really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,610 miles

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2006 Dodge Magnum engine problems

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2006 Dodge Magnum Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #48

May 122014

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 202,000 miles


The engine stalls randomly after stopping at a stop sign or red light. This will often occur several times in a row. After restarting the car it will not go into gear and be stuck in neutral. The problem will also occur at speed, dying causing a small deceleration and then starting again on its own. This is very dangerous because the driver behind you has no indication that you are stalled and stopping unexpectedly.

- Kenosha , WI, USA

problem #47

Oct 012013

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
After filling up with gas, upon driving the car will die. At approximately 5mph the car will suddenly die and will not respond. Car will not start until after a few minutes of sitting. No cel lights or codes thrown.

- Newport Beach, CA, USA

problem #46

May 012013

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
After filing the fuel tank, the engine will sputter and stall. When it first began to happen to me, it seemed like I was getting bad gas. Now I know that this occurs primarily after I make a left turn and is due to a part that is inside the fuel tank. The part fails and the result is this problem with the engine stalling. This is a known problem with older Magnums, chargers, and Chrysler 300's. it is dangerous!! this has happened to be on interstate 95 and just when I got into the travel lane the engine died. I think the left turn I made was a few mile before I got to the entrance ramp and it caught me off-guard. I was lucky to be able to pull over and get onto the shoulder. This is a design failure and is not normal wear & tear. All of the older cars mentioned here can be affected. I assume you have received prior complains about this issue. Dodge is no help, but should be required to fix this problem. Thanks.

- Deerfield Beach, FL, USA

problem #45

Nov 122013

Magnum 6-cyl

  • 94,000 miles


At low speeds and stops my car will shut off at random times. Sometimes 3-5 times in as short of a drive as 10 miles, mainly at intersections. Worst incident was pulling away from a stop sign making a left hand turn with a car coming the direction I was turning, I lost engine power as well as power-steering. In all instances I shut car off and restarted and was able to pull away, although in some cases it would not initially engage into drive. I first experienced after putting a full tank of gas in although now it does not matter the fuel level. It has been progressively getting more frequent.

- Goldsboro, MD, USA

problem #44

Oct 152013

Magnum 6-cyl

  • 104,000 miles
Car stalled after filling up had to restart stalled again on highway going approx 25mph. Happened several times after filling up thought bad gas but see PE13-016. Also on one occasion car would not start. Finally started with a lot of white smoke.

- Cortlandt Manor , NY, USA

problem #43

May 062013

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 65,500 miles
The mileage and date are approximates. The most recent occurrence was on 4/5/14 at about 69980 miles. When I fill up my gas tank, without "topping off", the engine will stall shortly afterwards when I am driving at low speeds. This will happen several time until the car has had time to sit for a period of time (hours to overnight). This usually occurs when I come to an intersection or I am moving at low speeds.

- Saint Paul, MN, USA

problem #42

Mar 122014

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 50,192 miles


Sitting idle at light cad died. Restarted and drove approximately 1 mile and card died again after coming to stop. Restarted and drove into a parking lot and car died again when trying to pull into parking stall. Restarted and then turned vehicle off to wait for help. Vehicle has very low miles (50K +) and has always been dependable until now. Drove vehicle to local mechanic (because dealership about 25 minutes away and was concerned about dependability). Mechanic connected to computer and performed two road tests but could not duplicate problem. Have called Dodge and local dealership and they are unwilling to help.

- San Pedro, CA, USA

problem #41

Jan 062014

Magnum 8-cyl

  • miles
While waiting at a traffic stop the vehicle stalled. Cranked it twice and got it started. On the next light it stalled again when slowing. The gas was at 3/4 full. Next time, my wife and kids were on the freeway when the car stalled when slowing to stop at an exit. Deemed unsafe but realized the it happened after gas was filled or closer to full. Happened a couple more times with the last being on 3/5/14.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #40

Nov 052013

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
I ran out of fuel on my way to gas station. Called aaa, they brought me 1 gal of gas. Car started fine and drove to gas station (4 miles) with no problems. After filling tank car stalled repeatedly while driving on street (5 or 6 times on way home, maybe 5 miles). Problem occurred several times for the next week. Never had this happen before. Since this time everytime I fill the gas tank the problem re-appears and car stalls while driving or at stop light. Problem persists for a week or so. Also, when the car stalls and the engine is re-started the transmission won't engage for 10 to 15 seconds after shifting into drive. This problem seems to occur the most right after I fill up and gradually disappears as fuel level gets lower. After a week or so the car runs fine, no stalling. The car is not driven daily so it takes a while to burn some of the gas out. I've probably filled the tank 4 times since original onset of problem. I am the original owner of this vehicle.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #39

Oct 012012

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
After filling up my fuel tank and driving approximately 1/2 mile, the engine died. Restarted engine and it died again. After the third restart it continued to run. After having this occur approximately 12-15 times over the next 6 months, I discovered that if I fill it no more than14 gallons maximum, the problem will not occur. The problem is exactly what was reported in PE13016, however I have had the engine die at both low speeds and high speeds (50-65 mph).

