really awful
Crashes / Fires:
8 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 0
Average Mileage:
112,149 miles

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2005 Dodge Neon seat belts / air bags problems

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2005 Dodge Neon Owner Comments

problem #8

May 252016

Neon 4-cyl

  • 183,373 miles


The contact owned a 2005 Dodge Neon. While proceeding to make a left turn, another vehicle crashed into the front driver side door of the contact's vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The driver and passenger sustained whiplash injuries that required medical attention. The driver in the other vehicle sustained chest and face injuries due to the air bags. Medical attention was required. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to the contact's residence. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 183,373. Updated 06/29/16

- Parkton, NC, USA

problem #7

Jul 042014


  • 77,218 miles
My 2005 Dodge Neon entered into a collision with a 2001 Ford Taurus on 7/4/2014. My vehicle hit the Ford Taurus head-on into the passenger's side of the Ford Taurus at about the middle of the Taurus. My seat belt had kept me in my seat, but the air bag had failed to deploy, resulting in permanent injuries which will require pain management and surgery at some point. The posted speed limit was 45 mph, and I was estimated to be traveling at around 40 mph at the time of impact.

- Margate, FL, USA

problem #6

Jun 262014


  • 81,600 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Neon. The contact stated the air bags failed to deploy when the vehicle crashed into the guard rail. The contact sustained severe head injuries, bruises on the body, and back. The contact received medical attention at the scene and was taken to the hospital. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 81,600.

- Toway, CA, USA

problem #5

Oct 052014


  • 272,000 miles


The contact owned a 2005 Dodge Neon. While driving approximately 10 mph, another vehicle crashed into the driver side of the contact's vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained bruising on the chest from the seat belt which required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed. The VIN was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 272,000.

- Dandridge , TN, USA

problem #4

Jun 032013

Neon 4-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
My sons had a crash in a 2005 Dodge Neon. They were going approximately 40-45 mph. They hit a mailbox with metal pipes, a parked durango, a parked Malibu, decorative rocks in the corner, went airborne and totaled the whole passenger side front end of the car. Neither of the air bags deployed, and the seat belts didn't lock. We bought this card because of the safety features for our teenage son and they did not work.

- Leavenworth, KS, USA

problem #3

Feb 232013


  • 151,000 miles
It was raining and my husband was driving at 45 mph on our local highway when someone pulled across both lanes and stopped. My husband had to swerve to miss hitting the other driver directly in the door and unavoidably hit him in the passenger side front end with our passenger side front end at 45 miles per hour. The impact was serious and our car was totaled. Neither air bag deployed.

- Gloucester, VA, USA

problem #2

Oct 072008


  • 33,000 miles
Airbag failed to deploy! I was in a 6 car accident, front and rear ended followed by another hit! my 2005 Dodge Neon SXT was total right off at 33,000 miles. Not only that the airbag failed to deploy but the locking mechanism on the driver back seat had gave causing me to be tossed backwards! the locking mechanism on the steering wheel tilt also broke causing the steering wheel to drop in my lap! I now suffer abdominal pain, lower back pain, leg pain, and head injuries which I am now seeing a rehab, chiropractor doctor 3 days a week. Dodge dealers claims that there cars are 5 stars! safety equipment should work proper at all times!

- Winter Haven, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 062008


  • 27,000 miles
Dodge Neon 2005 ran a red light, hit a large van total my car. The air bags did not work. I hit windshield, steering wheel and knee hitting brake lever. I have three cracked ribs, large knot on knee, laracation on forehead from hitting windshield. Just got over heat surgery. Doctors said it will take 6 to 8 weeks to heal. The car only had 3,500 when we purchased. Was checked out on carfax.

- Wichita, KS, USA

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