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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,750 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Dodge Neon electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 132005

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles


The contact recently purchased a vehicle, and when checking out the vehicle it had serious problems. The frame was bent, the radiator was bent into the fan, the air cleaner was not bolted on the side, the radiator was painted red and bent, the core supplier was damaged, and underneath the hood the wiring was frayed. The contact just had the car inspected by a mechanic, and he found the aforementioned things wrong with the car. The contact was upset that the dealership would sell a car in that condition. The car is a 2002 Dodge Neon. The contact would contact ftc on the dealership selling the car in that condition.

- Plymouth, MA, USA

problem #3

Feb 022004

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
A problem with a wiring harness on my 2002 Dodge Neon has caused the head lights to suddenly fail on my vehicle while I was driving at night. According to my auto repair man, the wiring harness connected to the switch on the steering column that operates the lights suddenly burned out. This caused the head lights to fail repeadtedly. DaimlerChrysler, makers of the vehicle, told my auto mechanic that they have no repair manual for this harness, and that the harness would have to be replaced at a cost of $1,000 to $1,500 to me.

- Mahopac, NY, USA

problem #2

Jan 202004

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
Vehicle intermittently stalled. Dealer could not determine the cause of the problem, but repaired the wiring harness.

- Ridgecrest, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 252002

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I turned the key that morning to go to work, the car was totally dead. I called chryler roadside assistance, sent a tow truck, gave me a jump, I let the car run for 45 minutes before going to work, I started driving, dashboard lights were blinking like crazy, the gas guage kept moving up & down, and the seatbelt light started blinking. Drove to carmax/los angeles and they were closed. I drove home, wouldn't restart, called the tow truck again, car towed to Dodge dealer (on manchester & isis/inglewood). I was told that the battery cell had dislocated, replaced battery and I was told that everything was fine. 12/20/02: Driving home on the 405 freeway, the car began to jerk and all the dashboard guages were going up and down, the radio cut off, and the gas guage was going crazy. I was at the century blvd exit, I made a sharp turn to get off on century, then the car just cut on by itself. I continued to drive abount 1 mile and the car totally went dead. There were no lights or power. I called for a tow, the car was towed to downtown la Dodge, I was told that the battery cable was loose, it was tightened and they didn't see any other problems.. 12/23/02: Drove around the corner from my house (1/4) mile, car cut-off in the middle of the street. My friend came, touched the battery cable, and the car started. When I drove about another 1/4 mile, the car shut-off again. I called the tow truck, the car was towed to the seller (santa monica Nissan), they kept the car for a week trying to find the problem. On December 31, I rec'd a call from buerge Dodge, they had to re-wire the entire car.. 01/10/03: I was driving home from work and the car accelerated before coming to a complet stop, my co-worker instructed me to open the hood, she touched the battery cable and the car started. I came home and left mssgs for the buerge Dodge service person (jeremy battat) to call me back and I still have not heard from him.

- Inglewood, CA, USA

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