Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: This is a classic example of why you should avoid the first model year of a new car. Sure, it's new and shiny but there's going to be some growing pains.

The 2005 Magnum has problems with the gear shifter getting stuck, a shaky and sometimes stalled engine and transmission failure at 75,000 miles.

Let someone else deal with those headaches.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,858 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Dodge Magnum drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Dodge Magnum Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 192007

Magnum 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,717 miles


Bolts fell out from front driveshaft all by themselves.

- Tollnd, CT, USA

problem #1

Dec 022005


  • 16,000 miles
Three tires on the consumer's 2005 Dodge Magnum were out of round by December of 2005. ***** the consumer was unable to drive 35 mph or more without the vehicle shaking. The tire were replaced but the vibration/shaking continued. The vehicle was taken to another repair facility who noticed that the vibration/shaking was due to a bent drive shaft and loose bolts.

- Wausau, WI, USA

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