hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
104,400 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Dodge Neon cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2003 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 052009


  • 110,000 miles


Upon warming the car before driving to work windows steamed up badly I thought it was because of cold temp outside. This happened throughout the winter. Always having a sweet taste in my mouth took the car back to the dealer where I bought it there said the heater core was leaking would have to replace it. I called the local parts store and got a price on it $60 dollars I thought this price was ok.the parts house said good luck I asked why he was smiling when he said that.he said that was an $800 dollar job by the dealer. He was so right!! the sob who designed that should been made to change it in every car that the core wet bad in I have owned 96 1500 97 1500 99 1500 and now 2003 every one heater core leaks.went on line to see how many people had this problem hundreds. People are breathing antifreeze vapor. Help!!!!

- Johnsburg , IL, USA

problem #1

Nov 062010


  • 98,800 miles
No prior incidents. Driving along, transmission slips. I let off gas, seems to re-engage, press on gas again, slips again. Pulled over after about 200 yds, tried reverse - no movement. Trail of transmission fluid behind me, puddle of transmission fluid on the ground. Take to shop - told radiator is ruined, and coolant had circulated through the transmission. Mechanic hasn't seen this before, yet is obviously a common complaint here on NHTSA. Lines running through radiator to cool trans. Fluid are plastic - doomed for failure. I see a pattern here, anyone else?

- Soldiers Grove, WI, USA

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