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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,440 miles

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2006 Dodge Magnum transmission problems

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2006 Dodge Magnum Owner Comments

problem #18

Jan 022012

Magnum 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that the gear shifter could not be shifted from park. The dealer and the manufacturer were notified of the failure, but the VIN did not qualify for repairs under NHTSA campaign id number: 05V460000 (power train:automatic transmission). In addition, while attempting to close the trunk, the trunk would slam shut abruptly and abnormally. The contact was concerned that the trunk lid would slam on a person's head, causing injury. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired by the dealer. The failure and the current mileage was 26,000. The VIN was unavailable. Updated 02/15/12

- Lake Havasu, AZ, USA

problem #17

Aug 312011

Magnum

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that the vehicle would not shift from park. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for repairs or diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was contacted and they confirmed that the VIN dwas not included in NHTSA campaign id number:05V460000 (power train:automatic transmission). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 100,000.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #16

May 282011

Magnum

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the gear automatically shifted into neutral without warning. The contact drove to the side of the road and was able to shift the gear back into the drive position. The failure occurred whenever the vehicle was in motion. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and authorized dealer, where they stated that the gear shifter was defective. There was a recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 08V583000 (power train: Automatic transmission: Lever and linkage: Column shift). The VIN was not included in the recall. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Riverdale , GA, USA

problem #15

Aug 062011

Magnum

  • 93,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that the vehicle remained stuck in park. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection or repairs. The manufacturer was contacted and advised that the VIN did not qualify for repairs under NHTSA campaign id number: 08V583000(power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 93,000.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #14

Jul 222011

Magnum

  • 102,000 miles
The vehicle was unable to shift from park into any other gear. The dealer advised me to bring the vehicle in for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was aware of the failure. The current and failure mileage was 102,000.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #13

Jun 212011

Magnum

  • 56,450 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated the vehicle would not shift out of park. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed the gear shift was locked and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired. The failure mileage was 56,450.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #12

Jun 062011

Magnum

  • 100,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When attempting to shift to drive from park, the gear shift selector would not respond. I was able to shift into all other gears other than drive. The current and failure mileage is 100,000.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #11

Mar 292011

Magnum

  • 59,463 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that while attempting to shift the gear from park to neutral with the vehicle parked, the gear would not respond. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the technician replaced the shifter. After the repair was made, the contact did not experience the failure again. The manufacturer was contacted and advised that there was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 08V583000 (power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift) but the contacts VIN was not included. The manufacturer also stated that the warranty would not cover the repairs. The vehicle was repaired at the contacts expense. The approximate failure mileage was 59,463.

- Molino, FL, USA

problem #10

Nov 052010

Magnum 6-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
Please put your self in our shoe`S this has got to be dealt with or someone is going to get killed in a crash. Please don't let Dodge skate on this one can we not get a class action lawsuit going? I hope I don`T crash and kill somebody`S child or loved one. 1. dangerous! entire car shakes when traveling at 40-80+ mph. The shake shows up in the steering wheel which makes the car unsafe to handle at speeds of 65mph. This shake is not present when braking, only under acceleration and usually only when you go over 40mph. The problem has gotten so bad that it actually hurts my ears do to the "pulsing and pounding air pressure when only one window, any window is open. It is deafening!!. the wheels were balanced on 4 separate occasions and that didn't nothing but waist my time and money. 2. car nearly stalls out when shifting between first and second gear on wide open throttle. (can be dangerous if you expect the car to go and it stutters. Almost appears as if it is going to stall, like it's starved for gas). And if all that is not enough, the rack and pinion need replacing, after only 53 thousand miles!!!"?" it should last at least 150,000 miles I only drive about 10,000 miles a year! and on very smooth roads. Now I am out of money and attempting to make ends meet on $995 dollars a month. Don`T I / we have government backed consumer rights when these problems are so obvious and blatantly being ignored. Dodge should by now, know what these problems are, and if not, they should feel obligated to at least find the cause of them. After all I purchased a Dodge to help support an american icon just to find out that they actually treat us worse than Toyota treats there customers. I mean at least they are fixing and admitting there mistakes. I just hope myself or anyone else get hurt or killed do to there ignorance before they finally bend over, grab there ears and pull there heads out of there.........!

