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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
108,600 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.

2004 Dodge Neon engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 152009


  • miles


The contact owned a 2004 Dodge Neon. While driving 55 mph, the contact noticed smoke coming from the engine compartment followed by flames. The fire department was able to extinguish the fire. There were no injuries and a police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to a salvage yard. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Dothan, AL, USA

problem #4

Feb 122016


  • 150,000 miles
Vehicle respond to a light acceleration request with sustain full throttle operation. The vehicle traveled in poor road conditions with full throttle operation. The only influence in course change was terrain and torque steering. After collision with a stone pillar code P0123 throttle high voltage was found.

- Decatur, IL, USA

problem #3

Nov 142013


  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Neon. The contact stated that while traveling 20 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was diagnosed by a private mechanic who stated that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 160,000 and the current mileage was 167,000. The VIN was not available.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 162013


  • 54,000 miles
Transmission cooler in radiator leaked, causing transmission fluid to contaminate engine, and also contaminated transmission with radiator fluid. Called Chrysler Corp and they said no recall on it and did not offer to help with it. When I google searched this problem there seems to be multiple instances of this happening.

- Oak Forest, IL, USA

problem #1

Jun 112012


  • 179,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Neon. The contact was making repairs to the vehicle when he noticed that the area where the air intake tube was connected to the idle air control unit, the vehicle could possibly cause unintended acceleration if the clamp was not installed properly. The contact stated that if the accelerator pedal was depressed, the rpms would increase excessively and the vehicle would take accelerate rapidly. The failure mileage was 179,000. The VIN was not available. Updated 06/28/12 the dealer informed the consumer, there was nothing to worry about, but if the part did come loose, the computer in the vehicle would decrease the RPM's. updated 06/29/12

- Newalla, OK, USA

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