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#36 of 231 Becoming a Lemon?
Oct 04, 2006 (12:59 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.
#40 of 231 Re: Dodge Magnum: Problems & Solutions [sweetabee]
Oct 11, 2006 (8:25 am)
Thanks Sweetabee. I really do like my car. It is a beautiful car, it has some awesome power and it has all the bells and whistles you could want. It just aggravates me that these things that you wouldn't normally have problems with so soon are occurring.
Since my first post I took it to the dealer with my list in hand, they fixed everything except now I have this awful clunking noise in the front end. Only heard when going 30mph or less over bumps. It sounds like I'm going to lose the wheels. I've researched and have been told it could be the swaybars, tension struts, swaybar bushings?? I don't know what these do, but I'm going down today during my lunch to have a tech go for a ride with me. No doubt, the car will clunk like a junker.
We've been looking for something else that'll be better for winter driving anyway. I haven't made up my mind, but if they can fix this issue and everything else is fine, maybe I'll keep it. I guess some have good luck and others have bad....I think I've got the bad.
My husband thinks the previous owner ditched the car....we found a pine tree limb stuck in the underside of the car!! We think it was driven hard, of course you don't know that until you sign on the dotted line!
#41 of 231 Re: Dodge Magnum: Problems & Solutions [red67]
Oct 11, 2006 (8:47 am)
Why look for something else for winter driving? I have an R/T AWD. It handles the hard Upstate New York winter driving wonderfully. I drove to Syracuse in a lake effect whiteout on I-90 and the car was rock solid on the road. It also performed superbly during a ski vacation in the mountains of Vermont. I run it with four Continental snow tires during the winter.
Oct 15, 2006 (4:42 pm)
Please check the list of discussions here in the Dodge Magnum Group for the appropriate discussion to post in.
For example, if you have a tire or wheel problem, you should post in the Dodge Magnum Tire/Wheel Questions discussion (Posts from here have been moved there to get it rolling)
If you don't see a discussion that seems to fit the issue you want to ask about, feel free to start a new one. If you happen to create a discussionthat duplicates an existing one, we can take care of that as we go.
Thanks for your understanding and help as we organize things!
#43 of 231 Dodge Magnum Engine hesitation
Aug 08, 2010 (6:40 am)
#44 of 231 Engine hesitation
Sep 30, 2009 (3:11 am)
I own a 2006 Dodge Magnum with a 2.7 liter engine. At times it seems to hesitate accelrating from a stop and also while driving. It seems to go away after it has had time to warm up.
My first thought was one or more bad spark plugs. It has 132,000 km's on it.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance
#45 of 231 Re: Engine hesitation [357magnum]
Oct 01, 2009 (12:03 pm)
I have the same problem on my 2006 R/T. I have 50,000 miles on it and it is currently in service for this. (8 months ago the dealership told me it was a gunked up throttle body and cleaned it out. I now have the car with my local mechanic who told me the charcoal canister was full of fuel (actually has caused the car to stall immediately after fueling) and is exploring what he thinks is transmission problems. We'll see what the diagnosis is.