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NHTSA — Air Bags: Frontal Problems

1998 Plymouth Neon (Page 1 of 2)

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
18 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
11 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,091 miles

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1998 Plymouth Neon seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Plymouth Neon Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #22

Feb 012006

Neon 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 90,000 miles

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

A 1990 Chevy Impala turned left in front of my son while he was driving my car, he was going 30 mph he hit the other car in the B pillar, both side doors with the front of my car. Neither air bag was deployed on my car. The passenger door would not open due to the fender being jammed back into the door. The bumper is dangling about 4-5 inches from where it should be. The passenger and driver injured their knees on the dash when they slid forward from the impact. The seat belts held.

- Carlsbad, NM, USA

problem #21

Jan 012004

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Airbag to deploy

- Fall River, MA, USA

problem #20

Jan 202002

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 20 mph an accident occurred and air bags did not deploy.

- Watertown, NY, USA

problem #19

Jan 202002

Neon

  • miles

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

While accelerating from a stop, heading East, another vehicle driving approximately 45 mph, heading North, crashed into front of consumer's car. Both frontal air bags failed to deploy during this crash, and there were no injuries to report. Vehicle has not been examined to determine a cause for problem with air bags. Please provide any additional information / documentation.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #18

Oct 132001

Neon

  • miles
While traveling approximatley 35 mph heard an air hissing noise. Passenger's air bag has pushed upward on its cover, but has not fully deployed. Dealership has not examined vehicle to determine cause of problem. Please provide any additional information / attachments.

- Memphis, TN, USA

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problem #17

Jun 132000

Neon

  • miles
Was driving approximately 75mph when a deer jumped in front of vehicle. Upon impact with deer, air bags failed to deploy. Vehicle towed to body shop. While at body shop for repairs, mechanic could not find location of air bag sensors. Found wiring harness for air bags. 1 injury. No emergency room treatment.

- Whiting, IA, USA

problem #16

Feb 232000

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer was traveling at 40mph and vehicle T-boned another vehicle, and both airbags: Side door didn't deploy. Driver was injured. Dealer will be contacted.

- Springhill, FL, USA

problem #15

Jan 152000

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving on a normal road condition at 40 mph, both air bags unexpectedly deployed, and caused injuries to driver right side waist/hand, and up to shoulder. Dealer notified.

- Andale, KS, USA

problem #14

Jan 152000

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving on a normal road condition at 40 mph, both air bags unexpectedly deployed, and caused injuries to driver right side waist/hand, and up to shoulder. Dealer notified.

- Andale, KS, USA

problem #13

Jul 021999

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving about 40 to 45 mph, consumer hit a gravel causing vehicle to slid and hit a guardrail. Upon impact, the airbag's experienced no deployment, but no injuries were sustained.

- Kettle Island, KY, USA

problem #12

Jul 021999

Neon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving about 40 to 45 mph, consumer hit a gravel causing vehicle to slid and hit a guardrail. Upon impact, the airbag's experienced no deployment, but no injuries were sustained.

- Kettle Island, KY, USA

problem #11

Nov 061998

Neon

  • miles
While driving at 30 mph vehicle was hit in front by another vehicle, causing consumer's vehicle to spin around. Consumer was hit in the rear too. After being hit in the rear, vehicle spinned around again, and hit another vehicle head-on then the vehicle came to a stop. Upon impact, driver's side and passenger's side air bags didn't deploy.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #10

Nov 061998

Neon

  • miles
While driving at 30 mph vehicle was hit in front by another vehicle, causing consumer's vehicle to spin around. Consumer was hit in the rear too. After being hit in the rear, vehicle spinned around again, and hit another vehicle head-on then the vehicle came to a stop. Upon impact, driver's side and passenger's side air bags didn't deploy.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #9

Nov 061998

Neon

  • miles
While driving at 30 mph vehicle was hit in front by another vehicle, causing consumer's vehicle to spin around. Consumer was hit in the rear too. After being hit in the rear, vehicle spinned around again, and hit another vehicle head-on then the vehicle came to a stop. Upon impact, driver's side and passenger's side air bags didn't deploy.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #8

Jul 041998

Neon

  • miles
Consumer was driving on the road at 25 mph on normal road conditions when suddenly had to apply brakes. Brakes failed to operate properly which caused vehicle to hit the rear of the vehicle in front. Both air bags did not deploy. Dealer notified.

- Rockchecher, NH, USA

problem #7

Jul 041998

Neon

  • miles
Consumer was driving on the road at 25 mph on normal road conditions when suddenly had to apply brakes. Brakes failed to operate properly which caused vehicle to hit the rear of the vehicle in front. Both air bags did not deploy. Dealer notified.

- Rockchecher, NH, USA

problem #6

Dec 141998

Neon

  • miles
While traveling at about 35 mph had a collison and neither air bag deployed.-

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #5

Dec 141998

Neon

  • miles
While traveling at about 35 mph had a collison and neither air bag deployed.-

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #4

Nov 131998

Neon

  • miles
While driving at 35 mph another vehicle made a U-turn in front of the consumer, causing the consumer to apply the brakes, the brakes failed to stop vehicle and the consumer hit the other vehicle on the left side, and driver's/ passenger's side air bags didn't deploy.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #3

Nov 131998

Neon

  • miles
While driving at 35 mph another vehicle made a U-turn in front of the consumer, causing the consumer to apply the brakes, the brakes failed to stop vehicle and the consumer hit the other vehicle on the left side, and driver's/ passenger's side air bags didn't deploy.

- Denver, CO, USA

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