1996 Dodge Neon 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 63300 miles
hello. I bought a 96 dodge neon 04/18/09 for my daughter (18) and son (16) to share. Everything was fine that day. Later that evening we noticed white smoke coming from the tailpipe. The dearlership was closed and they were not open on Sunday. I got online and found websites with many people with the same problem. On Monday, it started shaking really bad and you had to put the pedal to the floor for it to move. I called them and they told me take it to their shop. On Tuesday, I called for a status and was told that the car is fine it just needed an oil change and a tune up. However, when my son went to go pick it up it was still shaking and the engine light was on (which was not on before). I called the dealer and he told me to go ahead and drive the car for "30 days", after that let him know if something else is wrong. Ofcoarse I refused to move the car. I know they would have said we did something to it if we had taken it from that shop and something else went wrong. Even the guy at the shop said something else was wrong with but he did what they told him to do. At that point, I'm very upset and want to return the car. They said no, we can't do that the bank will not allow it. This morning (Wednesday) the car was taken to a Dodge service shop. They found out that the computer was bad, so they replaced it. Now, my question is this. Can changing the computer solve all the problems it was having? The shaking, white smoke from tailpipe, funny smell, very low idle in drive (you have to floor it for it to move), and idle high in park. I think that's it. And yes, I checked out before I bought it. It had none of this going on. It's so funny because you always hear about cars falling apart as soon as you drive off the lot. But, al least I do have a 30 day warranty.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 AT 6:41 PM