What's Wrong with the Dodge Neon?

Neon owners have made 548 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the engine (27%), followed by the electrical (13%) and the transmission (13%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the Neon.

Comparing Neon Generations

You should avoid the 2nd generation (2000–2005) Neon because of its overall PainRank™ of 16.3. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
2nd Gen Neon 2000–2005
437 16.3
1st Gen Neon 1995–1999
111 4.78

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The Worst Neon Years

This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the 1995 (27), 1998 (25), 1999 (18), and 1997 (10).