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#27 of 230 Re: Dodge Magnum: Problems & Solutions [pf_flyer]
Sep 17, 2006 (5:43 pm)
Problems? Where do I begin. Purchased my 05 SXT used w/30,000 miles on it in May of 2006.
Here's my list:
Clear coat peeled at the molding and door handles on drivers side of car.
Sun roof rattles when fully opened
Car pulls to the right
Rattle under the left front end (am told it could be a loose bolt on the swaybar)
Something underneath sounds like it's flapping when you're going 60mph or so, we think it might be those plastic protectors under there.
Passenger window on the drivers side sometimes won't go up or down.
The inside door panels on all 4 doors are loose, you can actually push them in and see them move, it's like they aren't latched in all the way.
It's outside of the dealer warranty period so now we're stuck trying to figure out what's wrong ourselves. It's been in the garage 2 times and nobody seems to be able to fix it. Very frustrating.
We're actually considering trading it for something else. We owned a Chevy for 6 years and put tires, brakes an alternator & battery on it and it was solid as a rock. Never a squeek or rattle at all.
I was hesitant to buy a Dodge, I think I know why now. Very disappointing, we probably won't get anything for trade in.
#30 of 230 Re: Dodge Magnum: Problems & Solutions [red67]
Sep 20, 2006 (1:08 pm)
I love my Magnum. As with any car their can be a problem one or have some issues with them. We have a Cadilac STS and the car has been in the dealer for 31 days which is now considered a lemon.
I have had a few issues with the magnum, I had to replace the tires went from continentals to good year. At 36,000 minles I needed to replace my rear brakes, thankfully the fronts were replaced 10,000 miles ago due to a defect in materials they were covered completely - a little tussle with the dealer but they covered them 100 %.
I do a have problem with the passenger rear window creating a suction that at times if too hot outside I cannot open but i face the airconditioning towards the window and then it will go down. The dealer has put silicone spray o nthe moldings but it will still do it from time to time.
As I said I love my Car, I get great comments about hte car, it handles great.
Oct 04, 2006 (7:26 am)
Well here goes, since purchasing our 05 SXT it has had the engine replaced, 2 transmissions,1 window regulator ,been aligned 3 times , and is currently back dodge for the 9th time for A/C problems ( this time they are replacing the entire distribution assy under the dash)
We tried to get Dodge to buy back this vehicle but they would not !!!! it now has over 36K on it so it is past Lemon Law status.......... we are fed up with Dodge and all their 5 Star dealerships.........when I worked in a dealership if we could'nt fix something right the first time it cost us our elite status.
This Magnum has 22 invoices on it if you look it up on car fax , I will never be able to re-sell this car only trade it in and get hosed by some other dealer.............
ANYBODY HELP !!!!!!
#36 of 230 Becoming a Lemon?
Oct 04, 2006 (1:59 pm)
I just took in my 2006 Dodge Magnum to the dealer for the fourth time today as the check engine light came on AGAIN. It has less than 1400 miles on it. First they replaced the O2 sensor. The second time I had a bad cat converter so they replaced that. The third time they did a computer upgrade. Today I find out my exhaust manifold was warped. They think this THE last problem with this vehicle. I am wondering whether or not to trade it in for another vehicle after this last repair. It has been frustrating to say the least. Any advice would be appreciated.
By the way I live in California.