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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 1 of 3)

problem #59

Nov 012016

Magnum

  • 65,000 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 vehicle would not start. The vehicle was serviced per NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system). The remedy failed to repair the vehicle over a year later. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 65,000.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #58

Jan 162016

Magnum

  • 183,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired on two separate occasions, but the failure recurred. The contact received 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 notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 183,000.

- Jennings, MO, USA

problem #57

Jun 012016

Magnum

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Magnum. While driving 55 mph, the vehicle lost power and the check engine warning light illuminated. In addition, the accelerator pedal was depressed but the vehicle failed to accelerate. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle needed to be repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) to correct the failure. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure persisted. The VIN was also included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V352000 (air bags) 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 not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. VIN tool confirms parts unavailable.

- Waterbury, CT, USA

problem #56

Sep 012016

Magnum 8-cyl

  • miles

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

2008 Dodge Magnum. Consumer writes in regards to dealership failure to resolve recall 14V-567 repairs in a reasonable amount of time.

- West Richland, WA, USA

problem #55

Aug 152016

Magnum

  • 107,000 miles
I bought a car and after a month the car was parked after I cut the car off and after I came back it would not start, and the battery was fine every else comes on. I replaced relay switch but still the same problem. Its been a few months and car is still not fixed. The dealer said last week, and said they checked VIN number and say they are doing a recall but waiting for the part did not say what it is. I am still waiting...........

- Bridgeport, CT, USA

problem #54

Mar 112016

Magnum

  • 166,000 miles
Help!! I have a 2008 Magnum. I tried for 3 months to get the ignition recall done. "parts weren't available". suddenly 3/2016 my car shut off while driving. It was towed to a dealer where they did the P57, R25 recalls. Upon return of car to me I notice dash functions inoperable. I went right back inside and was told I could leave it to be looked at (I would be billed) I called fcausllc and they set me up for a tow to a 2nd dealer. There it was found the wiring under the dash had been pulled apart. Partial repair was made there, but I then had a slow drain on electrical system. For 2+ months I was ignored by fca trying to get the issue remedied. On 5/22/16 I was on highway and car completely shut down again. This time I hit a retaining wall. It's been 3 months and I have no solution to this. I was ignored for a month and a half. Then they deneyed my claim due to it "not being a mfg. Defect" they knew the problem before this happened in the meantime the dealer where the car is has notified me the cars airbags had been deployed and are no good.... if they just replaced one of them, how had they been deployed... why would they said to have done a recall on a deployed system..... and why was I not notified of a airbag system that would not have helped me if I would have hit the wall head on? I have filed 2 complaints with BBB, and fca lied about the whole situation, and the case was closed. The dealership that messed up the electrical system replied with a false situation, and sales pitch for a new car, and my file was closed. I am 2500+ miles from my vehicle, am in financial shambles. No one from fca will even return my calls, and they refuse to give me any info when I call. This has destroyed my business, family, finances, and state of mind. I am out of options, please let me know how to pursue this. Thank you

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #53

Mar 062015

Magnum 6-cyl

  • miles

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

I took my car to prestage Dodge cause the car had problem starting so they tested it and said it was the fuel pumps, I asked will that take care of it they said yes. I had to borrow $600 to pay for it, 2 days later it started again. Took it back tested it again and they said it was the tipm and that my extended warranty would not cover it. I did some checking on the enter net on the tipm and that has been problems with and deaths. It says typical symptoms of a tipm failure ◦the fuel pump not turning off and burning out ◦the engine stalling while driving ◦the starter cranks but won┐T start ◦the horn going off at random times ◦power windows not working I paid 600 dollars for problem that was never fixed and find it is a problem and there are lawsuits out there all so from what seen its a recall will you please help me to get this part replace on recall. Thank you

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #52

Mar 122016

Magnum 6-cyl

  • 98,563 miles
I took my car to prestige Dodge cause the car had problem starting so they tested it and said it was the fuel pumps, I asked will that take care of it they said yes. I had to barrow $600 to pay for it, 2 days latter it started again. Took it back tested it again and they said it was the tipm and that my extended warranty would not cover it. I did some checking on the enter net on the tipm and that has been problems with and deaths. It's says typical symptoms of a tipm failure ◦the fuel pump not turning off and burning out ◦the engine stalling while driving ◦the starter cranks but won┐T start ◦the horn going off at random times ◦power windows not working I paid 600 dollars for problem that was never fixed and find it is a problem and there are law suites out there all so from what seen its a recall will you please help me to get this part replace on recall. Then the mechanic said I should trade it in to me that was wrong to say I love car. Thank you

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #51

May 292015

Magnum

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Magnum. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V313000 (air bags) and 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the parts to do the repairs were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Elberta, AL, USA

problem #50

Nov 202014

Magnum

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that the vehicle randomly stalled without warning several times for months before being notified of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V567000 (electrical system) and 15V313000 (air bags). The contact called the dealer immediately and was informed that the tools and parts were not available for months to repair the vehicle. The contact was unable to determine when the vehicle would be repaired due to no follow-up response from the dealer. The manufacturer was contacted and was unable to provide a specific date that the parts would become available. The failure mileage was not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Greenbay, WI, USA

problem #49

Feb 032014

Magnum

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Magnum. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V567000 (electrical system) and 15V313000 (air bags); however, the part to do the recall 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 issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Babylon, NY, USA

problem #48

Sep 292015

Magnum

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Magnum. While driving at approximately 45 mph, the engine stalled. After several attempts, the vehicle was able to restart. The VIN was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the diagnosis was undetermined. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #47

Jun 152014

Magnum

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Magnum. While driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. In addition, the contact stated that when the ignition key was turned to the on position, the vehicle started intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system); however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Opa Lock, FL, USA

problem #46

Aug 112014

Magnum

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Magnum. While at a complete stop, the vehicle stalled without warning. After restarting, the vehicle resumed to normal. The failure recurred on a separate occasion. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V567000 (electrical system) and 15V313000 (air bags) however, the parts needed to perform the repair were 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 approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Puyallup , WA, USA

problem #45

Jun 302015

Magnum

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Magnum. The contact received 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 made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Milford , CT, USA

problem #44

Nov 042014

Magnum

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

- Oak Creek, WI, USA

problem #43

Jul 312015

Magnum

  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Magnum. While in park, the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V567000 (electrical system) and 15V313000 (air bags); 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 not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 72,000.

- Free Port , NY, USA

problem #42

Sep 102015

Magnum

  • 130,201 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that while driving at 64 mph, various electrical functions failed, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver and the brake pedal failed when being depressed. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) however, the recall part was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,201.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #41

Nov 032014

Magnum

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V567000 (electrical system) was received in November of 2014 and a notice for NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags) in June of 2015. After contacting the dealer 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 contact had not experienced a failure.

- Temple, GA, USA

problem #40

Jan 052015

Magnum

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Magnum. The contact received 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 notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. MA 10/15/2015

- Temple, GA, USA

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