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2002 Dodge Neon lights problems

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2002 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 062004

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I took my 2002 Dodge Neon to the dealer I purchased my car from. It was missing really bad, and the back floorboards held water when it rained. It was standing about an inch in my back floorboards, and my spare tire carrier in my trunk was full of water. My wires needed to be replaced, and I had 2 spark plugs that were bad and they put new plugs and wires in, at my expense. I purchased extended warranty on my vehicle, which was not cheap. I had to pay for the tune-up, the rental car, and they told me the leakage was due to bad seals in the tail lights and it wasn't covered. They told me they had been having a problem with the 2002 Neons doing that. I asked why there was no recall on that. He told me it wasn't a safety hazard. Maybe not, but it is surely a case of bad design. I E-mailed Chrysler and Dodge, and they basically told me it was my problem. Why should I have to deal with bailing water out of my 2-year old car? they know there is a problem with that particular model, yet they won't pay to have it fixed. It was going to cost less than $100; but by principle, I refused to pay to have it done. If I can't get it repaired at the manufactors expense, I will wait until the spring rains move in, and drill a hole in my spare tire holder. Now, mind you, we're talking about a 2-year old car, not a 10 yr old car. I will be on the biggest hate campaign against Dodge that they will ever come across.

- Potosi, MO, USA

problem #1

Nov 282004


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
For the past year my vehicle 2002 Dodge Neon has been releasing water, I assumed it was from the rain but I was not sure were it was coming from. It had wet spots at all times on the floor, back seats, and trunk. I had to leave the windows open very often for it to keep dry. Unfortunately, I started noticing mold was building up on the floor, trunk, and seats of my vehicle so I started getting concerned. Therefore I had some one help me look at the car, we started uncovering the car by removing the plastic cover on the inside of the vehicle and carpeting of the trunk. We found some severe mold when we removed everything. We established the water was coming from several water leaks on the manufacturer rear lights (both). The seal around the lights, which are the manufacturers, was completely ineffective. The seal is not stopping the water at all from leaking into the car. No parts have been replaced, I just cleaned it completely to remove the mold. Apart from that, I have left my vehicle the way it is. I just removed the carpeting from he trunk and plan on taking the car to the dealership and claim this to be replaced at no charge because I feel this is not part of a maintenance a consumer should be liable for.

- Laurel , MD, USA

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