miles. Today, while making a parking maneuver I suddenly heard several plastic click and crack like noises. I immediately thought of the clock spring; my fears were confirmed few seconds later when the airbag light turned on my cluster. Finally, after hearing the same kind of noise 3 of 4 times while driving the light ended up staying on. It basically meant that I have no airbag and I am a little bit worried that it might come off unexpectedly. Think it is not normal for such a safety component to fail in such way after only 43,000 miles. I really can't think of anything I could have done that would explain that.

- Farmington Hills, MI, USA

problem #4

Oct 232003

Neon

  • 56,000 miles
While driving 40 mph vehicle was involved in a head on collision. Upon impact, the dual airbags did not deploy. As a result, driver sustained severe chest injuries.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #3

Oct 192002

Neon

  • miles
I took my car to mckinney Dodge in easley S.C. they checked it out and said that the electrical contact spring was broken and I needed a new one. My warrenty had ran out they said. They also told me that my airbag would not deploy even if I had an accident. I should not have to pay $165 for something like that when I have only had the car for 7 months. According to mckinney Dodge when I bought the car I had 2 yrs or 25,000 miles. Now they said that was for when it was new. It had almost 14,000 miles on it when I bought it back in March. They failed to tell me that warrenty was for a new car. I hope you will invesdicate this for me. My horn won't work due to this problem either.

- Liberty, SC, USA

problem #2

Oct 192002

Neon

  • miles
I was making a turn around when my steering column started making a noise and my air bag light came on and stayed on. At the same time my horn quit working. My steering is still making a noise like something is loose in it. I called mckinney Dodge about it. I bought the car with 13000 miles on it, now they tell me my warrenty has ran out. When I bought it they told me that I had 2 yrs. Or 25000 miles on the warrenty, now they say that was when it was new and not from when I purchased it. I am scared to drive it not knowing if the airbag will deploy or if the steering will fail, not to mention not being able to use the horn. I would like to know if there is anything I can do about it?

- Liberty, SC, USA

problem #1

Oct 192002

Neon

  • miles
I was making a turn around when my steering column started making a noise and my air bag light came on and stayed on. At the same time my horn quit working. My steering is still making a noise like something is loose in it. I called mckinney Dodge about it. I bought the car with 13,000 miles on it, now they tell me my warrenty has ran out. When I bought it they told me that I had 2 yrs or 25,000 miles on the warrenty. Now they say that was when it was new and not from when I purchased it. I am scared to drive it not knowing if the airbag will deploy or if the steering will fail, not to mention not being able to use the horn. I would like to know if there is anything I can do about it?

- Liberty, SC, USA

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