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.

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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.

1.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,951 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 transmission problems

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2005 Dodge Magnum Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 242012

Magnum

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles

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

I purchased this vehicle brand new in 2005. Three months after the purchase, the car would not shift out of park. The vehicle was still under warranty at this time. Six years later, the car has done the same thing again. After a quick research of google, yahoo, and youtube, I noticed that thousands of people are having the same problem. A recall is not in place for my vehicle but is in place for others with the same shifter and make that was told to me by the dealership. A recall should be in place. Please look into this matter.

- Tupelo, MS, USA

problem #2

Oct 102011

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 77,854 miles
I had the exact same experience as documented below - I found this on your web site and decided to add my complaint to the list. My 2005 Dodge Magnum would not shift out of park. It has 77,854 miles on it. I was stranded in a culver's restaurant drive through, obstructing their business. I could not move my running vehicle. This is a widely known issue, and Chrysler even issued a customer satisfaction notification K39 (www.Chrysler.com/webselfservice/pdf/K39.pdf) directly related to this exact same problem. I went into the dealer to get the expected repair, and was also told my car didn't fall under the recall and thus wasn't covered. They offered to fix it for $450. I said no. I contacted Chrysler's customer assistance hotline, and eventually they offered to fix it if I pay a $100 co-pay. I also rejected this offer. The part that fixes this problem is sold by Napa and another online company because the problem is so widespread. Forum posts everywhere mention this problem. Google "pink thingy". it is the part that breaks inside the shifter - called the transmission shift interlock lever. This is a safety concern. Once the pink thingy is broken, you have to remove it in order to drive your vehicle. Now, the vehicle can be moved out of park without pressing in the brake pedal! this is a horrible safety concern if you have kids! Chrysler must expand the recall to cover all the other cars supposedly not covered by the K39 recall! the contact owns a 2005 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that the shifter would not shift out of park. As a result, the contact could not operate the vehicle. The contact noticed the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 2D (power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift). The dealer informed the contact that the model year of the vehicle was not included in the recall.

- New Brighton, MN, USA

problem #1

Aug 022011

Magnum 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that the shifter would not shift out of park. As a result, the contact could not operate the vehicle. The contact noticed the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 08V583000 (power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift) and took the vehicle to an authorized dealer. The dealer informed the contact that the model year of the vehicle was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was 140,000. Updated 09/14/11 updated 09/23/11

- Austin, TX, USA

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