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Automatic Transmission Problems of Dodge Magnum



Dodge Magnum owners have reported 29 problems related to automatic transmission (under the power train category).

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Dodge Magnum 1
Failure Date: 06/16/2014

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Magnum. The transmission shift interlock lever fractured. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for servicing and the vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Dodge Magnum 2
Failure Date: 08/31/2011

Tl- the contact owns a 2006 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that the vehicle would not shift from park. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for repairs or diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was contacted and they confirmed that the VIN dwas not included in NHTSA campaign id number:05v460000 (power train:automatic transmission). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 100,000. Kmj.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Dodge Magnum 3
Failure Date: 08/05/2011

My car would not shift out of the park position. I had car taken to the dealer but was told there was not a recall for my model. I see this is a very common issue with this platform of car. I had to replace the whole shift assembly because the pink interlock was not sold by itself.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Dodge Magnum 4
Failure Date: 08/03/2011

Tl-th contact owns a 2005 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated the gear selector would not shift out of the park position. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer who replaced the gear shift assembly. The manufacturer was notified of the defect and they stated the defect was a common issue; however there was not a recall. The approximate failure mileage was 117,000. Js.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Dodge Magnum 5
Failure Date: 07/22/2011

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Magnum rt. The contact stated that he was unable to shift the vehicle from park into any other gear. Also, the manual override function was fractured. The dealer advised the contact that his VIN had not been included in any recalls. The manufacturer was aware of the failure; however, did not offer any assistance. A private mechanic installed a new shifter. The current mileage was 67,000 and the approximate failure mileage was 66,800.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Dodge Magnum 6
Failure Date: 07/22/2011

The vehicle was unable to shift from park into any other gear. The dealer advised me to bring the vehicle in for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was aware of the failure. The current and failure mileage was 102,000. Bw.


car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 Dodge Magnum 7
Failure Date: 07/15/2011

2007 Dodge Magnum transmission would not shift out of park. Aaa informed me this is an everyday occurance with them. Repair for a small plactic replacement piece over $400. Dodge will not rercall, why should they when they are able to get away with charging over $400 for this simple repair. Dodge would be foolish to recall when they are making over $400 for this repair.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Dodge Magnum 8
Failure Date: 06/21/2011

The contact owns a 2006 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated the vehicle would not shift out of park. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed the gear shift was locked and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired. The failure mileage was 56,450.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Dodge Magnum 9
Failure Date: 06/06/2011

When attempting to shift to drive from park, the gear shift selector would not respond. I was able to shift into all other gears other than drive. The current and failure mileage is 100,000.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 Dodge Magnum 10
Failure Date: 12/21/2010

Drove the o store, put the car in park as usual. When I left the store and tried to shift into reverse but the shifter would not move. I called Dodge only to be told its not covered. I told them I was aware of how common this problem is and they told me too bad- its not under a recall so its your problem! I found over 300 similar cases online - how can it not be a recall!!.


 
car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Dodge Magnum 11
Failure Date: 10/01/2010

We own a 2006 Dodge Magnum; it will not shift out of park (70,000+ miles). It just happened to my husband. After checking the site, I can see several complaints about the same part; there must be a problem with the car. I also know two separate people with Dodge avenger and charger; with the same problem. Now the car has be towed to the dealership to replace $100 part for $400.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 Dodge Magnum 12
Failure Date: 09/10/2010

Automatic transmission shifter locked in park and would not move. Vehicle had to be towed to shop. Extended warranty company denied claim, saying that this was not part of the transmission. The dealer charged me $500. 00 to replace the shifter. Dodge agreed to pay half, but I believe that this is an ongoing condition of these vehicles that the manufacturer should pay for the fix and not offer me half.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Dodge Magnum 13
Failure Date: 08/15/2010

2005 Dodge Magnum with shifting problem will not release from park position.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Dodge Magnum 14
Failure Date: 08/10/2010

My 2005 Dodge Magnum will shift out of park. This was found after parking it at home and trying to leave for work. Was told this was a common problem with this car and Dodge has no recall for this known problem. I had to pay over $450 to have car repaired out of my own pocket. Dodge calls this a safety interlock problem. A plastic pink piece that breaks and you have to buy a whole shifter not just the 29 cent piece of plastic.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 Dodge Magnum 15
Failure Date: 07/31/2010

I could not shift the automatic transmission out of park. When the tow truck operator showed up he already had the tools out to release the shifter. He said this is a very common problem with Chrysler vehicles. Going online I have found this to be true. There apparently is a small plastic piece that holds a spring that breaks.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Dodge Magnum 16
Failure Date: 07/23/2010

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that while the engine was running, the gear shift selector would not move from the park position. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where the contact was advised that the internal transmission shifter mechanism was defective. The dealer replaced the component at the contact's expense. The failure mileage was 38,418 and the current mileage was 38,430. Updated 09/28/10 updated 10/01/jb.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Dodge Magnum 17
Failure Date: 07/15/2010

Locked in park, second time this has happened, only has 37000 mile, shifter was replaced in June 08, 22000 miles.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Dodge Magnum 18
Failure Date: 05/31/2010

