About Dodge Neon
Dodge Neon is a front-engine, front-wheel drive small family car manufactured by FCA US LLC from 1993 to 2005, though the nameplate is revived recently but it now is a rebadged variant of Fiat Tipo for Mexican market. So, roughly calculating, it had been through two generations. The first Dodge Neon was unveiled in January 1994 for 1995 model year.
The first generation Dodge Neon (1994-1999) was introduced in 1994. It had several names. Plymouth Neon and Dodge Neon were its American and Canadian names, and Chrysler Neon was Canadian and European name. In different markets, Dodge Neon offered different trim levels. In North America, there were Base, Highline, Sport, Expresso, EX, ACR, Style, R/T, LE and LX trim levels available. And in Europe, it offered LE, LX, SLX, GLX and CS. Available powertrain was 1.8 L, 2.0 L inline 4-cylinder gasoline engine and 5-speed manual transmission and 3-speed automatic transmission. In 2000 model year, the sales of second generation Neon (1999-2005) started. It added a few trim levels such as ES, SE, S, SST, SXT, and SRT-4. This generation Dodge Neon was powered by 1.6 L, 2.0 L, 2.4 L turbo inline 4-cylinder gasoline engine mated to 5-speed manual transmission and 3-speed, 4-speed automatic transmissions.
Dodge Neon Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Neon follows the natural law and starts to show problems after it reached a certain mileage. According to Dodge Neon vehicle owners, here listed below are the most common problems:
First, suspension system problem. Neon drivers complained that when they drove, they can always hear clunking noises coming from the front suspension or rattling and squeaking noises from underneath the car. And the noise will get louder as time passes by. At the same time, handling of the Dodge Neon became poorer and more sluggish. It is usual that they always started steering to right or left unintentionally. Sometimes, vibrations can also be felt through the steering wheel to palms. Based on their descriptions, if you happen to have the same problem, you can check if your steering knuckle or sway bar bushing is failing.
Second, electrical issue. Some drivers were experiencing problems in starting and powering. At the meanwhile, they have found corrosions on battery terminals and overall reduction in car quality. Not to mention the illuminated Check Engine Light. The reasons of these issues can be contributed to a broken battery cable or failed camshaft position sensor.
If you want to keep your Dodge Neon always at the top-notch conditions, some easy-to-wear parts like drive belt, windshield wiper or wiper blade needs to be maintained regularly.
When looking for a new auto parts, you may consider cheaper aftermarket parts. However, we offer better quality Dodge Neon OEM parts at the lowest price even compared to aftermarket parts. What's more, all auto parts come with manufacturer's warranty to make sure reliability and durability.