- Rohnert Park, CA, USA

problem #9

Oct 012010

Magnum 6-cyl

  • miles
We own a 2006 Dodge Magnum; it will not shift out of park (70,000+ miles). It just happened to my husband. After checking the site, I can see several complaints about the same part; there must be a problem with the car. I also know two separate people with Dodge avenger and charger; with the same problem. Now the car has be towed to the dealership to replace $100 part for $400.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #8

Sep 212010

Magnum

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I own a 2006 Dodge Magnum str8, that will not some out of park, with 66,000 miles on it. I have read over many many reports of this exact issue with Dodge Magnums and chargers and now it has happened to me. Why is there still not a recall on this issue? I am shocked that the NHTSA has not received far more complaints regarding this issue.

- Rancho Belago, CA, USA

problem #7

Aug 142010

Magnum

  • 81,000 miles
We own a 2006 Dodge Magnum, and the car shifter is stuck on park. The car also seems to vibrate while going over 50 mph. Don't think the "thump" noise is normal when there is a shift in gear in an automatic transmission.

- Griffin, GA, USA

problem #6

Feb 162010

Magnum

  • 67,000 miles
The vehicle rolled away while in park.

- Terrebonne, 00, USA

problem #5

Jun 172009

Magnum

  • 42,000 miles
The transmission on the Dodge Magnum has many issues. The check engine light come on and off signaling that your transmission is not shifting properly. A person can feel a "thump" and the car will momentarily stall. Have taken to the dealership continuously for repair. The check engine light will still come on and off randomly. The dealership say they can not repeat the incident. A blog on edmunds.com on "Dodge Magnum transmission problems" has several entries complaining about the same incident and dealerships saying the same issues but no real answers. My problems occurred about with 40K on the odometer. Others reported earlier incidents.

- Jonesboro, GA, USA

problem #4

Jul 022009

Magnum

  • 66,000 miles
We own a 2006 Dodge Magnum. The vehicle has been maintained with the appropriate maintenance by the Dodge service center. On 07-02-09 the vehicle was driving from home at 10:00am, at 10:30 once trying to depart the shopping center location the vehicles gear shifter would not remove from the parked position, and had to be towed. It was discovered that all the 2006-2007 Dodge Magnums, chargers, and Chrysler 300's gear shifters have been getting stuck in park. The reason giving is that there's a defective plastic wheel that breaks. This shouldn't be taking place, it's not known whether other's have broken in another gear while driving or not, and could be detrimental if it does especially while the vehicle is in motion and causes the driver to have an accident and instantly go in a direction or just stall in traffic. This needs to be addressed and placed on the recall list, just as the cable shifter has been recalled on the Dodge Magnums. Please look into this matter with reimbursement to all that have had this problem repaired.

- Phenix City, AL, USA

problem #3

Mar 132009

Magnum

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Magnum. While driving 40 mph, the vehicle jerked and failed to switch gears. The dealer repaired the transmission, but it did not remedy the failure. The contact took the vehicle back to the dealer and they stated that the vehicle needed to be driven 100 miles. After the vehicle had been driven for 1,000 miles, the failure still persisted. The contact took the vehicle back to the dealer and they advised her to change the tires. The current mileage was 65,000 and failure mileage was 20,000.

- Depew , NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 112008

Magnum

  • 30,000 miles
Since the purchase of this vehicle in May 2007, it has repeatedly suffered from transmission shutter; a loud thumping shake of the car when shifting between 2nd and 3rd gears (automatic transmission) at medium-low speeds. I have taken to the dealer repeatedly but they are unable to confirm the problem.

- Cleveland, TN, USA

problem #1

Mar 152007

Magnum 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Magnum. The engine light began illuminating three months after the vehicle was purchased. The dealer stated that the engine and the oil pump caused the failure and both components were repaired. Currently, the transmission is slipping gears and the vehicle will no longer shift into reverse. The powertrain was unknown. The current mileage was 50,738 and failure mileage was 48,000. Updated 3/7/08 the engine was making a tapping noise.

- Hammond, LA, USA

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