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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,804 miles

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2008 Dodge Magnum electrical problems

electrical problem

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2008 Dodge Magnum Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #19

Apr 182015

Magnum

  • 190,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Magnum. While the vehicle was parked, the electrical system became defective and caused the door locks, headlights, and the horn to activate independently. The contact mentioned that the engine failed to start. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to have a diagnostic test performed. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to perform the recall repair was not available. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 190,000.

- Springfield , TN, USA

problem #18

Mar 122015

Magnum

  • 89,500 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Magnum. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, where it was diagnosed that an unknown electrical part needed to be replaced. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 89,500. The VIN was not available.

- Shadow Hlls, CA, USA

problem #17

Mar 132013

Magnum

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that while in the park position, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician stated that the vehicle was operating as designed. The failure recurred. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #16

May 252011

Magnum

  • 121,145 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start and the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the total integrated power module, wireless ignition node module, and the transmitter integrated key needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). The approximate failure mileage was 121,145.

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #15

Nov 152014

Magnum

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that while at a stop light, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Campbell, CA, USA

problem #14

Oct 062014

Magnum 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Magnum. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) and stated that the parts were not available. The dealer did not provide a specific date for when the parts would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repairs. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 5/4/15

- Heiskell, TN, USA

problem #13

Jan 012015

Magnum

  • 100,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Magnum. While driving at low speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Louisville , KY, USA

problem #12

Jan 282015

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 66,456 miles
This is a police package 2008 Dodge Magnum. We have a fleet of them. All have the same issue. While operating the vehicle the officers experience a system shut down. The systems include but are not limited to all dash warning indicators come on suddenly, the alarm system indicator illuminates and begins to flash every second, gauges go to zero, the transmission down shift to 1st gear, power reduction kicks in, if the officer place the vehicle in park it will not come out of park, it becomes locked. Also the if the officer shuts the vehicle off it will not start and the security system warning light blinks every second. Only after pulling fuse 11 turning the key on and then off reinstalling the fuse will the car start. And maybe go into gear. The last time this has happened 3 weeks ago the officer had a perp in the back seat and the car stalled out on him. He got out of the car to open the hood and his keys were left inside. The locked itself down, and the doors locked automatically. The person in back became trapped for an hour until I was able to by pass the locks with a spare key. The local dealer has charged us an exorbitant amount of money to change several modules, recalibrate, and test for the failure. Nothing has been circumvented to prevent this from happening. Our police department has parked these vehicle due to this safety issue. The question remains, is there something wrong with the can bus system" or will a simple key switch fix the issue? if so why not install a later model key switch that performs correctly"

- Eunice, NM, USA

problem #11

Dec 272012

Magnum

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated while driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle restarted and resumed as normal. The vehicle was taken to a dealer on two separate occasions where the ignition switch was replaced each time. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #10

Nov 262014

Magnum

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Magnum. While driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle suddenly shut off. After coasting to a stop, the engine was restarted and the vehicle operated as normal. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was not available. The contact indicated that the notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) was received in November of 2014. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be provided. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Lakeworth, FL, USA

problem #9

Feb 032014

Magnum

  • 100,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that the ignition key was difficult to turn in the ignition switch. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Chipley, FL, USA

problem #8

Dec 032014

Magnum

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that after starting the engine, the instrument panel gauges and lights would operate and illuminate intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) in December of 2014. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #7

Dec 012014

Magnum

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Magnum. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the part was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Elmendors, TX, USA

problem #6

Dec 222014

Magnum 6-cyl

  • 119,109 miles
There is a recall P57 and the vehicle will not start. Took it to the dealer but the part is not available. They have indicated that we would have to pay to have the car fixed at $800 and when the manufacture has the part available they would reimburse us the cost. We do not have $800 and since they know it is a recall the manufacture should pay up front.

- Winchester, CA, USA

problem #5

Dec 262014

Magnum

  • 136,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 136,000.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #4

Dec 232014

Magnum

  • 69,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start on the first attempt. The failure occurred on three occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the ignition switch was replaced but the failure persisted. The contact received notification for NHTSA campaign id number: 14V567000 (electrical system) but the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 69,000.

- Winnsboro, SC, USA

problem #3

Dec 092014

Magnum 6-cyl

  • 102,048 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that the ignition failed to start the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 102,048. Updated 2/24/15 the ignition switch was replaced. 03/02/15

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 042011

Magnum 6-cyl

  • 76,000 miles
The car wont shift gears easily and start up properly. I was told that it was the intake manifold. And that it has happened on several cars before mine. This sounds like a defect. I can be on the highway and the car want shift from slow to fast properly, which can cause a scary situation if some isn't paying attention.

- Country Club Hills , IL, USA

problem #1

May 012010

Magnum

  • 55,000 miles
I have not fixed any of the problems yet. I have a 2008 Dodge Magnum. The tail lights don't work at all. I've almost been rear-ended at night several times. The cruise control quit working. The car jerks very badly going into 3rd gear from 2nd. The car will not crank once every two days or so. The car cuts off at interstate speeds and when I'm not prepared it almost runs me off the road. The gauges cut all the way off while driving once every weeks. The check engine light stays on even though I've reset the computer several times. The front axle pops really bad when going around curves once or twice a month. The interior lights go dim for no reason on occasion. I've checked all fuses and relays and there is no problem. The dealership says that they've never had problems with this car although there are extreme amounts of internet forums talking about the problems with this car. This is only one site that has the problems. Please help us! thearticlewriter.com/autowriter/is-the-Dodge-Magnum-A-lemon/.

- Henderson, TN, USA

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