The 2 Most Common Neon Problems

We've pulled together a list of the problems Neon owners.

  1. Stuck in Park

    Can't shift the car into reverse or drive! Now what? This is most commonly reported from Dodge Avenger owners, but there have also been similar complaints about other Dodge makes as well as other Chrysler and Jeep vehicles having a similar …

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  2. Cracked Dashboards

    Is your Dodge dashboard falling apart and breaking into pieces? Have you been watching the cracks grow bigger and bigger with each passing month? Do you feel helpless as your dashboard caves in on itself? Trust me, you're not alone.

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What Neon Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

Neon Generations

The Neon has 2 generations, each with their own issues. Using the same PainRank™ system we've determined that you're better off avoiding the 2nd generation (2000–2005).

  1. 2nd Generation Neon

    Years
    2000–2005
    Reliability
    34th of 54
    PainRank
    16.38
    Complaints
    442
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  2. 1st Generation Neon

    Years
    1995–1999
    Reliability
    22nd of 54
    PainRank
    4.82
    Complaints
    114
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Neon Key Numbers

  1. 556 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  2. 208 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 23 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.