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CarComplaints.com 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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,222 miles

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2005 Dodge Magnum seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Dodge Magnum Owner Comments (Page 1 of 5)

problem #94

Jul 082016

Magnum

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Magnum. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V352000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Venetia, CA, USA

problem #93

May 012016

Magnum

  • 61,000 miles
Takata recall I was notified of this recall months ago, but Dodge keeps telling me they don't have the parts in yet.

- East Meadow, NY, USA

problem #92

May 242015

Magnum

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Magnum. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V313000 (air bags) and 16V352000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Moreno, CA, USA

problem #91

Jul 082016

Magnum

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Magnum. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V352000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Kaiser, MO, USA

problem #90

May 242016

Magnum

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Magnum. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V352000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Simi Valley, CA, USA

problem #89

Jul 012016

Magnum

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Magnum. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V352000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Albany, NY, USA

problem #88

Apr 012016

Magnum

  • 108,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Magnum. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V352000 (air bags); however, the part for the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The approximate failure mileage was 108,000. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Suffolk, VA, USA

problem #87

Apr 122014

Magnum

  • miles
Dropped drop valve seats

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #86

Sep 112016

Magnum

  • miles
Desire email notification when parts are available.

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #85

May 152015

Magnum

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V313000 (air bags) and 16V352000 (air bags). However, the parts to do the recall repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 10/13/16

- Fort Madison, IA, USA

problem #84

Jun 032014

Magnum

  • 170,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

About 2 months after the purchase of the 2005 Dodge Magnum, the seatbelt light came on. We took the vehicle to the Jeep/Dodge/Chrysler dealership in carthage, ms where the clock spring was replaced. About 10 miles traveling after leaving the dealership, the seatbelt light came back on and the incessant dinging finally quit. We had the clock spring replace again after about two weeks as we were traveling. We took our vehicle in for the airbag recall and have had the airbags replaced under recall and now have another recall on the airbags. The seatbelt light has been brought to our attention, but we cannot afford to have this replaced at our expense again. We have had it corrected one time at our expense, but cannot do this again. I feel it is incumbent upon dailmer Chrysler to recall these vehicles and have this problem repaired at their expense as the everyday customer cannot continue to afford to pay for a problem that should have had a recall issued years ago. The same problem continues to this day with newer vehicles than ours. I was involved in a rear-end collision about three years ago at which time our body shop replaced the clock spring again and it has come on again. I had my brakes to the floor, the airbags did not inflate, and I rear-ended at about 25 miles per hour. This is a serious problem and NHTSA should recall these vehicles immediately.

- West, MS, USA

problem #83

Jul 202016

Magnum

  • 116,000 miles
The contact owned a 2005 Dodge Magnum. While driving 40 mph, another vehicle crashed into the passenger side of the contact's vehicle. The contact's vehicle rolled over multiple times. The air bags failed to deploy. The driver sustained injuries to the collar bone and head, and minor scratches and bruises. The front passenger sustained minor injuries. In addition, the three children in the rear of the vehicle sustained minor bruises and injuries. All passengers required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed and towed. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V352000 (air bags) and 15V313000 (air bags). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was 116,000.

- Chowchilla, CA, USA

problem #82

May 052016

Magnum

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Magnum. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Clover, NM, USA

problem #81

Jul 202016

Magnum

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Magnum. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V352000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #80

Sep 302015

Magnum

  • 64,692 miles
Takata recall. When I had the first recall they replaced the air bag and when they did now the turn signals will not turn off by themselves and the steering wheel makes a popping noise when driving down the road and making a turn.I have no idea what they did when they replaced the drivers side air bag but that is the trouble I am having with my Magnum now and you want me to let them do it again. They need to repair the first mistake first but it is my only way around and no dealer will loan out.

- Poteau, OK, USA

problem #79

Jan 272015

Magnum

  • miles
Value sets

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #78

Feb 112011

Magnum

  • 102,460 miles
The vehicle was I nvolved in a front on collision and the driver air bag never deployed. It was turning left on to a one lane two way street. The other vehicle involved when into the intersection and should have waited, I went as it was

- Granite Bay, CA, USA

problem #77

May 242016

Magnum

  • 135,000 miles
Air bag was deployed during end front end collision. My son was driving and his arm suffered burns and a 3 inch long cut.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #76

May 102016

Magnum

  • miles
Sansone Dodge dealer, route 1, avenel, NJ 732 815-0500, repaired my R25/NHTSA 15V-313 driver airbag recall and charged me. The bill invoice is: Jecs988688 and was for $157.83 because they said the check air bag light was on and would not pass inspection. I do not recall any light being on when I brought the car in for this service.

- Edison, NJ, USA

problem #75

Nov 202015

Magnum

  • 114,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Magnum. While attempting to stop the vehicle, the air bags deployed without warning. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags). The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose the cause of the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 114,000.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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