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#187 of 231 Re: Problems starting [luckytiki] - Also having this problem!
Jan 01, 2007 (10:03 pm)
I am also having the EXACT same problem with my 2006 Dodge Magnum, but I have an R/T with a HEMI engine. Rough idle for first two minutes with car shaking at red lights, AND it doesn't start at times after sitting for 2 to 4 hours after being driven. My car's build date is April 2006. Have taken it in to dealer - CERRITOS DODGE THREE times already, and they keep telling me the rough idle is NORMAL. There is no excuse for a brand new car to shake like this at red lights. So far I have 900 miles on the car, and took it in as soon as I noticed the problems. If anyone knows what's happening, PLEASE HELP. I am FED UP with the problems with this car already.
#188 of 231 Shaking at Lights
Jan 11, 2007 (8:35 pm)
I have an '06 Magnum RT and it does shake a little when idling but I like it. I think it is supposed to be that way. It's just the 340 horses struggling to break free! I posted that question over at LXFORUMS.com and everyone with a hemi that replied said their's did it too.
#189 of 231 Re: Shaking at Lights [vinny68]
Jan 17, 2007 (3:03 pm)
If it happened at every light, I'd say it's normal. It is completely still at times at red lights, and at other times, i am BOUNCING up and down in my seat. I've noticed I get the bounce at red lights early in the day, after I've just started the car. I don't get this bounce later in the day. Very frustrating.
#190 of 231 Re: Unexpected Rapid acceleration - dangerous [paul23]
Feb 03, 2007 (7:51 am)
On 1/31/07 while slowly reversing up a sloped driveway, my 1992 Lexus 400SC suddenly accelerated rapidly and uncontrollably. It felt as if I was in a rocket ship! Although I slammed on the brakes, I could not stop in time to avoid a car parked in the driveway. Luckily, there were no injuries (grandson was in car). This is my first accident in 42 years. While I hear that some conclude that I mistook the accelerator for the brake, I KNOW that's not true. My foot was on the accelerator to begin with since I was slowing giving the car gas to climb the incline. Weather conditions were clear, no obstacles on the floor, and I was wearing normal shoes... no boots or heels. This accident was NOT my fault, but I don't know how to prove this since the problem is intermittent. I have filed an incident report with both the police department and NHTSA and have sent a certified letter to Lexus in CA. However, there is strength in numbers and need to hear from others who have experienced this frightening experience.
#191 of 231 3.5l Engine Stumble When Cold
May 29, 2007 (7:26 am)
I am very frustrated with my 2006 Magnum SXT. When you start it then put it in gear and try to push the accelerator the engine light flashes and it barely moves and the engine stumbles but never dies. Within a minute or two it just snaps out of it and is just fine for the rest of the day. Sometimes the engine light will flash then stay on the rest of the day and other times it will go off within a minute or so. The dealer says the code is a "multi cylinder misfire." One time it did idle very rough on start up but most of the time it only has a problem when you are moving forward.
The first time I took it to the dealer they changed out the 02 sensors. It didn't help. I should also say that it is somewhat sporadic and seems to depend on ambient temperature so sometimes it wont do it.
The second time I took it back (one week after o2 sensor change) they reflashed the computer with upadted sofware from DC.
The third time they said they couldn't repeat the problem and nothing was done.
I now have had it at another dealer for two weeks and they say they cant repeat the problem either (it is in the 80's almost everday now).
We like the car but we are at wits end here. My wife (who noramlly drives it) is scarred of it. I am now willing to start changing out coils and all the various sensors because I figure that will be less costly than trading it. Any ideas?
#192 of 231 Problems with your engines
Jun 02, 2007 (2:46 pm)
Hey gang...I am also a Magnum owner, as well as a Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep Sales and Leasing Consultant. Having said that, I am NOT a mechanic, however the shaking some of you are experiencing is not one I have experienced. I don't believe that you should have any problems with shaking with this vehicle, and I would strongly suggest you take it up with your dealership before the warranty expires! I have owned my Magnum for almost 6 months now and I have NEVER experienced shaking. I honestly do not believe that this is a normal thing, and again urge you to push for more info at your dealerships.
I wish you all luck. I cannot tell you how I love my Magnum, and I hope that those of you who are having problems get them straightened out so that you too can fall in love all over again with this great vehicle!
#193 of 231 Carbon buildup
Aug 09, 2007 (2:21 pm)
I am having a simliar problem-my Magnum shakes when I am at the red light--it seems like it is going to cut off but it does not.My engine light came on twice and then went off--they says the codes were to get a fuel induction and sparks replaced-so I did get the sparks replace but had to wait on fuel induction. I took it the dealership again when it shaked at the light and they say now I have carbon buildup and they have to clean out the carbon--a whopping $1100.00--are they crazy! They say it is a problem that happens with Magnum and 300's--so why is this not a recall? can anybody give me some advice!
#194 of 231 Re: Shaking at Lights [george5]
Aug 09, 2007 (2:59 pm)
-do you still have problems--I am having a simliar problem-my Magnum shakes when I am at the red light--it seems like it is going to cut off but it does not.My engine light came on twice and then went off--they says the codes were to get a fuel induction and sparks replaced-so I did get the sparks replace but had to wait on fuel induction. I took it the dealership again when it shaked at the light and they say now I have carbon buildup and they have to clean out the carbon--a whopping $1100.00--are they crazy! They say it is a problem that happens with Magnum and 300's--so why is this not a recall? can you give me some advice!
#195 of 231 Re: 3.5l Engine Stumble When Cold [2006mag]
Oct 08, 2007 (3:42 pm)
Good Day All;
I have a 2006 Magnum SXT with the 3.5 engine, True duals cat back and a Cold air intake.
I have had the same issue with the engine stumble (cold) that has been spoken of here.
To date is has note been an issue, or much of one.
It occurs on cold start up and could be as some has suggested weather related.
Starts up fine and seems to idle o/k, but on light exceleration it stumbles engine light flashes, The light usually goes out right away. I have only had the light stay on over night once but the day it was to go to the dealer it went out.. This has only occurred to me about 8 times in the 85000K (53125M) I currently have on the car.
It occurred yesterday (damp weather)I thought why not, so I just gave it more peddle and it cleared right up.
I have spoken to a dealer re this and they state that unless I can get it too them with the light on they cannot tell what the issue may be ?? Sound right, I thought these things were supposed to remember what happened when the light comes on??
Other than this issue it's been a great car so far. I'd go as far as to say I love this car.
#196 of 231 Re: Unexpected Rapid acceleration - dangerous [paul23]
Oct 10, 2007 (8:53 pm)
i have had my car for only 4 days and i experienced similar problems. i finished backing out of my driveway and put it in drive and started to press the accelerator(i take off slow as im not used to the response) and the rpms jumped up past 2 and i stepped on the brake after i picked myself back up. i have never mistaken gas/brake and im carefull not to step to hard or fast for this reason...wierd...