really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,182 miles

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2005 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 052011

Neon 4-cyl

  • 93,021 miles


My 2005 Dodge Neon, began accelerating all by it self. I was not giving it gas and applying the brakes. I pulled into my driveway, it kept going, I went through my garage door. I tried to put the car in park, but the garage door slowed me down, and I then put the car in park. I read on line this has happened to hundreds of people. I tried to change the throttle sensor, that did not work. My next step is to change the oxygen sensor. I hope that works. I have been without a car for 1 week now, because I am scared to death to drive it again. It happened one other time prior to running into the garage. It just seems like there should be some type of recall as this is very dangerous. I was lucky it was my garage door instead of a human being. It cost me 800 to replace the garage door, and that was a friend giving me an incredible deal. You cannot replace a human life. Please have Dodge Neon give a solution to fix this problem, and warn people about it. Arizona December 26th, 2011.

- Anthem, AZ, USA

problem #4

Jul 232010


  • 79,490 miles
About 2 years ago my 2005 Dodge Neon was not idling properly and shortly thereafter would not start. I brought my car to a mechanic and had a tune up and they had to replace a spark plug. Last week my car began acting in the same manner however this time began vibrating. I brought my car again to the same mechanic. He replaced the brake shoes and told me I needed engine mounts. When I went onto the internet to research the cost of these parts I came across numerous similar complaints. One site listed this as a major problem with the 2005 Dodge Neon and people have written they have had collisions due to this problem. Also noted was the problem keeps returning and costs the owners alot of money. I feel this should be looked at seriously.

- Edina, MN, USA

problem #3

Mar 282010


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Neon. The contact stated while driving at 65 mph, the vehicle lost power. The contact moved off the roadway and contacted the dealer who informed him that the vehicle would need further diagnostic testing to determine the failure. There were no recalls for the vehicle and repairs would be at the contacts expense. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and current mileage were 65,000.

- Maple Bay, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 202009


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Neon. The vehicle was parked when the contact detected three rubber engine mounts were cracked and broken. The engine was positioned in the engine compartment unsecured due to the defective mounts. The contact had concern of the safety issue. The failure mileage was 60,000. The current mileage was 65,000.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #1

May 062006

Neon 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 13,400 miles
I was driving on the freeway for several miles and got off an off ramp. I continued to drive throughout the city and had come to a four way stop. I proceeded to go and accelerated in 1st gear and then put the car into 2nd gear. While in the 2nd gear, the engine came to an abrupt stop and sparks flew all over the street. The clutch had ejected itself out of the transmission causing massive damage to the engine bay and chassis. Dealer and insurance companies denied my claim and have not fixed my motor vehicle.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

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