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:
19,341 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

transmission problem

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2005 Dodge Magnum Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 242010


  • 38,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that the vehicle would not shift out of park. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where the gear shift assembly box was taken apart and reassembled. The failure did not recur. The failure and current mileage was 38,000.

- Wellborn, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 242005

Magnum 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 682 miles
Took a 45 minute drive. Parked. Hour later could not shift out of park. Car had to be towed to dealer. Transmission shifter #4578029ab had to replaced at 682 miles. No info on old part.

- Strongsville, OH, USA

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