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:
79,125 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 Dodge Magnum drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2008 Dodge Magnum Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 222014


  • 113,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated while traveling various speeds, the vehicle suddenly lost acceleration power. The failure was not diagnosed nor was the vehicle repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 113,000.

- Edmonds, WA, USA

problem #3

Jan 042011

Magnum 6-cyl

  • 76,000 miles
The car wont shift gears easily and start up properly. I was told that it was the intake manifold. And that it has happened on several cars before mine. This sounds like a defect. I can be on the highway and the car want shift from slow to fast properly, which can cause a scary situation if some isn't paying attention.

- Country Club Hills , IL, USA

problem #2

Aug 012011


  • 50,000 miles
Right when my 2008 Dodge Magnum hit 50,000 miles the transmission is shifting roughtly. Dodge says im not cover. The car is only 3 years old and it only has 59,900 miles on it now. I believe this is a manufacture problem and wanted to know if there were any recalls for this.

- Shelton, CT, USA

problem #1

Aug 032010


  • 77,500 miles
There is a piece in the driving gear shift that allows you to shift out of park and drive your vehicle. When this piece breaks it will not allow the gear shift to move out of park. This has been occurring in many Dodge vehicles. I have had four other people complain that this has happened to their car also. It seems to be a little plastic piece that seems very easy to break. It is inside the driving gear shift. It will just not allow the vehicle to move out of park but will allow to move through drive, reverse, and the other shifts.

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

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