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#1656 of 1963 2006 Magnum-like it but......
Jan 02, 2006 (10:30 pm)
I love my 06 magnum. This is a post for poor dealer/dodge customer service. I had an 05 magnum, dash lights dimmed very low. Low enough. Then i get an 06. The dash lights don't dimm near far enough. I have to put a towel over them at night. So i don't know aboout your state, but mne requires a speedo and if its covered up...a safety hazard. So i go to Timberline Dodge in Portland, OR where I got the car. They say nothing is wrong with it. I have five witness's that it is wrong. Some of them are other dealer personel at other dodge dealerships. Doesn't matter, they refuse to work on it. The serivce manager also refuses to give me the free loaner under Business Link program. He says I have to have the car down, in shop, for 5 days minimum to qualify. Not so! Its as soon as it goes in its eligible. So I would suggest with this kind of treatment, Timberline is one to avoid, and Dodge, well you be the judge. The customer service line was of no help whatsoever. Its a brick wall. So I guess all I can do now is drive with my towel in place and if I have an accident or get a ticket, lawsuit time!
#1657 of 1963 Pulling to the Right
Jan 04, 2006 (11:04 am)
I have a 2005 Magnum which has been to a dozen dealers
across the country and have gotten 12 different reasons
for my cars pulling to the right. Have had the front end
worked on with new bolts,different alignment machines,
one factory rep himself overseeing the work all to no
satisfaction or remedy of the problem--STILL PULLS!!
Would like some help with your problems for our Lemon
Law hearing which is coming up this month. Please post
any you have also had to replace tires at 8500 miles due
to their cupping after all my rotations. Have been told
the pulling has been built into the car to avoid crossing
over to the center line thus avoiding a head on collision.
Makes sense to me??? The Porkster--
#1658 of 1963 Re: Pulling to the Right [porkster]
Jan 05, 2006 (9:43 am)
I have had mine to the dealer about 6 times. I have changed my tires at 20k, and switched to Goodyears. The first 20k miles was the worst ride I have ever had. The car shook so violently when I drove it, until the tires were re-balanced every couple thousand miles. The car still pulls, after a couple of allingments, after fixing everything according the the TSB's. It was pointless arguing with the tech, they say it drives perfect, and that it should pull a little. I couldn't get Continental to comp the tires because they were so worn because of the allignment.
For everyone out there....document tire rotations, tire wear, allignments....everything. The more info we have, the quicker we might get this resolved.
#1660 of 1963 Re: Pulling to the Right [jburke6321]
Jan 06, 2006 (3:47 pm)
The right-pull issue was primarily confined to early-build 2005's. There were a multitude of reports and frustrations with the first few months of production on this car but they've died out on the various Dodge forums as people have gotten them taken care of.
6 times from a dealer is nuts. If a mech compounds their inattention to the very well-known TSB's out on this issue by telling you the car is "supposed to pull" -- as in the car is not supposed to go in the direction it is pointed -- take that as a sign that you have the wrong dealer looking at your problem.
And worst case... the alignment spec is published, as are the TSB's. There is also a Mopar alignment kit available that enhances your range of adjustment. You can get the car aligned yourself by any competent shop if all dealers in your area are staffed by chimps.
And get yourself to a place like lxforums.com, where literally thousands of Magnum/300/Charger owners have experience with your car and can share the wealth.
#1661 of 1963 2005 Magnum RT experience a year later
Jan 07, 2006 (12:36 pm)
i bought one of the first Magnum RTs in jun 2004 on something of an impulse. my initially favorable impression quickly disolved the longer i owned it. i should kick myself for ignoring my usual instinct to avoid buying a domestic car during the first model year. the main problems that arose very soon after delivery were various squeaks and rattles from inside the car: the doors, console, rear cargo area and liftgate. not just the usual creaks and buzzes, but a continuous squeak that sounded like two pieces of styrofoam being constantly rubbed together. the delivering Mopar dealer was clueless and unable to rectify these problems after many visits. other rattles developed around the windshield, the rear bumper and the front fender liners. i do not believe this car should have been released for production when it was. and after a few thousand miles, i found the front seats less than comfy on long trips, the steering, while fast and accurate had a very artificial, non-liner feel and the freeway gas mileage, displacement-on-demand regardless, rarely over 20 mpg. between the car itself and the rapacious local dealer, i doubt i will ever drive another DCX vehicle unless they give me one. BTW, i sold it in Oct 2004 and took a $6000 hit with less than 5000 miles on the clock. Caveat Emptor...
#1662 of 1963 Delay in ordering AWD?
Jan 07, 2006 (8:07 pm)
I just received a phone message from the dealer that the 2006 Magnum RT AWD was "not as far along in production" as expected, and that the initial 8 week delivery date would not be met. Has anyone else on the forum heard about production delays? Maybe they are trying to find tires that work!
#1665 of 1963 Re: Delay in ordering AWD? [hhroadtrip]
Jan 10, 2006 (9:22 pm)
I waited six months for mine. I ordered it in May 05' and received it in Dec 05'. I kept getting the run around about the length of time. It seems Union Auto Workers get quite a bit of time off.