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


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,808 miles

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2008 Dodge Magnum Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 302015

Magnum 6-cyl

  • 91,160 miles


I was taking my family (wife, 18 month old, 2 yr old, and 4 yr old) to get some ice cream after a home depot trip. As I turned left across a busy street the stereo suddenly blinked out, and the engine died, along with power steering, brakes, and every electrical function. It simply blinked like all power was lost for a moment, and was enough to kill the engine, and loose all power assist functions of the vehicle. Thankfully I had momentum and was able to coast into the side street with out being T-boned by on coming traffic. I was sent recall P57/NHTSA 14V-567 in the mail in November 2014, but there was and still is no remedy for this recall which appears to be directly linked to my incident. How many fatal accidents are going to occur between now and the fix for the known issue" Dodge can build a brand new [xxx] between November and today, but they cannot manufacture a $.50 part. Did they not learn from Chevy" information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Billings , MT, USA

problem #1

Jan 282015

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 66,456 miles
This is a police package 2008 Dodge Magnum. We have a fleet of them. All have the same issue. While operating the vehicle the officers experience a system shut down. The systems include but are not limited to all dash warning indicators come on suddenly, the alarm system indicator illuminates and begins to flash every second, gauges go to zero, the transmission down shift to 1st gear, power reduction kicks in, if the officer place the vehicle in park it will not come out of park, it becomes locked. Also the if the officer shuts the vehicle off it will not start and the security system warning light blinks every second. Only after pulling fuse 11 turning the key on and then off reinstalling the fuse will the car start. And maybe go into gear. The last time this has happened 3 weeks ago the officer had a perp in the back seat and the car stalled out on him. He got out of the car to open the hood and his keys were left inside. The locked itself down, and the doors locked automatically. The person in back became trapped for an hour until I was able to by pass the locks with a spare key. The local dealer has charged us an exorbitant amount of money to change several modules, recalibrate, and test for the failure. Nothing has been circumvented to prevent this from happening. Our police department has parked these vehicle due to this safety issue. The question remains, is there something wrong with the can bus system" or will a simple key switch fix the issue? if so why not install a later model key switch that performs correctly"

- Eunice, NM, USA

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