On 5/31/2010 I drove our 2005 Dodge Magnum 2. 7 engine to the mall with my daughters. Upon leaving the mall we entered the vehicle. I then started the vehicle and proceeded to place the vehicle in drive. The vehicle would not shift into drive. I found the override switch and it did not work either. We ended up have to call tow truck and my children and I had to find transportation home. A mechanic was able to look in the gear box and he pointed out the there is a design flaw which allows the shift piece to lock itself in place causing the vehicle to lock itself in the park position. He was able to rig the vehicle so that it can be driven but only if I don't put it in park. Which means I must park the car in neutral and make sure the emergency brake is on.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Dodge Magnum 19
Failure Date: 02/16/2010

The vehicle rolled away while in park.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 Dodge Magnum 20
Failure Date: 09/20/2009

The contact owns a 2007 Dodge Magnum. When approaching a complete stop, the vehicle rpms would decrease as if the vehicle would stall. Also the vehicle would lurch forward when attempting to decelerate or while in park. Lastly the gear shifter would not properly shift into gear. The dealer replaced the shifter at the owner's expense. The repair did not remedy the failure. His vehicle identification number was excluded from recall campaign id number: 06v341000 (power train:automatic transmission). The failure and current mileages were under 54,000. Updated 02/01/jb.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Dodge Magnum 21
Failure Date: 06/17/2009

The transmission on the Dodge Magnum has many issues. The check engine light come on and off signaling that your transmission is not shifting properly. A person can feel a "thump" and the car will momentarily stall. Have taken to the dealership continuously for repair. The check engine light will still come on and off randomly. The dealership say they can not repeat the incident. A blog on edmunds. Com on "Dodge Magnum transmission problems" has several entries complaining about the same incident and dealerships saying the same issues but no real answers. My problems occurred about with 40k on the odometer. Others reported earlier incidents.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Dodge Magnum 22
Failure Date: 07/10/2008

The contact owned a 2005 Dodge Magnum. While parked, the vehicle rolled away on its own. On another occasion, the vehicle was placed in park and attempted to roll away again. The contact was able to chase the vehicle down to stop it from rolling into traffic. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign id number 05v460000 (power train: automatic transmission); however, the dealer stated that there were too many vehicles to service and advised the contact to come back another day. When the contact returned to the dealer, he was informed again that the recall repairs could not be performed and he would have to reschedule. The failure mileage was 500 and current mileage was 600.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2008 Dodge Magnum 23
Failure Date: 01/23/2008

I brought a 2006 Dodge Magnum 06/28/2006 engine went 04/18/2007 took it to the dealer and they say it was not cover I had to pay out of pocket $4,624. 78. Now 8 month later my transmission is gone Dodge dealer in new york, saying they is not going to fix it I have to pay out 2,700. 00 again the car is nor 2 years old yet it have not reach 60 months nor 60,000 miles.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Dodge Magnum 24
Failure Date: 11/17/2005

Constant transmission hard jerks @40, and 60 mph, dealer made several attempts to fix ,negative results. Steering issues constant pulling, dealer attempt several repairs tire rotation,wheel alignment, steering assembly and owner replaced all 4 tires premature wear.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Dodge Magnum 25
Failure Date: 08/15/2005

Engine signal was on and trasmision was not reponding ,when you give it gas.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Dodge Magnum 26
Failure Date: 07/14/2005

2005 Dodge Magnum transmission shutters when clutch engaged. Car had less than 1000 miles when probelm first started. Dodge technicians said nothing could be done unless the problem persisted or gotten worse so they could make a better diagnosis. Supposed water intrusion into the transmission casing through the vent. Not covered by the daimler Chrysler warranty.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Dodge Magnum 27
Failure Date: 03/18/2005

Backing from parked position, put car in reverse, needed to correct, put car back in drive, drove forward, put car back in reverse gear and car appeared to operate as if in neutral. Neutral was also neutral. Rolled forward, could not accelerate. Moved car from park to reverse several times with no change. When I was rolled up to the parking block, I waited a few minutes and tried again and reverse worked. Also had electrical issues, such as turning off the blinker manually, but the blinker stayed flashing.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Dodge Magnum 28
Failure Date: 02/02/2005

The transmission in my 2005 Dodge Magnum has stuttered, clunked, vibrated, and surged since the 3rd week I had it. It has been in the shop 3 times for a total of 15 days so far for this problem. My dealer called star hotline and were told that there is no flash for this problem, and that I need to drive more aggressively (like I can drive 80 in a 35 mph zone!) or just live with it. The dealer and the manufacturer have told me they cannot help me. It has also been realigned once for pulling to the right, and now it is pulling to the right again. I will be making another appointment with the dealer to have this looked at.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Dodge Magnum 29
Failure Date: 05/11/2004

Vehicle was serviced for transmission. Vehicle lost power and surged when placing it into gear. It responded hard, and the vehicle shook when driving. Manufacturer stated the dealer will make the repairs. However, the problem recurred.