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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems

1998 Plymouth Neon (Page 4 of 4)

10.0

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

1998 Plymouth Neon engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Plymouth Neon Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #11

Jul 282000

Neon

  • miles

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

Blown head gasket and cracked head. Mechanic says will happen again in about a year as well he says it is a reaccuring problem for the Neons.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #10

Jul 282000

Neon

  • miles
Blown head gasket and cracked head. Mechanic says will happen again in about a year as well he says it is a reaccuring problem for the Neons.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #9

Feb 022000

Neon

  • miles
Vehicle was leaking oil, a hole was underneath the carriage which was full of oil.

- Rockaway, NY, USA

problem #8

Oct 141999

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer noticed an oil leak. This could cause a fire. Took to dealer and replaced the seal. Problem still exists. Took back, and they replaced the cam.

- Silver Lake, KS, USA

problem #7

Oct 211999

Neon

  • miles
Head gasket leaking onto the engine causing failure.

- Alston, TX, USA

problem #6

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Oil pan leak.

- Reseda, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 151999

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles

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

When driving vehicle has bad vibration and makes a lot of noise. Dealer says the front motor mounts broke, but vehicle is okay to drive.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #4

Jan 211998

Neon

  • miles
Vehicle been experiencing various problem with the following: 1. sun roof leaking; 2. spark plugs failed, and had to be replaced on two occasions within a year; 3. oxygen sensor had to be replaced on two occasions ; 4. the head gasket was replaced due to failure; 5. the exhaust manifold had to be replaced due to a broken bolt, causing engine to overheat, which results in intermittent stalling. Can NHTSA provide additional information regarding this matter.

- Cooketown, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jun 081999

(reported on)

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Head gasket failed resulting in leakage. Nlm

- Almont, MI, USA

problem #2

Apr 271999

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Head gasket failed resulting in leakage. Mjs

- Somerset, WI, USA

problem #1

Apr 191998

Neon

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driivng the vehicle a popping sound came from the right front end of vehicle. The driver would also get a vibration when using the gas/ brake pedal. Dealer found that the strut mounts and shocks were lo0se. There was also a lack of lubrication on the ball joints which caused the noise and vibration. Problem has been corrected.

- Ft Hood, TX, USA

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