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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,095 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.

2003 Dodge Neon brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 172007

Neon 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 70,000 miles


Back brakes fall off the pads and causes tire to lock up, causing a 360 turn and possible accident! this happened the first time after having the car one year, about 70,000 miles on the car. Second time was the other side of the back brakes. Had to replace the brakes and springs on each side.

- Fulton, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 152007

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,190 miles
Drum brake pad failure. Friction materiel separeted from metal backing and caused immediate lockup of rt rear drum brake. Vehicle traveling at less than 5 mph. Could have happened at highway speeds, that would have have been much worse, possibly fatal. Vehicle type 2003 Dodge Neon SXT, mileage 52000. Factory orignal brake pads.

- Peru, IL, USA

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