definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,200 miles

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2001 Dodge Neon transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 172010


  • miles


The car had no power and the transmission started to slip and now it slips every time you use the car. This is dangerous because if you were in on coming traffic and you had to move you cant move quick.

- Pembroke Ont, 00, USA

problem #4

Nov 012004

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,000 miles
Travelling on interstate, going 30 to 40 mph because of rush hour traffic. Transmission starts to slip. I was lucky enough to pull car onto the shoulder and out of traffic. After towed to dealership, I'm told a plug on the radiator that connects to the transmission "popped" off. This caused all the transmission fluid to drain on the interstate and immobilized my car. The radiator has to be completely replaced because of this plug.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #3

Dec 282002


  • 48,000 miles
While driving, vehicle will skip gears. This almost caused an accident. The dealership flushed the automactic transmission, but 5 weeks later the transmission was shot, it had to be replaced.

- Stanley, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 122002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Twice consumer was not able to shift into gear after starting vehicle. Vehicle was taken to dealer 3 times, could not remedy the problem.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 012002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission, the first time needed the seals and caps replaced, the second time it needed to be flushed, then the battery blew up, then the lifters in the engine and the rods went bad and I need to get the engine replaced.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

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