2008 Dodge Magnum Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Dodge Magnum
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2008 Dodge Magnum ProblemsCheck Engine Light Due to Failed Thermostat
The thermostat may fail to close completely, causing the Check Engine Light to illuminate. This problem will prevent the engine from reaching normal operating temperature; a new thermostat should be installed.
Software updates are available which may correct various electrical problems with the interior features and lighting.
Carbon buildup on the valves may illuminate the Check Engine Light, indicating "Multiple Cylinder Misfires." The combustion chamber must be cleaned of carbon. There are updated valve spring retainers that will help prevent a recurrence.
2008 Dodge Magnum QuestionsGot my oil changed recently and the mechanic stated that the manufacture recommends changing the timing belt and water pump at 100000. (1 answer)
I'm a little under 98K miles now. Quote for parts and labor was $1200. Is this necessary or how soon should I get changed?
When i turn on ac, it turn on normal under hood, but only heat blows out of vent.
2008 Dodge Magnum RecallsPassenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment
The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.
In a crash that deploys the driver's front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front driver's air bag inflator free of charge to correct the concern.
The ignition key may stick between desired positions in the ignition key cylinder mechanism, and may move between positions while driving. This can cause the engine to shut off and electrical accessories to stop operating. Dealers will repair this concern free of charge (a repair procedure is still under development as of the time of this writing).