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Most Common 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 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 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 Dodge Magnum Electrical & Lights Problems

Software updates are available which may correct various electrical problems with the interior features and lighting.
If the battery is disconnected, the express windows will need to be recalibrated in order for the express function to work. First, run each express window to the fully-closed position. Hold the swi...

3 Known 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 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 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 Dodge Magnum Maintenance Problems

3 Known 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.
Spilling beverages around the cup holder may cause the lid to stick or bind.

1 Known 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 Dodge Magnum Problems & Complaints

Often misdiagnosed as a transmission oil pan gasket leak, the electrical connector on the automatic transmission may leak.
Metallic window tint film can short circuit the radio antenna on the rear window glass, possibly causing poor (or no) radio reception.
Water may leak into the transmission from the dipstick tube, causing fluid contamination and a shudder during light acceleration. New seals for the dipstick tube are available; the transmission f...
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...
If the battery is disconnected, the express windows will need to be recalibrated in order for the express function to work. First, run each express window to the fully-closed position. Hold the swi...
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