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Dodge Neon Problems and Repair Histories

Don't infer Dodge Neon problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Dodge Neon repairs by problem area

25% of the Dodge Neon repairs were to the engine, 16% to the transmission, 16% to the brakes, 37% to the suspension, and 6% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems.

Chart based on 51 repairs.

Dodge Neon repair cost distribution

Of the Dodge Neon repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 14% cost less than $100, 68% between $100 and $499, 11% between $500 and $999, and 7% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 28 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2004 Dodge Neon 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Dodge Neon in Missouri, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 120000    
123000 35 Shifter was sloppy. I discovered that the booger bushings under the hood were nearly disintegrated and replaced them with aftermarket bushings. I WOULD NOT recommend NOS parts for this repair. 
136000 50 I replaced the front suspension bushings as they were the original ones and worn out. 
146300 125 I replaced the front brake pads & rotors. 
162000  

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2004 Dodge Neon 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Neon in Arkansas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 199000    
215000 170 Starter was going out and was replaced. 
239000 178 Passenger side CV joint replaced. 
245000 789 Trans axle seal leaking power steering tension pulley busted 
245000 100 Battery lost all charge 
Dodge Neon in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 65000    
79000 1800 Transmission overhaul because of a known defect in the original design. 
90000 25 Found symptom online, self diagnosis intermittent shaking of car not able to drive over 30 mph in some instances. YouTube on how to fix. Repair successfully. 
91000 250 replaced rear passenger bearing 
116000 200 Rear hub bearing. 
120000  
Dodge Neon in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
390 Cam sensor and wiring replaced 
450 Rotors, pads, shoes all replaced... 
0 Rotors and pads replaced again due to "bad rotors" (Dumb mechanic didn't tension the rear brakes at all and the front brakes took all the force) (Under warranty) 
129000 145 Right tie rod end was loose and needed to be replaced. Odd issue where the car would pull left when accelerating and pull right when coasting or braking. 
135000 0 The radiator cracked and leaked into the transmission causing extreme heat damage to the transmission. 
Dodge Neon in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
100 Fuel Pump Failure 
100 Coil Pack Failed 
100 Transmission failure. Warranty Covered. 
61800 400 Lower Control Arm Bushings Front Brake Pads and Rotors Radiator Failed. Causing coolant and transmission fluid to mix.  
76000 100 Solenoid Pack Leaking Transmission cooling lines leaking 
79000 300 Speakers blown and rattling. 

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