really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,924 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Dodge Neon engine problems

engine problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2004 Dodge Neon:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2004 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 082012


  • 182,842 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Neon. The contact stated that while attempting to stop the vehicle, the vehicle abnormally accelerated. The contact had to shift into neutral, depress the brakes and shut off the engine in order to stop the vehicle. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 182,842 and the current mileage was 183,000.

- Osceola, IN, USA

problem #4

Mar 112010

Neon 4-cyl

  • 122,000 miles
2004 Dodge Neon. Accelerated out of control without warning. Tried to apply brakes, but could not stop. The car continued to gain speed. Tried to turn engine off and it would not turn off. Tried to put into neutral but it continued to accelerate. Finally put into park and the wheels locked up and the vehicle stopped. I had to keep my foot on the brake to keep the car from moving while in park. I was finally able to turn the engine off.

- Spring Hill , FL, USA

problem #3

Feb 122009


  • 96,978 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Neon. The contact took her vehicle to the dealer to have the brake pads serviced. The technician discovered that the transmission solenoid pact was leaking and made the replacement. The repairs totaled $1,000, of which the contact paid $865. Two days after the repairs, the vehicle revved up while driving 25 mph. On one occasion, the contact released the accelerator pedal to slow down and the vehicle began accelerate on its own. She attempted to apply the brakes, but the vehicle still accelerated. When she arrived home, she noticed that the check engine indicator was illuminated. She took the vehicle back to the dealer, but has not yet received any feedback. The manufacturer has not been notified. The current and failure mileages were 96,978.

- Troy, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 102005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving the engine stalled. Was taken to get serviced, and was determined to be the throttle body. Currently, the vehicle jerks inadvertently. Consumer took vehicle to dealer to get serviced several times, but they could not determine the cause of the problem.

- Franklin, VA, USA

problem #1

Mar 182004

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,800 miles
While driving at 70 mph, the consumer attempted to exit a freeway and the vehicle lurched and made a loud noise. The vehicle was pulled into a parking lot and smoke began to emit from the hood. Consumer turned the key off, but the vehicle continued to run. The fire department arrived and disconnected the battery cables. At that time the smoking ceased and the engine shut down. The consumers vehicle continued to run rough and lurch forward, the check engine light would come on, , the vehicle would run with the key out of the ignition, and when the door was inadvertently shut, the door would lock. The dealer could not find anything wrong with the vehicle. The consumer was told that the fuel was delivered at a rich combustion level. The service dealer replaced the ab/master relay and the power train control module. (fuel was being delivered to the cylinder at excessive amounts and with the key out of the ignition)

- Ballwin, MO, USA

Not what you are looking for?