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2008 Dodge Magnum Recalls

RepairPal provides easy-to-read analysis of 5 official 2008 Dodge Magnum recalls. Find out if your 2008 Dodge Magnum needs service due to a recalled defect and learn how to fix it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 24, 2016

The passenger frontal air bag assembly is deployed by an inflator which contains propellant that makes the air bag deploy. This propellant may degrade over time, especially when exposed to humidity and temperature cycling. As a result, the inflator may rupture on deployment, which can send metal shrapnel through the air bag, striking vehicle occupants. This could result in serious injury or death.

Recalls on your Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge or Mitsubishi must be performed by a Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge or Mitsubishi dealership, respectively. Chrysler and Mitsubishi will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). If you do receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge or Mitsubishi dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 27, 2015

When deployed in a crash, the driver's front air bag inflator can rupture. As a result, metal fragments from the inflator can strike occupants.

Chrysler and Mitsubishi will notify owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Chrysler recall number is R25.

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 17, 2014

The ignition key may stick and move between positions in the ignition key cylinder. This can cause the vehicle to shut off and various electrical accessories to stop operating inadvertently.

Chrysler will notify owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of notification is not available as of the time of this writing). You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Chrysler recall number is P57.

RepairPal Expert Overview on November 10, 2008

Vehicles with a column mounted shifter may display the gearshift position incorrectly. This could allow the vehicle to move in an unexpected direction, increasing the risk of a crash.

This should be considered a high priority recall. The vehicle could move in an unexpected direction without warning. Please contact your Dodge dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on July 1, 2008

The rear axles are secured with a fastener called a hub nut that is fastened in a special fashion. On some vehicles, this special fastening method was left out, which could allow the axle shaft to separate from the wheel hub. If this happens, you would experience a loss of power and vehicle acceleration.

 

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; an insecure axle nut may cause a serious safety issue. Please contact your Dodge dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.