2nd Gen (2000 – 2005) Dodge Neon Problems

The 2nd generation of the Neon has a cumulative PainRank™ of 16.3. That can be compared against other Dodge generations. Shopping for a Dodge? You could do worse (but you could also do better).

Owners of the 2000–2005 Neon model years have sent in 437 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (24%) followed by the transmission (16%) and the electrical (11%).

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 2004 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2005 137
18.33
2004 72
20.19
2003 67
17.85
2002 77
19.61
2001 36
8.4
2000 48
13.41

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