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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Dodge Neon drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 282006


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


: the contact stated that while traveling 60 mph on normal road conditions and making a right turn a loud popping sound was heard. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who determined that the axle was broken. This manufactures defect caused problems with the cb unit and the engine computer unit. The vehicle was taken to a dealer prior to this incident where the cb unit was replaced. The problems still persists. The vehicle was awaiting a part to arrive for the independent mechanic to perform a replacement. There were no recall nor complaint found on this problem. Updated 12/05/06.

- Suisun City, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 052005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 60 mph on normal road conditions, the front passenger axle fractured. There was a noise prior to the failure. The nature of the failure was gradually worsening. The vehicle was taken to the service dealer, who changed the axle, but after a year the axle fractured again.

- Suisun City, CA, USA

problem #1

May 132004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
First engine lights starts to come on - second notice that one morning car starts to make loud sqeaking noise - third take it to the mechanic (49000mi) and he can't figure out what's wrong - he replaces entire front...axle, boots, etc. Car still makes same noise and sounds like it's about to fall apart.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

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