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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,000 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 012009


  • 110,000 miles


1.) nothing 2.) the check engine light came on and then it went into limp mode and lost speedometer. Was told it was the output speed sensor replaced nothing, then told it was the input sensor nothing, ended up being the transmission control module. Nope thrown away sorry.

- Tigard, OR, USA

problem #2

Jun 262008


  • 35,000 miles
My 2005 Neon has been slipping when shifting from first to second gear. It is worse in warm weather. Transmission fluid fine and not burnt. Didn't pick up on the computer when it was checked out at a garage but no one disputes the problem. Feels like slipping on ice. Has 35,000M now and has been shaking as well. It began doing this at 30,000. Out of warranty by 6 months. Further, hit a deer last night. Significant damage to front end. Hit the deer hard enough for it to fly up onto the roof and bounce off. Body shop was surprised airbags did not deploy as the sensor was exposed and definitely hit. I'm kind of glad they didn't but after reviewing complaints this seems to be an issue. Finally. The wheels have been corroded since day one and there is no reason that the wheels should have done this let alone nearly immediately after purchase. Once again, Dodge does nothing.

- Falconer, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 172006

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles
My vehicle has a problem when I accelerate. However, the automatic transmission is bumpy or shudder into rough first or second gear shift. Also, another way when I stopped the brake pedal then I quickly press the gas pedal is shakes a little bit. I will consider going to the Dodge dealer to see what's going on.

- Machesney Park, IL, USA

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