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 1 of 4)

problem #68

Jan 042017


  • miles


My Dodge magum shut down on side of road then tried to turn on it overheated and started to caught on fire. The timeing belt burnt thur the head gaskets and now car is total. Only had this car from november2016 to January 1st. No engine lights were showing. Really would like Dodge to replace me for this car, the smoke from the engine cause me to suffer smoke inhalation.. jo.duffield@yahoo.com.

- Okeechobee, FL, USA

problem #67

Jan 022017


  • 126,000 miles
Dodge mag timing belt recalled.car heated up after driving it for two months and the timing belt snapped and left me and my child on the side of the road, nothing indicated that it was heating up until the car shut down by itself when I was driving

- Okeechobee, FL, USA

problem #66

Jul 102012


  • 90,000 miles
Valve seat in 5.7 hemi dropped and damaged engine while driving, coasted car to a stop and turned off. Tried to start but ran really rough or wouldn't start. No check engine light or warning, vehicle is undrivable. When this happened felt like the car was gonna blow up and engine overheated.

- Comanche, TX, USA

problem #65

Jul 242015


  • 60,000 miles


I have a 2006 Dodge Magnum R / T V8 5.7lts. On July 24, 2015 I was using my car as usual, I went to the bank, I went to turn off the vehicle mail when I return to my car I'll lights on and the engine failing with an internal noise. I turn off the engine immediately, I call my mechanic and tells me to call a tow truck and to take the vehicle. When the mechanic check the car informs me that he will open the motor. When you open the engine informs me damage a valve seat and it had damaged the piston. The vehicle has never been heated, before turning it off in the mail was working very well. The car only has 60,000 miles, has its daily maintenance, the vehicle is not in daily use. Take valve caps fix the machine shop and was told that the tops of these engines hemi has manufacturing defect and is not been the only one with that kind of problem. Chrysler (triangle) puerto rico dealer is aware of this problem but have not done anything about it.

- Lajas, PR, USA

problem #64

Nov 012013


  • miles
Vehicle began to just shut off when not in motion. Took the car to auto shop to be repaired. After spending more money than expected to fix what the mechanic thought was the problem, we still were having the same issue. Finally, wte received a recall notice on the gas tank. After waiting months for Chrysler to send the dealership a gas tank for our car, we finally brought the vehicle in to be repaired. Changed out the gas tank, dealership kept the car a few days to test it out, called us to pick up the car. On the way home, the vehicle kept killing. Took it back to the dealership and they they kept the car for almost two months trying to figure out the problem, but they were unsuccessful in diagnosing the problem. As of today the car is still shumtting off and nobody can figure out the problem. The car only has 45000 miles.

- La Place, LA, USA

problem #63

Jan 152008


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that the vehicle overheated and stalled. The contact stated that the failure was recurring. The vehicle was taken to a dealer to be repaired, but the dealer could not diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #62

Nov 022015


  • 119,000 miles


Car stalling while stopped or at low cruising speeds. Then the car is hard to restart. After restarting the car will not go into gear for a while.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #61

Jun 152015


  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Magnum. While driving at approximately 10 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was able to be restarted. The contact also stated that the failure occurred after refueling the vehicle. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 22,000.

- Roseville, MN, USA

problem #60

Oct 092015


  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated while driving at approximately 30 mph, the vehicle jerked. The contact had then shifted the vehicle in park and the engine stalled. The vehicle was unable to restart. The vehicle was towed to the contacts residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 140,000. The VIN was not available.

- Niagra Falls, NY, USA

problem #59

Jul 032015


  • 90,500 miles
For four years my vehicle stalls each time I put gasoline in the tank. On several occasions I have stalled in an intersection as well as busy roads.

- Garden Grove, CA, USA

problem #58

Jun 202015


  • 103,000 miles


I have been having some problems with my 2006 Dodge Magnum rt for the past year: 1. car stall at a stop light or stop sign (engine would start again) 2. car will lose power (hesitate for about 2-3 seconds and it would chime) 3. engine died on the freeway and had to pull over (very dangerous) Dodge replace the gas tank 2 times and still not repaired. The Dodge dealer in elk grove ca charged me $140 and I according to the recall it should be waived. There are a lot of people having the same issues and someone should look into this because it is very dangerous.

