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#140 of 231 Warning chime Mystery
Aug 30, 2012 (9:23 am)
My husband purchased a 2006 Dodge Magnum (Hemi). And whenever we go on a long trip ( approx. 100 miles) we hear an ďalert warning soundĒ. Similar to what you would hear when fuel is low. Except itís 2 chimes and nothing on the dashboard lights up to signal a problem. It will happen, maybe once or twice within an hour period of the drive and then never again for the remainder of the trip. It happens going and coming. We cannot figure out why or link it to anything happening at the time. I will say it happens after driving about 100 miles. Usually the elevation is higher than normal (Pennsylvania), but thatís it. Weíve done the same trip twice and both times this happened. Iíve looked through the manual and canít find anything that helps. Weíve had the car for a year and it only happens during this long trips, never during local driving. Any ideas??!!
#141 of 231 Re: Warning chime Mystery [bwtolliver]
Aug 30, 2012 (5:17 pm)
Run it by autozone to see what code its shooting.
#142 of 231 Re: Warning chime Mystery (cmondodge)
Sep 04, 2012 (5:53 am)
Will it still show a code based on the chime alone? Even if nothing is "lighting" up in the dash as a problem?
#143 of 231 Re: Warning chime Mystery (cmondodge) [bwtolliver]
Sep 04, 2012 (5:06 pm)
Yes .it may be that the system just needs to be flashed this has fixed many others issues.
#144 of 231 Re: Warning chime Mystery (cmondodge) [cmondodge]
Oct 09, 2012 (5:00 am)
Thank you guys so much for the advice on having my computer flashed. It has stopped the headlights and interior lights from blinking and also the battery light from coming on. I had the alternator checked and replaced my battery and it continued to flash. It was puzzling me to know end. Then I googled Magnum electrical problems and found this forum. The best thing I've done all year. Thanks again for saving me time and money.
#146 of 231 Dodge Magnum Engine Questions
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Oct 15, 2006 (4:45 pm)
Having an issue under the hood? This is the place to discuss it and find a solution.
#147 of 231 Help! Anyone heard of this problm?
Feb 08, 2005 (12:36 pm)
Hi I've had my SXT for 2 1/2 wks & love it. BUT when I turn the wheel all the way, like when parking in a tight space, the engine dies! I took it to the dealer/service dept, and they said that Chrysler knows about this problem with the 3.5 ltrs, and that it's a fault in the programming/steering/idling...? ....And that they should be able to "re-program" it when they get the OK/instructions. I'm concerned because I think you only have 30 days to return it if necessary, and am not familiar with the "lemon law". I hope someone else has heard the same story from Dodge. I'm worried they're b.s.-ing me!
#148 of 231 Re: Help! Anyone heard of this problm? [magnumoiselle]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
Feb 08, 2005 (6:15 pm)
Unless it is specifically written in your sales contract, cars can not be returned - there is no recission available as with other products.
As for lemon law, that only applies after the dealer has had an opportunity to attempt at least three repairs. Your dealership has informed you that it is a known issue and are awaiting the proper repair info from DC, thus they have not actually attempted the first repair yet. If you really feel unsafe in the vehicle, your only recourse is to trade it, but that will cost you major money with the initial depreciation hit.
I'd suggest having your service department keep you informed as to when the reprogramming is available and to come in as soon as possible to have the computer adjusted.
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#149 of 231 Re: Help! Anyone heard of this problm? [kcram]
Feb 08, 2005 (7:02 pm)
Your response was much appreciated.
(I looked into the recalls & there is only one for gauge calibration.)
Thanks a lot.