really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 3
Average Mileage:
29,913 miles

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2001 Dodge Neon body / paint problems

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2001 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 122007

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Neon. The contact stated that water leaked on the rear passenger side floor when it rains. He was unable to determine where the caused of the leak. As of January 3, 2008, the dealer had not inspected the vehicle. The failure mileage was 72,000 and current mileage was 76,500.

- Reading , PA, USA

problem #5

Dec 162006

Neon 4-cyl

  • miles
Leaky trunk and back seat.

- Mississauga, 00, USA

problem #4

Jan 192007

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles
- the contact owns a 2001 Dodge Neon. The contact has owned the vehicle for 2 and a half years. The driver's side seat belt retractor has failed. The contact does not feel secure in the vehicle and is unsure if the seat belts will provide protection if needed. The vehicle's dashboard was also warping and pebbling. Updated 2/22/2007 -

- Kent, WA, USA

problem #3

Aug 282004

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,480 miles


I have a 2001 Dodge Neon, with a water leak problem. The car has always stood uncovered in the rain and snow, and never before has had any water leaked in. And yes, the windows and doors were closed. The water has come in from somewhere above the brake pedal. The puddle was on the driver side floor. There were traces of water on the brake pedal. I thought purchasing an extended daimler Chrysler warranty would be a good form of protection, since Chrysler's are known to be inferior vehicles. The reason I bought the car was because it's all I could afford at the time. I regret it now and curse the manufacturer for not backing up their products or warranties. The warranty doesn't cover water leaks and the dealer wants $100 to determine the problem area. Don't buy a Neon.

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #2

Aug 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
I bought my Neon in may of 2001 and in Feb. 2002 I had a bad water leak. I took it in several times and they would say it was fixed, but no it was not. I finally told them I want my carpet replaced when they do get it fixed. I fought with them round & round, till they finally said they would. I said do not put it in until we know for sure it was fixed. They said it was, put new carpet in and sure enough it leaked again and the new carpet was soaked and stinky, like the original. They finally got the leak fixed after 6 months, but they sure did not offer to replace carpet again. This dealer was very rude. I also had to have my headlights replaced, due to water leak. My cd player broke twice and had to be replaced, my sunroof had to be replaced. I went to a different Dodge dealer, due to the rudeness I would receive. In the past month my car has been in twice, once it would not start and had to be towed to the dealer, the dealer said it was the battery, my husband replaced the battery and it ran ok for a couple of days and the engine started to miss again/felt like it was going to die while driving. I took it in again and they tell me my spark plugs needed to be changed and was going to charge me $50 for looking at it and I argued with the guy I told him I will not pay a dime. He basically threw the paperwork down and walked away. Now I have been to 2 dealers and have got nothing but treated like crap. My husband did replace the plugs and it ran ok for 1 1/2 weeks, now I don"T know where to go, and my car sounds like it is going to die while im driving or accelerating. I feel like I bought a new car to not have to deal with this kind of thing. Im about ready to give up and just trade the car in, but then I don?T want to give up. When my car first had those leaks, I even called to Corp. Office of Dodge and was treated the same. Where do I turn to. And is my car going to have engine problems now"

- Wright City, MO, USA

problem #1

Jan 132003

(reported on)

Neon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated while stopped at a light, as she attempted to step on the gas, the pedal began to act erratic, which caused the vehicle to hit the person in front and would not stop. The vehicle was repaired, but now it hesitates when driving or stopping. Other problems are as followed: The electrical lights and alarms, engine/cooling system, equipment(not spec), fuel system, heater/defrost/vent, park brake, power train, serv. Brakes, steering, structure, suspension, visual systems, the air bag module, (brain of the vehicle) computer, and a cracked motor head. Cause of incident: Wear/corrosion/rust, locks, and stability.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

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