really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
88,976 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. flush tranny (2 reports)
2003 Dodge Neon transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 192011

Neon SE 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 127,000 miles


Bought car used in April 2010. One month after buying, my daughter and i were driving on the highway, when the transmission went. I thought she hit something or jammed on the brakes, it was that sudden a jolt. $2100 later, had the transmission rebuilt. March 19 2011, my daughter was driving. Got a block away from home, and she called me because the car was nt running right. She drove home and pulled into driveway. I saw transmission fluid and coolant spilling out.

Looked online and found out about the stupid transmission cooler inside the rad. local shop wants $710 to replace rad, flush transmission and coolant. Transmission shop that rebuilt transmission said he has done a few, and it runs around $525. Only problem is that shop is 60 miles away, and the tow bill will pretty much make up the difference.

I have a friend who has access to a shop, and we are going to do the repairs, but it sounds like it is going to be a pain...gotta run about 12-15 gallons of transmission fluid thru to hopefully flush transmission!!

First and last Dodge product I will ever buy!! Some experience for my daughter buying her first car!

I just hope that after doing all this the damn transmission does not blow up again!! @&$#@#% Dodge piece of $#*&^$@$ ((@#^%@#

- , Hoyt Lakes, MN, USA

problem #1

Oct 192010

Neon 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,952 miles

rad fluid somehow got in tranny had it flushed twice costly repair also changed rad still don't know how or why this happen

- , Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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