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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,537 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.

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2005 Dodge Neon clutch problems

clutch problem

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2005 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #2

May 062006

Neon 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 13,400 miles


I was driving on the freeway for several miles and got off an off ramp. I continued to drive throughout the city and had come to a four way stop. I proceeded to go and accelerated in 1st gear and then put the car into 2nd gear. While in the 2nd gear, the engine came to an abrupt stop and sparks flew all over the street. The clutch had ejected itself out of the transmission causing massive damage to the engine bay and chassis. Dealer and insurance companies denied my claim and have not fixed my motor vehicle.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 072006

Neon 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 7,674 miles
: the contact stated while turning, at 30 mph, a pop was heard. The vehicle was pulled over and the contact did not hear any additional noises. A burning smell was noticed and there was a liquid trail behind the vehicle. It was towed to the dealership. The vehicle was not torn apart for inspection, but the district technician and manufacturer representative determined, while the vehicle was on a lift, a piece of the pressure plate broke loose and went through the transmission. It was determined to be owner abuse and no repair was offered under warranty.

- Middletown, DE, USA

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