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:
15,200 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Dodge Magnum Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 062007

Magnum 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Magnum SE. The rear passenger and driver seat belt doesn't come with an automatic locking mode. She stated that when putting a child safety seat in one of those seats it doesn't restrain the child securely. The dealer informed her that the vehicle doesn't come equipped with that feature. The contact was not informed before purchasing the vehicle. The failure mileage was 30,000 and the current mileage was 36,000.

- Kankakee, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 112004

Magnum 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 400 miles
Seatbelt in middle rear seat stuck/malfunctioning steering pulls to the right

- Chino Chills, CA, USA

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