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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
72,375 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2003 Dodge Neon engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #2

May 142009

Neon SXT

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,750 miles


i have always had the same problem with my spark plugs going out and the dealer just switching them with new ones until my warranty was up and i was having to replace my all the time, finally my check engine light came on took it into dealership and the mechanic said it was a problem with my computer 700 later and still no fix he told me to take it to a local chrysler dealer, who also said it was computer problems, not even a few weeks later my car began idling high and making whining sounds, the next day my transmission was slipping and my car ended up not wanting to go past first gear, well i took it too a local automotive college that my husband recieved discounts at and had done a lot of repair work on our vintage Camaro, the teacher took 1 hour to find outthat the valves in my engine were opening and there were problems with my heads , he said he had seen it in other dodges as well and is a common problem, i personally will never purchase another dodge again

- , Yakima, WA, USA

problem #1

Feb 102007

(reported on)

Neon SXT 2.0

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

Ever since it was brand new till it got to about 12,000 miles it was hauled in for fouling plugs every other month till about 48,000 miles. I was changing plugs and I had to order champions to get them to last more than a week, now at 75,000 miles I have to change them every month now because it huckle buckles anywhere we go. I changed the wires had it checked at factory dealership twice, they'd replace one plug then charge over $100.00 I am finding the ceramic part of the plugs cracked now and the engine light stays on constantly we are at our wits end, dealers has said it was our problem now

- , Victoria, VA, USA

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