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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,600 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 012004

Neon 4-cyl

  • miles


Problems with starting up vehicle. The vehicle was taken tot he dealer on several occasions about the starting problem. The vehicle also experienced erratic idling. The dealer found a large vacuum leak which caused the high idle.

- Bethalto, IL, USA

problem #2

Feb 012004

Neon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,800 miles
While driving the driver lost control of the vehicle and collided with a side rail. Neither frontal air bag deployed. The vehicle was towed to a auto body shop for inspection. The cause has not been determined. Also, 2 months after the consumer purhcased the vehicle, the fuel pump was replaced. There is also an incident that the vehicle doesn't start.

- Cortez, CO, USA

problem #1

Oct 012003

Neon 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 2,000 miles
Spark plug wires on a new Dodge Neon 2.4 become burnt (cracked, brittle and ashy white) from its turbo heat of this over time. A better heat range wires/redesign would correct this problem. Many consumers have had problems with this defect and could cause a fire in the engine compartment.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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