Dodge Magnum - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Dodge Magnum owners have reported a total of 1,355 problems for their cars built in the 6 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Dodge Magnum. The 2005 Dodge Magnum cars have the most problems reported (701 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Dodge Magnum

Model Year Number of Problems
  2009 Magnum
1
  2008 Magnum
124
  2007 Magnum
125
  2006 Magnum
402
  2005 Magnum
701
  2003 Magnum
2

  Common problems of Dodge Magnum

The following chart shows the 24 most common problems for Dodge Magnum cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (236 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (206 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Dodge Magnum

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Engine And Engine Cooling
236
  Air Bag
206
  Power Train
195
  Other Fuel System
171
  Electrical System
151
  Steering
65
  Equipment
61
  Gasoline Fuel System
49
  Suspension
41
  Tire
31
   
  Service Brakes
30
  Structure
21
  Vehicle Speed Control
20
  Exterior Lighting
19
  Latches/locks/linkage
13
  Seat Belt
9
  Wheel
9
  Electronic Stability Control
8
  Unknown Or Other
8
  Seats
5
  Visibility
4
  Parking Brake
1
  Interior Lighting
1
  Child Seat
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Dodge Magnum of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Magnum model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Dodge Magnum model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Magnum Model Years

Magnum
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2008 12414,91710    
0.83
  2007 12526,96611    
0.42
  2006 40242,41112    
0.79
  2005 70172,96913    
0.74

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Dodge Magnum is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2009 Magnum
1
  2008 Magnum
2
  2006 Magnum
10
  2005 Magnum
69


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