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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,571 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 lights problems

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2003 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 142008

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


My headlights and fog lights would not turn on one morning. I took the steering column apart and noticed that the wiring plug was melted. I contacted the dealership and they stated this is a problem with the Neons and the wiring as well as the light switch needs to be replaced.

- Monroe, WA, USA

problem #6

Jan 132008

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
I was using my headlights and fog lights and smelled burning plastic and saw smoke coming from my steering column. I shut off my lights and a few minutes later the smoke stopped. That evening my headlights lost function and only my high beams would work. My high beams now flicker and I'm fearing those will lose function as well. When removing the panel beneath my steering column I looked to see what happened and all I could see is that one of wiring harnesses is melted. I've looked at other investigations that relate including EA06019 and PE06028.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #5

Nov 032006

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles
: the contact stated the headlight switch was defective. The vehicle was taken to the service dealer to change the module switch and harness to correct the problem.

- Fenton, MO, USA

problem #4

Oct 132006

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles


2003 Dodge Neon lights went out and started seeing smoke coming out of the dash on the left hand side where the multi function switch is.

- Las Vegas , NV, USA

problem #3

Sep 212006

Neon 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 54,000 miles
Multi-function light switch on the column causing wiring harness connector to melt and catch fire. Bright headlights would come on for no reason and not go off. Back of switch itself getting very hot. Replaced the wire harness connector but problem still occurs, cannot turn headlights on for extended amount of time or connector melts and catches fire again.

- Kernersville, NC, USA

problem #2

Jun 112006

Neon 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
: the contact stated the vehicle's headlight multi function switch did not function. The vehicle was not taken to a service dealer.

- Crystal River, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 072004

Neon 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 30,000 miles
Headlight switch and associated wiring harness shorted and melted resulting in loss of all interior and exterior lighting.

- Kennesaw, GA, USA

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