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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,146 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 052005

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles


I was driving to store at moderately slow speed and transmission slipped out of gear and car would not move. Checked transmission fluid and it was empty. Car towed to dealer and I was told the radiator had given out and the coolant had circulated through the transmission. Radiator was replaced and coolant was supposedly flushed from transmission. Chrysler did pay for most of repair but only after calling Chrysler.

- Charlton, MA, USA

problem #1

Dec 292005

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,292 miles
Plastic transmission lines running through only one radiator system. One line broke doe to cold temperatures allowed antifreeze & trans coolant to mixed together in both the engine & transmission, both had to be flushed & cost me the consumer over $648.93 out of my pocket. Their warranty did not cover it.

- Huron, OH, USA

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