- Elk Grove , CA, USA

problem #57

Mar 132015

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 28,700 miles
Engine stalled while driving minutes after filling the fuel tank. A known problem with these cars. Had to pull over and run the vehicle for 15 minutes before the engine could run steadily without stalling.

- Astoria, NY, USA

problem #56

Feb 092015


  • 100,100 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the ems module intake had failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,100.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #55

Jan 152015

Magnum 6-cyl

  • miles
2 issues: 1) the car stalls (engine cuts off) sporadically. It restarts without hesitation but the stalls are during transit which is very dangerous in traffic. I see a lot of instances where this complaint has been reported but I don't see any recalls on this issue. 2) when someone is sitting on the front passenger seat with the seat belt buckled, the seatbelt warning light and chiming continuously blink and sounds. Also, all the emergency lights on the dashboard blinks simultaneously periodically. Not sure if that is related but I don't see any recalls concerning this. I will be reporting these to the media for assistance in getting these issues addressed with my vehicle.

- N/A, TX, USA

problem #54

Dec 192014


  • 85,037 miles
After refueling my 2006 Dodge Magnum stalled repeatedly. Restarting the car was very difficult. Most of the stalling episodes occurred when the car was at a standstill or moving at 5 mph or less. It also stumbled badly when driving at approximately 50 mph. One of he stalling episodes left me stranded for a short while in a busy intersection causing a traffic jam and creating a very dangerous situation.

- Washington, NC, USA

problem #53

Mar 112014

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 46,000 miles
After gas fill up, engine will die when stopping, and die in motion but restart itself, for 5 or 10 miles. This condition is ongoing since March 2014. Condition has also happened randomly on one occasion.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #52

Apr 042014

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
Hi, I have a 2006 Dodge Magnum srt8. During the first incident in April 2014, my car stalled at lights and engine would not restart. I got gasoline after the first stall and it continued after I filled my tank with gas. The second incident just occurred last night 11/4/14 and I went to the gas station to fill the tank. I noticed a sound like air pressure was being released from my gas tank (normal from filling up) and then the car would not restart very easily and stalled. I was able to get the car started but it stalled at every idle at stop lights. I just noticed that though a google search that the fed is probing engine stalls on approx 192K Chrysler/Dodge models with the same issue. articles.latimes.com/2013/may/14/autos/la-fi-hy-Chrysler-engine-stalls-20130514 [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #51

Mar 142012

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
At 66,000 miles this car started to stall during low speed operation, around 30-40 mph. This continued on with multiple attempted, expensive tries by the dealer to fix it, including the unnecessary removal of a remote start system. Part of the fix attempts included installing a doorbell like button that I pushed whenever the event happened in an attempt for them to fault isolate. They replaced the ignition switch because it appeared to them that the system had been shut off. After that it was probably the control computer but no guarantee on that. Computer has not been replaced. June 2014 this car had the gas tank replaced at a part of the non-recall 'extended warranty on the gas tank' fuel tank replacement. The car responded with a increase in horsepower/performance but not better stall performance. After a week or two the stall conditions returned and are more dangerous than ever. The car will stall pulling into traffic, it will stall during open road running (now at virtually any speed), or sitting at a traffic light. When it stalls, if the car has enough momentum it will restart and occasionally bolt forward due to the computer sensing the stall, especially dangerous in parking lots. A further feature is that if the 'check engine' light was on prior to the stall, it will be extinguished and no codes remain in the computer..

- Grafton, MA, USA

problem #50

May 012014

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
While driving vehicle car will stall and only give about 5percent power. It can happen anytime has happened multiple times. Dealer had vehicle for a month and cannot determine the issues. I was almost hit by moving vehicles multiple times.

- Lexington Park, MD, USA

problem #49

Aug 152012

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 97,000 miles
The car stalls at stop lights mostly but has recently started stalling on the freeway.

- Simi Valley, CA, USA

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