Last post on Dec 18, 2012 at 12:39 PM
You are in the Dodge Magnum
What is this discussion about?
Dodge Magnum, Transmission, Wagon
#2 of 70 Transmission Slipping
Mar 02, 2006 (10:54 am)
After initial start and for about 5 minutes afterwards the transmission is slipping in any gear from 1 to 3. Most noticeable when in 3 gear and accelerating lightly. You will notice the RPMs are gradually going up, but the speed is not going up but tends to go down. Another symptom is when driving in Over-drive and you need to make a lane change, and lets just say you stomp on the gas, the RPMs basically red line. You need to get off the gas and then you feel the car drop into 4 gear and then you can go.
Had it back to the dealer, said there was a bulletin, seemed to be OK for about a month, now it is happening again. Anyone else experiencing the same issue ?
#3 of 70 Re: Transmission Slipping [scarab22]
Mar 09, 2006 (12:39 pm)
What size engine do you have in your Magnum? Mine has 3.5 and I thought the trans was slipping. But, then I thought it might just be my imagination.
#4 of 70 Re: Transmission Slipping [scarab22]
Mar 23, 2006 (8:29 am)
I have an '05 SXT V6. My wife and I have had very similar transmission issues with our vehicle. Like you mentioned, most notably at low speeds. Very hard shifts, and loud "clunks" that feel and sound as if the transmission dropped several inches. Our car has been in to the dealership 3 times now with this issue. The first 2 times, the trans was removed and "fixed". However, the issue remained. Now, as an added bonus, the vehicle will jerk foward when you let off the brake, and almost caused my wife to hit a vehicle in front of her at a drive-thru. I t is currently at the dealership, and they've told us that they cannot replicate the complaint. I'm not sure why they need to since they have fixed the exact issue twice already. My particular vehicle is not safe for my child and wife to be in, and Chrysler doesn't much seem to care.
#5 of 70 Re: Transmission Slipping [stormysteel]
Jul 11, 2006 (11:25 am)
Sorry for late reply.
engine is the 3.5
Story get worse. I started to get the check-engine and the PRNDL indicator would all ligth. The the car would be stuck in 3'rd gear. Back to the dealer again (two more times for the same problem). All they did was the computer reset. Fixed problem for a day. Second time it happen the trans would not come out of park. Made it back to the dealer and one of the control models were replaced on the shift.
#6 of 70 Re: Transmission Slipping [jak62798]
Jul 11, 2006 (11:30 am)
Sorry for late reply.
Just got things "fixed" -- maybe
They were finally able to capture an error code. Of course it was the 999 unkown error. After 5 day at the dealer they decided to change the model on the shift column. Since then nothing, but I am watching out for it to start again.
#7 of 70 Transmission Issues
May 08, 2006 (6:11 pm)
I have two 05 Magnum RT's. One of them makes a loud thump when parked on a hill and moving from park to any other gear. Of course the dealer told me to put the parking brake on before I change gears. It also lacks power compared to my first one.
#8 of 70 Re: Dodge Magnum: Problems & Solutions [pf_flyer]
Aug 22, 2006 (5:27 am)
We just purchased a 2006 RT AWD Magnum. A couple of days after driving it we noticed it wasn't shifting properly. Took it to the garage in Manassas 14 days ago. They won't replace the transmission - they are taking it apart piece by piece to try and find the problem.
We've contacted the customer service hot line but the person answering the phone won't give his last name nor let us talk to a supervisor. He was very rude.
I've emailed DR.Z - got a "we really don't care attitude" email back.
I'm so mad that I wish I had never bought this car! We're making payments on a BRAND NEW car and can't even drive it and have no idea when and IF we ever will be able to!
We've owned 6 Chryslers in the past 14 years. Some new some old. Have had problems with a few but have always had good customer service. I'm so disappointed in the way this particular cars problems have been handled that I'm thinking about returning it.
#9 of 70 Re: Dodge Magnum: Problems & Solutions [discustomer]
Aug 22, 2006 (7:19 am)
Things did get worse, from the shifting to a grinding noise. Between 35-40 mph, when the car shifts from 3rd to 4th, the rpm go way down (3000k to 1500K -- as you would expect), but then I would get a nasty grinding noise/vibration. Also when driving 65mph and rpms around 2K +/- you could see the needle pulsing up and down, ie something was slipping. Sorry for the all of the detail. Anyway the fix ( I hope) was a new tourque converter. Mine had moister and water and God knows what else. Only took 2 weeks to get the car fixed -- what a joke. They said there is a service paper so I cannot believe that Dr. Z could not found it.
It is a shame a car with such nice lines has to have these types of problems.
Being your car is new I would look into the Lemon Laws ASAP.
Hope this helps
#10 of 70 Re: Dodge Magnum: Problems & Solutions [scarab22]
Sep 25, 2006 (1:33 pm)
Sounds like the same problem I had. I am on visit #3 for transmission problems. The 2nd visit they found water in the transmission and replaced it and now a few thousand miles later the tranny fluid is leaking. I am very frustrated with this car and all the problems.