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3.9

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,654 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 Owner Comments

problem #9

Oct 012010

Neon 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles

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

My 2002 Dodge Neon leaks through the trunk and runs into the backseat floorboards. After a rain or snow melt (let alone a carwash) water is pooled up in the spare tire area of my cars trunk and then runs through to the backseat floorboards. The car now has a terrible musty, moldy smell.

- Morristown, IN, USA

problem #8

Jun 012008

Neon

  • miles
My 2002 Dodge Neon trunk also fills up with water when it rains and flows into the backseat and on the floor of the back. It's been on going for a year or two. When I first noticed it, I took it to a Dodge dealership and the guy said that he had never heard of this problem before and took apart my back seat and said he couldn't find where the leak was from. He said he would have to charge me like $100 to just spray it with a hose and see where the leak was. I said forget it. I went to other sites and saw that it's a common flaw in this car. Eventually, my brother in law looked at it, and he unplugged a hole in the wheel well of my trunk...problem solved! I will never buy a Dodge again, especially a Neon.

- Sheboygan, WI, USA

problem #7

Apr 252008

Neon

  • miles
Everytime it rains, I get a trunk full of water and my rear floorboards get soaked. By looking at this complaint site, I see this is a manufacturing problem. Writing Dodge may not help, but I have to start somewhere.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #6

May 112005

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles

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

Dodge Neon fills with water in the trunk each time it rains, and fills the rear floorboards. I disassembled the car to get the mold out. This is due to faulty rear tail-light seals. I have replaced them 3 times. They last about 4 or 5 months and start leaking again. Dodge should be ashamed. They are aware of the problem. Each time you go to the dealer (I've been to 9 different ones) they are "all" aware of the problem and 4 or 5 have actually "laughed" about it. This was my first Dodge product, and the last Dodge product for myself or anyone in my family as long as I live.

- Salem, VA, USA

problem #5

Oct 062002

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles
Any time it rains, the rear floor pan and rear seats as well as the trunk fill with water and become unusable.

- White Lake, MI, USA

problem #4

Nov 052007

Neon 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 60,888 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Neon. The vehicle was taken to a tire shop to have the struts replaced. The mechanic stated that the front suspension K-member corroded the vehicle and should be taken to the dealer for a diagnosis. The current and failure mileages were 60,888. Updated 12/12/07 the undercarriage cross member rusted. Updated

- Pinckney, MI, USA

problem #3

Nov 022006

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

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

Trunk leaks with water collecting in the spare tire well.

- Wakefield, MA, USA

problem #2

Mar 012005

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The trunk in the consumer's 2002 Dodge Neon had a leak that the dealer could not find. Water accumulated in the spare tire spot.

- Yonkers, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 102002

Neon

  • 100,000 miles
The vehicles front fender cracked. The dealership indicated that this was due to the fender not having enough bracket to sustain pressure.

- Tall Timbers, MD, USA

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