really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,326 miles

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2005 Dodge Neon engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 062006

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,326 miles


2005 Dodge Neon [xxx]. 4 cyl, 2.0 ltr engine, 12,326 miles, I was driving in anchorage Alaska, on 03/06/06, my accelerator got stuck, and I was going faster, before I knew what to do I slammed into an abandoned vehicle, I was going about 30/40 mph, airbags didn't deploy. At impact I hit my head got a concussion. After impact car was still accelerating, put the car in park, realized the accelerators stuck, now smoke was filling the car, and I got my phone and ran thinking it was going to explode, I called 911, they asked if the engine was still revving and I said yes, they then told me to back away from the car, and wait for the fire dept. 3 witnesses saw that the engine was still revving with me out of the car. Anchorage fire/paramedic came. The fire dept disconnected the battery and opened the trunk; smoke was still coming out of the engine/trunk. Anchorage police came and asked what happened, I told him. I got a case number case #, and they towed my car to a body shop. Body shop found that there was a hole in my plenum/ intake manifold, caused by the collision. That's why the car was still revving. I asked how did the accelerator get stuck in the first place, was told he could not determine that. I called daimler Chrysler, to file a claim with them. They sent a special investigator to look at the car. I got a letter from daimler Chrysler, and was told that they are denying my claim. I called to find out why, and was told daimler Chrysler does not care about the claim, a decision was made and that's final, I can seek legal action if I feel like it. I asked why daimler Chrysler does not care about the claim, she told me a decision was made and that was final I can't do anything about it and ended the call. My insurance is going to fix the car, but I have to drive this car knowing that the original problem was never fixed, and that every time I put my wife and my 7 month old in the car. Updated 07/16/2012

- Anchorage , AK, USA

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