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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems

1998 Plymouth Neon (Page 2 of 4)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,922 miles

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1998 Plymouth Neon engine problems

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1998 Plymouth Neon Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #51

Jun 132001

Neon

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving on the freeway, vehicle slipped out of gear and the and the engine began shaking, consumer was informed that the engine mounts had fractured.

- San Clemente, CA, USA

problem #50

Nov 012000

Neon

  • miles
While traveling at 70 mph on freeway, lost feeling in steering, dealer found that engine mounts were loose, dealer replaced engine mounts.

- San Clemente, CA, USA

problem #49

Apr 012002

Neon

  • miles
While driving there was smoke coming from engine. After taking vehicle to dealer, dealer noted that head gasket needed to be replaced. Currently, problem happened again. Consumer needed to replace head gasket. Contacted dealer, and the dealer was not willing to do anything.

- Amelia, OH, USA

problem #48

Mar 202002

Neon

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My car has a bad oil leak and in leaking into my radiator system. A crack in the head gasket.

- Midvale, UT, USA

problem #47

Feb 212002

Neon

  • miles
Head gasket failed. Nlm

- Delhi, CA, USA

problem #46

Feb 202002

Neon

  • miles
Engine check light illuminated. Driver took vehicle to dealer, and they stated that head gasket needed to be replaced.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #45

Sep 082001

Neon

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

On several occassions we took vehical to the dealer and was told everything is fine just replace your brakes. After constently being sent away by the dealer, we eventually took the car to another mechanic and found out all kinds of problems: Blown head gasket, replace the brakes (again), calipers drifting to one side, etc. My warranty just expired, but I think it should still be honored since the problems could have been fixed a long time ago.

- Covina, CA, USA

problem #44

Sep 082001

Neon

  • miles
On several occassions we took vehical to the dealer and was told everything is fine just replace your brakes. After constently being sent away by the dealer, we eventually took the car to another mechanic and found out all kinds of problems: Blown head gasket, replace the brakes (again), calipers drifting to one side, etc. My warranty just expired, but I think it should still be honored since the problems could have been fixed a long time ago.

- Covina, CA, USA

problem #43

Jan 242002

(reported on)

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle is leaking oil from the head gasket, mechanic informed consumer that this has been an ongoing problem with Neons.

- Prairie Du Chien, WI, USA

problem #42

Nov 012000

Neon

  • miles
While traveling at 70 mph on freeway, lost feeling in steering, dealer found that engine mounts were loose, dealer replaced engine mounts.

- San Clemente, CA, USA

problem #41

Jan 012002

Neon

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Engine head gasket was leaking oil. Would need to refill oil very week. Contacted dealer.

- West Moine, IA, USA

problem #40

Jun 132001

Neon

  • miles
While driving on the freeway, vehicle slipped out of gear and the and the engine began shaking, consumer was informed that the engine mounts had fractured.

- San Clemente, CA, USA

problem #39

Oct 152001

Neon

  • miles
While inspecting transmission problem dealer noticed, and informed consumer of front engine mounts going bad and needed to be replaced. Repairs made at consumer's expense. Feel free to provide any further information.

- South Saint Paul, MN, USA

problem #38

Oct 312001

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Engine head gasket-repairs will be between $600-$800.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #37

Oct 252001

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
After1-1/2 years I must again replace head gasket, can't manufacturer do anything.

- New Britain, CT, USA

problem #36

Sep 012001

Neon

  • miles
Initially, I went in to the dealer for a new battery six months after I had bought the car, only to find out that there were numerous parts that needed to be repaired. Among those, the most expensive and most surprising was the engine oil leak. I was told that the cylinder head gasket was leaking motor oil, and that it was imperative that it be fixed as soon as possible. As a student, $670 for the head gasket was an extraordinary amount to invest. The advisor at the dealer informed me that the model of the car inherently contained a poorly designed engine, which was cause to the matter. He also mentioned that he wondered why the manufacturer had not conducted a recall. I did not know that the consumer could place a complaint for a possible recall, and was only advised to contact Chrysler (not moss motors) by a telephone follow-up few weeks after. If indeed the engine is at fault, I strongly urge a recall to be made. Thank you for your support.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #35

Sep 012001

Neon

  • miles
Initially, I went in to the dealer for a new battery six months after I had bought the car, only to find out that there were numerous parts that needed to be repaired. Among those, the most expensive and most surprising was the engine oil leak. I was told that the cylinder head gasket was leaking motor oil, and that it was imperative that it be fixed as soon as possible. As a student, $670 for the head gasket was an extraordinary amount to invest. The advisor at the dealer informed me that the model of the car inherently contained a poorly designed engine, which was cause to the matter. He also mentioned that he wondered why the manufacturer had not conducted a recall. I did not know that the consumer could place a complaint for a possible recall, and was only advised to contact Chrysler (not moss motors) by a telephone follow-up few weeks after. If indeed the engine is at fault, I strongly urge a recall to be made. Thank you for your support.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #34

Jun 182001

Neon

  • miles
The headgaskets on the Neons model years 95-99 go out continuously and diamler Chrysler will on pay to fix those they want too. I found out they pay for some people to fix their car but not others, especially those that wont take it to a Dodge dealer. I cant take my vehicle to anywhere but where I purchased the vehicle because of my warranty. The ac also continuously goes out.

- Hesperia, CA, USA

problem #33

May 122001

Neon

  • miles
I have owned my car for only 2 years and 7 months. I bought a new car so I would not have to go through all these problems. My warranty has expired but I feel that Chrysler isn't dealing with known issues that are a direct result of there own design flaws. I was given the goodwill warranty for my head gasket but was required to copay 250 dollars. My request to have my A/C fixed was denied even though there are documented warranties for other models with similar problems. My car is less than three years old and I shouldn't be having these types of problem and it wouldn't be bad if Chrysler would just take some ownership for there known but "secret" defects. I just want my car to work like a normal 2 and a half year old car and for Chrysler to stop pushing the problems off on the fact that our warranty has run out. The just don't seem to care.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #32

May 172001

Neon

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer noticed a month ago that engine was leaking. A mechanic recommended to consumer to take vehicle to a dealership. Head gasket was blown, and dealer stated they will not provide any assistance to consumer.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

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