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2006 Dodge Magnum Problems

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Most Common 2006 Dodge Magnum Problems

Software updates are available which may correct various electrical problems with the interior features and lighting.
If you experience rough shift and/or shuddering during gear shifting, software updates to the powertrain control and transmission control modules (PCM and TCM) are available which may address the...
A squeak may be heard from the base of the steering column while turning the steering wheel. The noise may be coming from the lower seal on the steering shaft. Lubrication of the seal will comm...
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1 Known 2006 Dodge Magnum Brakes Problem

In cold weather, vehicles equipped with premium brakes may experience a rear brake squeal. Replacing the brake pads will not commonly fix the problem; instead, revised rear rotors are available.

4 Known 2006 Dodge Magnum Drive Train Problems

If you experience rough shift and/or shuddering during gear shifting, software updates to the powertrain control and transmission control modules (PCM and TCM) are available which may address the...
Rear differential and axle seals are prone to repeated leaks.
Often misdiagnosed as a transmission oil pan gasket leak, the electrical connector on the automatic transmission may leak.

2 Known 2006 Dodge Magnum Electrical & Lights Problems

Software updates are available which may correct various electrical problems with the interior features and lighting.

3 Known 2006 Dodge Magnum Engine Problems

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 b...
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 retaine...
A whine type noise may develop form the engine area when the car is idling (typically in warmer temperatures, after the engine has warmed up). It's possible that the noise may be from the engine oi...

2 Known 2006 Dodge Magnum Exhaust & Emissions Problems

"False" trouble codes may cause erroneous illumination of the Check Engine Light. Updating the PCM software can often correct this concern.
There may be an intermittent three- to five-second delay between when you turn the key and when the engine actually cranks. If the Check Engine Light illuminates, have the brake switch inspected. O...

1 Known 2006 Dodge Magnum Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.

0 Known 2006 Dodge Magnum Maintenance Problems

4 Known 2006 Dodge Magnum Miscellaneous Problems

An inoperative power window would commonly be caused by failure of the cable in the window regulator, or the window motor itself. The window regulator will need to be replaced as an assembly to cor...
Metallic window tint film can short circuit the radio antenna on the rear window glass, possibly causing poor (or no) radio reception.

1 Known 2006 Dodge Magnum Suspension & Steering Problem

A squeak may be heard from the base of the steering column while turning the steering wheel. The noise may be coming from the lower seal on the steering shaft. Lubrication of the seal will comm...

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Known 2006 Dodge Magnum Problems & Complaints

A squeak may be heard from the base of the steering column while turning the steering wheel. The noise may be coming from the lower seal on the steering shaft. Lubrication of the seal will comm...
Software updates are available which may correct various electrical problems with the interior features and lighting.
Rear differential and axle seals are prone to repeated leaks.
An inoperative power window would commonly be caused by failure of the cable in the window regulator, or the window motor itself. The window regulator will need to be replaced as an assembly to cor...
Spilling beverages around the cup holder may cause the lid to stick or bind.
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 retaine...
There may be an intermittent three- to five-second delay between when you turn the key and when the engine actually cranks. If the Check Engine Light illuminates, have the brake switch inspected. O...
"False" trouble codes may cause erroneous illumination of the Check Engine Light. Updating the PCM software can often correct this concern.
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 b...
Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.
If you experience rough shift and/or shuddering during gear shifting, software updates to the powertrain control and transmission control modules (PCM and TCM) are available which may address the...
In cold weather, vehicles equipped with premium brakes may experience a rear brake squeal. Replacing the brake pads will not commonly fix the problem; instead, revised rear rotors are available.
Often misdiagnosed as a transmission oil pan gasket leak, the electrical connector on the automatic transmission may leak.
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