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


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
102,387 miles

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2008 Dodge Magnum steering problems

steering problem

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2008 Dodge Magnum Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 112016


  • 166,000 miles


Help!! I have a 2008 Magnum. I tried for 3 months to get the ignition recall done. "parts weren't available". suddenly 3/2016 my car shut off while driving. It was towed to a dealer where they did the P57, R25 recalls. Upon return of car to me I notice dash functions inoperable. I went right back inside and was told I could leave it to be looked at (I would be billed) I called fcausllc and they set me up for a tow to a 2nd dealer. There it was found the wiring under the dash had been pulled apart. Partial repair was made there, but I then had a slow drain on electrical system. For 2+ months I was ignored by fca trying to get the issue remedied. On 5/22/16 I was on highway and car completely shut down again. This time I hit a retaining wall. It's been 3 months and I have no solution to this. I was ignored for a month and a half. Then they deneyed my claim due to it "not being a mfg. Defect" they knew the problem before this happened in the meantime the dealer where the car is has notified me the cars airbags had been deployed and are no good.... if they just replaced one of them, how had they been deployed... why would they said to have done a recall on a deployed system..... and why was I not notified of a airbag system that would not have helped me if I would have hit the wall head on? I have filed 2 complaints with BBB, and fca lied about the whole situation, and the case was closed. The dealership that messed up the electrical system replied with a false situation, and sales pitch for a new car, and my file was closed. I am 2500+ miles from my vehicle, am in financial shambles. No one from fca will even return my calls, and they refuse to give me any info when I call. This has destroyed my business, family, finances, and state of mind. I am out of options, please let me know how to pursue this. Thank you

- Louisville, KY, USA

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

Feb 102015

Magnum 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Magnum. After starting the vehicle, the steering wheel seized without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the steering column was bent and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 50,000. Updated 4/6/15

- Troy, NY, USA

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