really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
105,000 miles

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2004 Dodge Neon lights problems

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2004 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 272018


  • 169,000 miles


As I was driving down the street, my rear passenger end was leaning a little to the side. I was a smooth paved road and it felt as though I was hitting potholes. I pulled over to the side of the road thought my tire was flat. I T0ok the car to a shop to get checked out. They stated that my rear shot blew. On 11/20/18 my defrosters are no longer working. My headlights are dim. I tried replacing the bulb. However, it still isn't bright enough to drive in the dark.

- Lakewood, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jun 072016


  • 185,000 miles
Running lights stopped working (on a city street), when repaired, was due to a wire in the multifunction switch burning out and melting the casing of the mfs

- Morristown, NJ, USA

problem #3

Nov 232012

Neon 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Just had the instrument panel replaced due to a fried power transistor on the I/C board. Repair lasted about 1 hour and then replacement instrument panel failed also. Appears to be a short in the dash light circuit. This causes fuse # 15 to blow which removes power from the parking lights, and the tail lights.

- Vevay, In, IN, USA

problem #2

Dec 012010


  • miles
My headlight lense is cloudy obstructing the cars light output.

- Rocky Mount, NC, USA

problem #1

Jun 062009


  • 91,000 miles
2004 Dodge Neon lost head lights while driving late at night. Had there not been traffic in front and behind, I would have ran off the road. Multi function switch harness melted connector to multi function switch causing short to fuse 16. Prior to fuse 16 blowing, a melted plastic smell was coming from the column cover. Replaced multi function switch which showed signs of overheat (copper tarnished). While disconnecting the mfs harness, the connector was overheated (melted) and was falling apart. Both fuses (17 & 18) to the headlamps were intact so issue is inside the cab. I still need to have the harness connector to the mfs replaced.

- Vacaville, CA, USA

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