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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,903 miles

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2004 Dodge Neon transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 172003

Neon 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 50,000 miles


This is on behalf of many owners of 2003-2005 Dodge Neon srt-4 vehicles. My vehicle as well as those of several hundred others commonly have problems shifting into 3rd gear. The problems continue to get worse until the transmission ceases to function entirely leaving the driver stranded. There are many owners who have experienced this with less than 10K miles on their car. I have 65K miles and I am on my 2nd transmission and now it is starting to act up as well. Most dealers will not warranty claims on this defect stating that it is driver abuse or due to mods done on the vehicle (in violation of the magnuson-moss warranty act). The dealers are aware of the problem but have chosen not to take any action.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #2

Jan 282005

Neon 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 33,379 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle stalls intermittently. This happens at various speeds and under normal driving and road conditions. However, it happens mostly when the vehicle is shifted from third, fourth or fifth gear. The vehicle has been to the local dealership numerous times, they are unable to duplicate the problem. The starter has been replaced 3 times, the entire wiring harness was replaced, the O2 sensor was replaced and the camshaft sensor and bolts were replaced. Although, these replacements were replaced the problem still exits.

- Westminster, SC, USA

problem #1

Feb 162005

Neon 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 330 miles
Car is nearly impossible to put into first gear. reveals that is more common than I had realized.

- Graham, WA, USA

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