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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,667 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 242003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles


While driving a 2002 Neon, either the transmission/brakes locked up on the car, stopping abrubtly without any warning on interstate 400 in atlanta, ga. Due to the mechanical failure of the auto, my daughter's auto was then rear-ended by another car. Both autos were totallled, neither driver was charged with the accident, but she was written up "mechanical failure" on the accident report. I believe that the Neon auto itself was at fault/defective. I have another 2002 Neon which just had to be repaired August 1-8th, 2003 for the "transmission locking up and shutting down" and had to have the torque converter replaced. I located a service bulletin from Chrysler on the internet which described this condition that was occuring in the 2001-2002 Neons. I believe Chrysler should be held responsible to this accident. I have contacted them, but they have told me that it will take anywhere from 3-5 months to even investigate and reach any conclusion.

- Mansfield, GA, USA

problem #2

Feb 152003


  • miles
Consumer states that when trying to apply the anti lock brakes. The brakes will lock up causing the vehicle to have extended stopping distance. Dealer notified.

- Conestoga, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 082002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driver and passenger side airbags failed to deploy during a fourty-five mile per hour front end collision. Dealer has been contacted. During the accident the consumer tried to stop with brakes but his tires locked up.

- Coalbolt, PA, USA

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