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CarComplaints.com Notes: Fun fact — The 2008 Dodge Magnum was the last mid-size station wagon sold in the United States by an American automobile manufacturer.

2.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,000 miles

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2008 Dodge Magnum suspension problems

suspension problem

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2008 Dodge Magnum Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 042010

Magnum

  • 51,000 miles

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

08 Magnum purchased 08.08.2009 w/ 40,235 miles w/ 48,000 extended warranty. Around January of 2010 stalling in parking lots, at traffic lights, while in reverse. While regular driving car will buck, as though neutral was engaged and disengaged. This may occur weekly, no diagnosis was made on multiple trips. Now while driving at 65-70mph on highway on 6/04/2010, right front tie rod end "explodes". I was able to wrestle control of the vehicle and safely pull over to shoulder after nearly hitting wall. Both tie rod ends are currently being replaced, after mechanic describes left tie rod as having " excessive play". speed sensor damaged because right tie rod explosion. As off now the extent of the damage is still being assessed, and the old parts have been requested to stay with the car as proof. The engine troubles and excessive stalling has not been diagnosed. Purchased Dodge because of love for the quality and cars. After investigating; recalls/complaints, numerous forums I have found this problem to be in the hundreds. Please open a case, I have waited to file a compliant so that I would have time to do research and make sure I would not be "crying wolf". currently I am terrified to accept the car, because if the left tie rod end was not identified as problematic, then it is possible that I could have been awaiting repairs for the same problem later down the road. And I am unsure if I can keep worrying about when and where the car will stall next. It is nerve racking to have to constantly panic when it does, or even if it will start back up, especially when this should not be a issue. Thank you.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

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