- Crowley, TX, USA

problem #38

Feb 032014

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 196,000 miles


Vehicle stalls repeatedly after filling up with gas.

- Tomball, TX, USA

problem #37

Feb 202014


  • 110,900 miles
After filling the car with gas, exited the gas station and proceeded through a parking lot at 10-15 mph and the engine stumbled followed immediately by a check oil light (no "check engine" light) and engine stopped running. I coasted to a stop, and attempted to restart the engine; after several attempts it started and I drove home without further incident. This happens regularly if I fill the fuel tank from a nearly empty condition (at on near "E"). the engine will always stumble once before it stops running. As such, I'm relegated to exercising caution after any/all fill-ups (drive around a parking lot for example) and never have kids in the car. Filling the tank from a 1/4 full condition seems to help.

- Downers Grove, IL, USA

problem #36

Feb 012012

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
After filling my car and driving on the 710 freeway, while getting on the freeway the car just stalled. The steering got hard to turn as the vehicle was stalled. I managed to cruise to the side of the road and got the vehicle to start again. While driving it did it 2 more times until my gas started to go down. This happens almost every time I fill up the vehicle.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #35

Jun 052013

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
After fuelling car drive a few miles car stalls turns on then drive and stalls again.

- Santa Clara, CA, USA

problem #34

Feb 012014

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 88,800 miles
Vehicle stalled multiple times after refueling.

- La Habra, CA, USA

problem #33

Oct 012012

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
The Magnum continually stalls after fill up. We have made a concerted effort not to over fill the vehicle, but it continues to stall for a few miles after fill up. This has been an ongoing issue for almost 20,000 miles now. This is a major safety issue. Either my wife or I have almost been rear-ended due to stalling in traffic. The dealer says they can fix it for around $1400. This should be a safety recall, not something dumped on the owner. When you go to all the mopar blogs, this issue is common on all 06 - 07 chargers, Magnums and Chrysler 300S. They know it's the check valve, and know it was a poor design, but too bad consumer.

- Stafford, VA, USA

problem #32

Dec 282013

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 89,350 miles
The engine stalls after refueling, sometimes it will restart other times I have to sit like 15 minutes before it will restart.

- Bellville, TX, USA

problem #31

Dec 142013

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 87,235 miles
Stalled while traveling 65mph, then refired several times. Leaving from a stoplight the Magnum died in the middle of two intersecting highways, restarted, then died again. Issues started shortly after re-fueling with a full tank. Now, after a month, the stalling occurs as low as 1/4 of a tank of fuel. Will run fine for a couple days, then with no warning, stalling comes back and is currently on-going.

- Buena Vista, CO, USA

problem #30

Jan 202014

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
Time: After a fuel refill earlier in the day (always ask gas station attendant to -not- top off the tank and usually provide an exact number of gallons to make sure the gauge will read just under full after the gas refill) event: Car stalled while being driven at about 25mph this is a safety issue as the car will stall at just about anytime (on the highway, making a turn, driving along Suburban roads). At this time the only solution I have been able to implement is to rev the engine significantly fast after the refuel and/or drive in 1st or 2nd gear (by downshifting via the transmission gear shifter) for at least 10minutes of driving time. It has now been 6 months since the last activity on the current NHTSA PE13-016 investigation (last activity referred to on the website was August of 2013). This is a safety issue and a recall is clearly needed to address this safety issue. Can someone at NHTSA please post an update on the investigation?

- Madison, NJ, USA

problem #29

Jan 182014

Magnum 6-cyl

  • 93,899 miles
I was driving when suddenly my car felt shaky and rough and started sputtering and losing idle unless I kept my foot on the gas. Car will start up but as soon as I take my foot off the gas it dies.engine light started blinking. Mechanic stated there is no compression in #4 cylinder of engine. Cost is estimated at $1800 just to tear engine down to further diagnose. Car was running excellently and next second this. No warning. My mileage was only 93899 at time of failure.

- Fresno, CA, USA

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