10th Dec 2002, 13:45
My 2000 Neon has had a few problems, some of them ALMOST deadly.
1. Breaks Squeeked when I first bought them and my rotors warped.
2. Battery cables fell off last november while I was on the freeway in the pooring rain, I was doing 80mph in the fast lane while I was going over a bridge. it was the day before thanksgiving and the roads were packed. Basically my car completely stalled, gauges were stuck, no brakes, no lights, scariest thing that's ever happened to me. But I must say that chrysler has the best road side service in the world...
3. Replaced the brakes at 12000 miles, everything from the rotors to the shoes, front and back, they were making me crazy.
4. Battery just pooped out on me one day. it was driving fine and then I shut it off and ten minutes later when I tried to turn it on... nothing... nightmare trying to fix it cause it was a new battery!
5. I think I have a broken motor mount, cause my dash is vibrating.
6. I have been rear ended and backed into twice, over 7,000 bucks to fix the rear end, the guy hit me at 50mph and I was at a dead stop. I have never felt safer in that car then I did right then. Only hit my head on the steering wheel, that's it.
7. Thought my air bag was defective and chrysler sent someone out the next day to examine the problem and then sent me a nice letter to tell me all was safe.
8. I love my NEON and I think that I will have it for many years to come. Its the best car in the world.. the features are great and its comfortable and safe. These things can happen to any car. but if its going to happen it might as well be with a great car that's easy to work with and inexpensive.
26th Dec 2002, 04:32
Have just encountered what appears to be a common problem with the 2001 Plymouth Neon. We have transmission failure at only 44,000 miles. Warranty runs out at 36,000 on these autos, but will try to fight through the repairs with the company. Anyone have any suggestions as to how to approach the company with this premature transmission failure? Great little car, but we can't see paying out for a new transmission when the car is still so new. Must be a material fault, as we baby the car when we drive it. Found silver metal shavings on the transmission dipstick when it began to slip and chatter last month.
20th Aug 2004, 12:07
I love my 2000 Dodge Neon. The only problem I can report just happen last week. The dash lights and the back running lights went out. I am not able to drive at night until I can get enough money together to get it fixed or looked at. My turn signals work and headlights, but my dash and back lights just won't work. Any ideas what is wrong would be helpful!
18th Jun 2006, 20:32
LOL. I am sorry, but after reading your response that your transmission went out at 44,000 miles I just could not help myself, but to crack out laughing. Next time do your homework and research cars before you buy. Consumer Reports gives the Neon it's worst reliability rating. That should be a wake up call for all of you have bought one. And as for DaimlerChrysler there is nothing I would like to see more than that company go bankrupt. Would serve them right for selling this crap they call cars.