The check engine light came on before 60,000 miles. No one could find anything wrong with my car. The light went out after a tune up.
After 50,000 miles I noticed the air conditioner only gave hot air. I was told I have a leak and they cannot tell where the leak is coming from.
At 63,000 miles, my car started leaking oil. I was told it was the head gasket and would cost over $800 to fix it. I called Chrysler and explained my issue and they told me to take it to a dealer, and that I would be responsible for the first $100.
The Neon has been a great car for the first 55,000 miles. After that, everything seemed to go down hill.
It was this web site that helped me discover the head gasket as a major issue with the Neon. Without this site, I would have spent $800 to get this fixed instead of having Chrysler pay for it.
I was told there is no guarantee that my car will be as good as new. It seems they have restructured the head gasket a couple of times over the past years. A big problem is when someone gets the gasket leak fixed, the mechanic only replaces certain parts and the leak will still occur.
9th Mar 2005, 15:17
I was reading through your review, and now I am just wondering how do you contact Chrysler or Dodge to have them pay for the head gasket? I was told I have a head gasket and cam sensor leak in my Neon, and they estimated it as a $600.00 fix. If Chrysler or Dodge will pay for it, then that would be fantastic. Any information regarding this would be helpful. Thank you.