1st Gen (1995 – 1999) Dodge Neon Problems

The 1st generation of the Neon has a cumulative PainRank™ of 4.78. That can be compared against other Dodge generations. Shopping for a Dodge? This generation is generally a good bet.

Owners of the 1995–1999 Neon model years have sent in 111 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (36%) followed by the electrical (21%) and the body (7%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Dodge model years.

Watch out for the 1998 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
1999 18
5.76
1998 25
6.62
1997 10
2.7
1996 31
3.62
1995 27
5.2

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