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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling Problems

4.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,138 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

problem #7

Oct 202009

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

S10 appropriate handling control re defective new Chrysler vehicle fwd to potus re how corporations are allowed to operate in the usa. Within a week of the consumers mother purchasing the vehicle, he heard an abnormal noise coming from the engine. The dealer told the consumers mother there was nothing wrong with the vehicle and that was just the way the vehicle sounded. The consumer stated the vehicle has 54,000 miles and with such low mileage, the vehicles engine rod is about to fail. The problem with the motor was that the oil pressure sender mounted on the rear of the motor leaked. The leak was normally small and only leaked when the vehicle was in motion. However, over time, the leaking caused excessive heat to the motor which caused wear and tear on the head gaskets, pistons and rods.

- Morrison, IL, USA

problem #6

Oct 202009

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
S10 appropriate handling control re defective new Chrysler vehicle fwd to potus re how corporations are allowed to operate in the usa. Within a week of the consumers mother purchasing the vehicle, he heard an abnormal noise coming from the engine. The dealer told the consumers mother there was nothing wrong with the vehicle and that was just the way the vehicle sounded. The consumer stated the vehicle has 54,000 miles and with such low mileage, the vehicles engine rod is about to fail. The problem with the motor was that the oil pressure sender mounted on the rear of the motor leaked. The leak was normally small and only leaked when the vehicle was in motion. However, over time, the leaking caused excessive heat to the motor which caused wear and tear on the head gaskets, pistons and rods.

- Morrison, IL, USA

problem #5

Jan 152009

(reported on)

Neon

  • miles
Reports on defective parts made by Chrysler with regard to 1998 Plymouth Neon engine overheating as a result of a manufacturing defect in the radiator fan relay, coolant reservoir and/or the coolant cap.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #4

Mar 222008

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,000 miles

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

Blown head gasket.

- Shelby Township, MI, USA

problem #3

Jan 132004

Neon

  • 34,840 miles
Upon having an oil change mechanic noticed that engine head gasket was leaking oil, and needed to be replaced. Also, mechanic indicated that this was a common problem with this model.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #2

Jan 212003

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,123 miles
Head gasket failed while driving. The problem was repaired but after repair the engine seized while driving. Both of those failure occurred without warning. The dealer was notified.

- Brooklyn, WI, USA

problem #1

Jul 022002

(reported on)

Neon 4-cyl

  • miles
There were problems with water leaks. Puddles of water can be found in vehicle. The carpeting had to be replaced. The consumer had to replace the head gasket, rear main seal, valve rocker.

- Centrtal Islip, NY, USA

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