really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 3
Average Mileage:
31,360 miles

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2001 Dodge Neon engine problems

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2001 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 122011


  • 156,800 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Dodge Neon. The contact was driving 25 mph when the vehicle accelerated unexpectedly. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer, but the manufacturer was contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 156,800 and the current mileage was 156,845.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #4

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

problem #3

Sep 202002


  • miles
Engine idle rough. Idle speed drops below 500 RPM. Throttle sticks open causing to surge at high rate of speed (2 occurances) engine lose of power, especially up small inclines. A/C or accessories have no effect on idle RPM. Dealer recommend super grade gas (against manf recommendations) 2 dealers unable to duplicate problem. At 70mph engine hesitates and stalls, again dealer unable to dup. Engine check light illuminated. However no codes are displayed for dealer. Overall, engine idle bad, throttle sticks, vehicle stalls. Driving skills have prevented accident. What can be done? nlm

- Englewood, CO, USA

problem #2

May 052002


  • miles
Engine began reving uncontrollably. No speed control- car accelerated on own with no driver control.

- Hudgins, VA, USA

problem #1

Jun 252001


  • miles
Engine check light illuminated, indicating a malfunction. Also, vehicle accelerated to extremely high rpms. Cause unknown. Vehicle had been to dealer five times. Dealer could not not identify problem.

- Milford, CT, USA

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