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Headlights Problems of Dodge Neon



Dodge Neon owners have reported 17 problems related to headlights (under the exterior lighting category).

car image   Headlights problem of the 2000 Dodge Neon 1
Failure Date: 08/04/2014

Unfortunately I ran into a driver whom was in front of me due to low visibility & bad brakes. My headlights are extremely dull & foggy. Also, whomever own the car before me had the brake vacuum replaced due to recall & ever since I've purchased the car there's been a brake problem. Such as needing a new master cylinder, new propositioning, new brake shoes, and wheel cylinder. I have receipts of all work completed. I have a one year old whom ride along and I'm highly concerned about his safety. I love the car but if it continues I will junk out my car and look to sue Dodge Chrysler and whomever else associated with the making of the vehicle.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2004 Dodge Neon 2
Failure Date: 12/01/2010

My headlight lense is cloudy obstructing the cars light output.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2002 Dodge Neon 3
Failure Date: 04/07/2010

The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Neon. The contact stated while driving various speeds, she noticed that the both low beam headlights would point downward and illuminated an inadequate brightness towards the road. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated both head lamps needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 135,000.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2004 Dodge Neon 4
Failure Date: 11/02/2008

I was driving my 2004 Dodge Neon srt4 on the evening of November 2nd 2008 when my headlights failed. They were cutting off and on. I drove the vehicle home in the dark since I don't have the money for a tow. I checked on srtforums. Com for an explanation of the issue and was directed to a posting about the wiring harness burning up inside the steering column. Sure enough my harness and connector is fried. This could have led to a fire and will be a costly repair. This problem has occurred in many other peoples vehicles. This should be a recall since it is due to a manufacturer defect. Not to mention I could have crashed since it was dark.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2000 Dodge Neon 5
Failure Date: 01/19/2007

The contact stated while driving at night and turning the headlights on the warning light indicator appeared on the dashboard, but the headlight switch failed to activate. Contact took vehicle to local mechanic and they stated the wires had melted together. Due to the safety hazard the local mechanic stated he could not work on the vehicle and referred contact to a Dodge dealer.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2002 Dodge Neon 6
Failure Date: 09/16/2006

The contact owns a 2002 Dodge Neon. While driving 40 mph, the headlights were foggy and provided poor illumination. The lights also face downward instead of straight ahead. The contact was also experiencing transmission failure. When she would shift into drive, the gear would shift into reverse or neutral. The dealer stated that there were no recalls for the headlights. The purchase date and powertrain were unknown. The current mileage was 75,250 and failure mileage was approximately 63,000. Updated 03/18/08. The consumer stated vehicle's transmission was rebuilt in 02/08 at the cost of $1,864. 18. Updated 03/18/08.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1997 Dodge Neon 7
Failure Date: 04/01/2006

My first complaint would be about the paint. My car has been peeling for the past 2 years now, it bubbles then peels and gets bigger and bigger every day. It is now peeling in 6 spots, the largest is the size of a watermelon. Very unhappy!!!! second, the brakes are horrible, the squealing of metal on metal has been occurring since day 1 of getting my car. I was recently driving on a major highway and my steering wheel began shaking like crazy. I pulled over and everything seemed fine. I continued to drive but could not accelerate faster than 60km/hr. I tried driving my car to the mechanics but in the end did not get very far. I pulled over once again and noticed smoke coming from my drivers side front wheel. I also noticed the wheel well caught on fire due to the friction. My car was then towed and my mechanic diagnosed the problem as a ceased caliper. Beware, this was scary. My whole front end brake system had to be replaced. Too add, I find it's hard to see at night due to a defective plastic that covers the head lights. They are foggy and don't give out enough light. Lastly, I find that the sealants on the windows of my two door are horrible. I have to push on my window when closing it in order for the window to seal. This is a big problem, my car was stolen because of this problem. A recall should definitely be considered for the paint, breaks and headlight covers and windows/seals!!!.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 1998 Dodge Neon 8
Failure Date: 11/15/2004

The headlight lens on the Neon are made of plastic that has degraded to a point that the headlights are ineffective. On top of that, there is not a replacement lens available. You have to buy an entire $110. 00 assembly.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 2001 Dodge Neon 9
Failure Date: 07/19/2004

Water leaked into the front headlight lens, causing the lens to fog up. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. Problem still exists.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 1999 Dodge Neon 10
Failure Date: 02/25/2004

Both headlights had a glaze, almost opaque, causing extremely reduced visibility during the night, and obstructing consumer's view while driving.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 1997 Dodge Neon 11
Failure Date: 05/23/2003

Plastic headlight lens became foggy after 3 years of service. Included cracking and glazing. Result was reduced light intensity available for night driving. Headlamp assemblies required replacement to regain ability to operate safely at night.

car image   Headlights problem of the 2000 Dodge Neon 12
Failure Date: 12/01/2001

While driving and without warning headlights become extremely dim, causing poor visibility. Also interior lights are experiencing the same problem, becoming dim, cause unknown. Please give any further details.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1996 Dodge Neon 13
Failure Date: 08/22/2001

No summary listed for above vehicle.

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car image   Headlights problem of the 1998 Dodge Neon 14
Failure Date: 06/01/2001

Both headlights are losing visability. They are clouded up. Either wrong or cheap grade plastics used for optical use. I have seen every 99 and before Dodge Neon with the same problem. Very unsafe when you lose visibilty at night. Dt.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1996 Dodge Neon 15
Failure Date: 04/01/2000

Drivers side headlight assembly broke from inside of the hood, causing light to jump around while going down the road. Head light is so loose it will fall out and dealership represenative said it is my responsiblility to fix. 214. 00 plus labor and tax. I do not feel that a headlight assemble should crack unless there has been an accident. If the headlight does short out or fall of this could cause failure of lights while traveling atvery dangerous. I am very concered since this our car that my daughter has to drive back and forth to college. I do not understand why a dealership would not be concered for the safety of their consumers.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1998 Dodge Neon 16
Failure Date: 07/16/1999

Let window down as a result moisture got into the car from rain . Also, headlights did not work properly.

car image   Headlights problem of the 1999 Dodge Neon 17

When blinkers are on headlights will completely go out, cause unknown. Dealer cannot identify the problem. Please give any further details.


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