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

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2006 Dodge Magnum Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #8

Oct 072012

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles


Immediately after filling gas tank with new fuel the following has happened several times: The car will start at the gas station but shortly after leaving the gas station (within a block or when getting back onto the highway from a rest stop) the car will stall. The stall can happen at a traffic light or even on the way to reaching highway speeds. At this time my solution to the problem has been to rev the engine in neutral for a bit after getting the gas tank filled with fresh gasoline.

- Madison, NJ, USA

problem #7

Oct 142012


  • 111,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the vehicle stalled and could not be restarted immediately. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis but the failure could not be replicated. The failure recurred numerous times over the course of eight months. The vehicle was taken to three different dealers but the cause of the failure could not be determined. The manufacturer was notified and offered the contact eight oil changes at their expense. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 111,000 and the current mileage was 127,000.

- La Mesa, CA, USA

problem #6

Aug 012012


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that while traveling 20 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was able to be restarted and resumed normal function. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where the failure could not be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #5

Nov 132012

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 63,053 miles


I started having problems with my 2006 Magnum srt8 this past winter. With absolutely no warning while driving approximately 10 mph in drive, the engine cutoff and lost all power completely. I also lost all power steering and power brakes. Thank goodness I was on a back road. All of the warning lights flashed on and off and then the check engine light came on. I had to put the car back in park, completely turn off the ignition and restart the car. It restarted without any problems. I drove a few more miles and the exact same thing happened. Again, lucky I was on a back road!! I made it home and it stalled a 3rd time just as I pulled it into the garage. Again, completely random while driving!!!! I took it to my local dealership who could not re-create the problem. I paid for the 60,000 mile service and did not have issues again until this past weekend when the same issue occurred 5 times in 2 days. Again, completely random while driving!!. dangerous. These particular times occurred after filling the gas tank. I have read multiple similar complaints. Something needs to be done before someone gets killed on the road. I will be taking my car into the dealership once again for diagnostics. I am an anesthesiologist and it doesn't take to one to realize that this is a serious safety issue that needs complete attention and a complete investigation. I love my car but I do not feel safe driving this vehicle. Dodge and NHTSA, you cannot ignore this. Please feel free to contact me as I will be contacting you.

- Bremerton, WA, USA

problem #4

Jan 262013

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
After refueling vehicle to a full tank of gas, the vehicle will stall when driving. In some cases multiple times. There is no warning prior to the stall and the timing of the incident seems random - sometimes right away after fill-up, sometimes a few miles down the road. Only occurs at full tank condition but does occur every time the tank is filled. When the vehicle stalls it is difficult to start back up - power steering and power brakes are lost during this time. Once the vehicle has traveled 10-15 miles the problem seems to go away - until filling the gas tank again. It seems like an emissions systems type of problem - maybe part of the fuel tank venting system. There are other reports of this problem with similar type of vehicles (Chrysler 300, Dodge charger) on the internet.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #3

Jan 072013

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
V8 engine repeatedly and unpredictably stalls and loses power during driving and turning situations. Recovers after 1-2 seconds in some instances, stalls completely and is difficult to restart in others. Produces extremely hazardous and dangerous situations in traffic and at intersections. Local Dodge dealer (hall Dodge) has had car for six weeks+ and has failed to correctly diagnose & repair. This appears to be a common very dangerous problem involves fuel tank valve, as it is more prevalent (see many online posts of identical symptoms since 2005 and before) after full fuel fill and persists until unrestricted fuel appears to have been used to sufficient degree. Dealer has replaced unlikely items such as sunroof module and the ABS module in futile and inept attempts to skirt the real issue. Someone is going to die in one of these cars when it stalls --Chrysler Dodge is 100% knowledgeable of this defect in many of their cars, and will not acknowledge or make any attempt to correct it. We implore NHTSA to intervene immediately! posted 27 Feb 2013.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #2

Oct 202011

Magnum 6-cyl

  • 91,000 miles
I am the second owner of this vehicle purchased in 2007. At 60,000 I had the rack in pinion replaced at about 1000 dollars, next was the cooling fan at 75,000 miles (cost $700 dollars). Then at about 90,000miles the water pump, thermostat, tension pulley and timing belt had to be changed for a grand total of 1300 hundred. I am now at 100,000 miles. I have had suspension issues since about 40,000 miles have maintained oil changes and maintenance. This seems unfair!

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

Jan 102012


  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the vehicle stalled without any warning. The contact mentioned that the failure recurred multiples times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 83,000 and the current mileage was 86,200.

- San Jose , CA, USA

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