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NHTSA — Structure Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Plymouth Neon body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Plymouth Neon Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 242001


  • 60,000 miles


Broken tie rod ends both sides, transmission failure, head gasket failure, read door driver's side will not close at all, trunk will not unlock with key, brakes wear every 3 to 4 months, high rate of oil burn off. The car had less than 60,000 miles on it.

- Windsor, OH, USA

problem #3

Dec 222005


  • miles
The trunk seals leak. Excess water is collected in the spare wheel and surrounding carpet. The carpet begins to grow mold. This is a problem because a lot of people will not realize that there is mold growing in the spare tire section of their trunk. Mold can be toxic and even deadly. I have cleaned this area once, but now I will clean it again to try and kill of all of the mold.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #2

Oct 152006


  • miles
My car is leaking water in to the trunk, spare tire well, under my back seat and the back floors. My mother had the same problem with her Neon. I just spoke to a woman who owns a Neon and she is having the same problem. There has to be a defect somewhere for this many people to have the same problem.

- Albany, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 092006


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Every time it rains my spare tire well fills with water and the interior has puddles on the floor. My car smells like dirty socks and is growing mold. I am still looking for a solution.

- Gardner, MA, USA

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