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1.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,114 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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2002 Dodge Neon body / paint problems

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2002 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 252015

Neon

  • 116,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Neon. While servicing the vehicle, the contact discovered that the subframe was rusted and partially fractured. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 116,000.

- Lawrence, KS, USA

problem #6

Jan 152013

Neon

  • 15,000 miles
Water collects in the trunk causing mold, this affects my athsma. Seems this affects many owners and seems it should be recalled because it affects the air quality you breath.

- Harwood, MD, USA

problem #5

Aug 082012

Neon

  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Neon. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic for an unrelated repair when she was advised that the cross member was rusted. The mechanic stated that the vehicle was unsafe to drive and advised the contact to call the manufacturer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 64,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Derry, PA, USA

problem #4

Apr 152012

Neon

  • 128,801 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Neon. The contact stated that water would leak through both the driver and passenger side tail lights and into the spare tire wheel well, causing mold to form on the rear interior seats. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure who offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 128,801.

- Waynesville, MO, USA

problem #3

Dec 012010

Neon

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Neon. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked and she noticed that there was a puddle of water on the rear floor boards. The contact also stated that the failure occurred after it rained. The failure recurred on an intermittent basis. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and independent repair shop, but they were unable to locate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 160,000.

- South Haven, MS, USA

problem #2

Dec 032010

Neon

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Neon. The contact stated that water would enter the vehicle and accumulate on the rear floor boards. The failure would also occur when it did not rain. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the dealer stated that the seals on the vehicle caused the failure. The contact felt that the failure may be due to a leak on the rear brake lights. There was also a leak present in the trunk. The contact felt that this was a manufacturers defect. The failure mileage was 150,000 and the current mileage was 165,000. The VIN was not available.

- South Haven, MS, USA

problem #1

Jul 282006

Neon

  • 18,000 miles
I noticed my spare tire and 4-way tire iron rusting about a year after purchasing the vehicle. I didn't correlate this to a problem with moisture until a couple of years later when I began smelling a moldy smell. After further investigation I noticed water accumulation after rain or freeze thaw cycles. The repair shop wanted $300 to replace the trunk weather stripping. I refused to accept their diagnosis and left. While at home I took a hose and ran water over the trunk area and looked for obvious signs of water penetration around the trunk joints and stripping. I found no obvious leak. I started to look at the rear light assemblies and noticed water getting in behind the gaskets. I have not received a recall notice for this defect and would like your organization to look into this. This problem could lead to electrical shorts and could also cause respiratory ailments due to the mold growth. Your response to this concern is requested. Thank you.

- Berea, OH, USA

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