pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
78,333 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. sensor replacement (1 reports)
2003 Dodge Neon electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 142011

Neon SXT 2.0L

  • Manual transmission
  • 105,000 miles


I have an 03 Neon that has been giving me grief for the past year. Overall I like the car because it's fuel efficient and handles quite well. I am the second owner of the car, I bought the car when it was a year old from PEP dealer. The car came to me with only 11,000 miles on it. I was given fair warning about the car when it gets near 100,000 miles. The first thing was to replace the timing belt. If the timing belt goes you blow the motor so have it replaced. So I did. This was back in June, since that time my engine light has been on, my oil light stays on. An now I have an intermittent problem with the car not starting. It has left me stranded twice in the last 3 weeks. I can't trust the car right now because of the starting issue, getting stranded again is not my idea of a good time. I realize that this car is considered a disposable vehicle but I just can't throw in the towel because of all these little annoyances. Why do manufactures have to put so many sensors on vehicles when the sensors are not durable enough to last the life of the vehicle. I'm tired of buying cars that are substandard in design and robustness. I don't beat on my cars and I maintain them to the letter. But when they don't run it is much more than just an inconvenience...it is an expensive headache that should happen.

Example: My son bought a new GM car in 09. The front struts started to leaking early in the cars life (don't know when) but when it was discovered the car had 38,000 miles on it. GM snubbed him when he tried to claim it under his warranty. The repair cost him over $500. Now at 55,000 miles the clutch is slipping and once again GM is snubbing him on the repair...guess what, GM just lost another customer. In both instances my son was not looking for the repair to be totally absorbed by GM, he was more than willing to split the cost, but since the dealership was unwilling to budge it will make his next new vehicle purchase that much easier when he takes GM off the plate as a potential manufacturer.

For those of us who have been done wrong based on inferior products being produced by our domestic auto manufactures all I can say is welcome the global economy and the freedom of choice. This is one disappointed, highly educated young man who not cross another entrance to a GM dealer to make another purchase. Shame on GM for not working with their customers. What ever happened to customer satisfaction? I guess NAFTA will straighten some of that out.

Good luck to GM in the future

Disappointed in Oxford Mi.

- , Oxford, MI, US

problem #2

Jun 202009


  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

When I put the key in it makes a chu chu sound and the key pops out really fast.

- , Manassas, VA, US

problem #1

Apr 272009


  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

car would not start. the engine light was on and it show the cam shaft sensor was bad. changed the sensor. this fixed the problem for a awhile but it keeps reoccurring. Haven't changed the sensor again. you try to start the car and it wont start after being driven. it will turn over. you wait a few minutes and it will start (maybe).

- , Hewitt, TX, USA

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