definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,000 miles

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2001 Dodge Neon lights problems

lights problem

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2001 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 282010


  • 90,000 miles


On several occasions, smoke has been emitted from behind the steering column. Initially, fog lights would not turn off. Later, smoke came from behind the steering column, and the fog lights turned off, but would not turn on. 1 month later, more smoke came from behind the steering column, with a bad odor, and the headlights stopped working. Now, I have had to buy the mfs (multi-function switch) but it does not work, as the wiring harness and wires are burned. The Dodge dealer says that the entire wiring loom has to be replaced for several thousand dollars. I have researched online, and have found several complaints of the same issue. My concern is that headlights, taillights, turn signals, etc, should be a safety issue, and I have seen that many other Neon owners have had taillights go out, turn signals not operate, etc. I checked 7 cars in junk yards today, and found that all of them had burned wires and harnesses. Dodge should remedy this issue, which is clearly related to safety.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 102004

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Smoke came out of steering column inside vechicle, which caused my lights to stop working.

- Lapeer, MI, USA

problem #1

Feb 282001


  • miles
Consumer states there was a short in the dome lights, when the headliner is being pushed it turned on and off, also there was a short in the trunk light, when the brakes were being applied the trunk light would come on.

- Arlington, WA, USA

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