NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,613 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.

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1998 Plymouth Neon engine problems

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1998 Plymouth Neon Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 312002


  • 71,514 miles


These problems were found during a replacement of our third transmission. We are really upset with Plymouth/Dodge auto. We had this car for only a year and it has been nothing but trouble. Like I said, 3 transmissions, 1 engine due to head gasket problems. Now, the oil pressure sending unit, vehicle speed sensor, and the rear main oil seal. ----dims 11 IVOQ entry after 12/12/01 cut-over to artemis-------769336.

- West Valley City, UT, USA

problem #4

Aug 132001


  • 61,550 miles
When brake is pushed the turn lights would light up and brake lights wouldn't brighten. This was (08/13/01). In 10/10/01 was able to drive forward in reverse and neutral, didn't have a reverse, transmission replaced. In 03/12/02, found oil in the antifreeze reserve and radiator, replaced engine due to head gasket problem. In 04/15/02, transmission doing the same thing back on 10/10/01, transmission is replaced again. In 10/31/02, transmission replaced for the third time, due to shifting hard, and same problem as 10/10/01 and 04/18/02. Also, at the same time the speed sensor went out so there was no speedometer working. We also had to replace the rear main oil seal because it was leaking and replaced the oil sending unit. ***dims 11 IVOQ entry posted after 121/12/02 cut-over to artemis--------769334.

- West Valley City, UT, USA

problem #3

Sep 012001


  • miles
Rpms would remain open even when accelertion havs decreased. Dealer was not notified at this time. Feel free to provide any further information concerning this matter.

- South Saint Paul, MN, USA

problem #2

Apr 192001

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Intermittently when coming to a stop under normal conditions vehicle will rev up and will surge forward, causing extended stopping distance. Manufacturer has been notified.

- Gotha, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 151999


  • miles
The trottle sometimes sticks after cruiding along and coming to a stop. At times the engine speed is great enough so when braking, the rear wheels lock up and the car is difficult to stop. The dealer has been unable to find the problem. I have checked the engine when the throttle is stuck and found no cables binding, but the throttle plate was not at idle.

- Plymouth, MA, USA

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