really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,617 miles

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2006 Dodge Magnum suspension problems

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2006 Dodge Magnum Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 052014


  • miles


The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that after driving over a bump in the road, the lower control arm fractured. The contact also mentioned that the failure was experienced multiple times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure was confirmed. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage and VIN was not available.

- Detroi, MI, USA

problem #5

Jul 092009

Magnum 6-cyl

  • 5,700 miles
The car was wrecked really bad. Front end a back was damaged mainly the frame of the car front end also the trunk was pushed in and the rightside rear light is damaged alittle inside was messed up power seats don't work properly. Also at times it don't move at all it was sold to me like this at a really unfair price of 17,999. They need to be locked in jail for such a scam and ripped me off. Also these people are stone hearted crooks. Please help this is not right and this has to be against the law.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #4

May 082011


  • 78,000 miles
The front end had to be welded back together and the it is pretty messed up. And front wheels bar might come a loose when turning is made hard. You can see where it was fix at on the bottom in the front the frame was wreck pretty hard.

- Orange, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 012012

Magnum 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles


I was driving when the vehicle failed to accelerate over 55 mph (sometimes it would not go over 35 mph). The failure resolved temporarily when the vehicle was restarted. When this does occur the electronic throttle position and traction control light both come on and the car revs up loudly until it is shut off. It is dangerous when you are going 65-70 mph on the highway and the car drops down to 35 mph. Now that the weather is colder it happens more often including as soon as you start the car. There also is a lot of shaking while on the highway or while braking. I took the car to a Dodge dealer and they said the suspension is extremely loose, which again is dangerous because the wheel could just fall off. I also have the problem that I cannot get the gear out of park at any point. I did find the recall and called Chrysler, but they say my VIN is not part of the recall (why not? it is the same problem). They notated it, but have not done anything to help me. I have to keep my car in neutral and put the emergency brake on anytime I park. There have been several occasions I cannot park in spots because even with the brake on the car still rolls. I have read several other complaints on here and see these are all common problems and may all have recalls and I feel my car should be included in those.

- Kansas City, MO, 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

Nov 202007

Magnum 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
1. dangerous! entire car shakes when traveling at 40-80+ mph. The shake shows up in the steering wheel which makes the car unsafe to handle at speeds of 65mph. It is similar to the shake when you brake and the rotors are warped only this shake is not present when braking, only under acceleration and usually only when you go over 40mph. It gets so bad that people in the car always ask what is wrong with my car, especially since I have only had it 11 months. The problem is getting progressively worse. The tie rods were replaced as an attempt to fix the problem. Didn't work. The wheels were balanced on 3 separate occasions and that didn't work either. The rims from another srt8 Magnum were put on my car to see if the rims were the problem and the car still shook. (4 repair attempts, not yet fixed) 2. brake rotors (all 4) worn out at 17,000 miles (dealer will replace for free after a fight with the dealership) 3. brake pads (all 4) worn out at 17,000 miles (dealer will not replace for free, want $600 for pads, not fair since the defective rotors might have played a part in wearing out my brake pads too) 4. car nearly stalls out when shifting between first and second gear on wide open throttle. (can be dangerous if you expect the car to go and it stutters. Almost appears as if it is going to stall, like it's starved for gas).

- Santa Ana, CA, USA

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