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9.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,687.00
Average Mileage:
76,120 miles
Total Complaints:
12 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new transmission (7 reports)
  2. not sure (2 reports)
  3. dealer states new transmission pump is needed (1 reports)
  4. replace driveshaft sensors (1 reports)
  5. replaced fluid and reset codes (1 reports)
2005 Dodge Magnum transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Dodge Magnum Owner Comments

problem #12

Mar 102013

Magnum SXT 3.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,000 miles

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

First the reverse stopped working then the car locked up while i was driving, its now sitting in my driveway waiting to be towed to a transmission specialist!!...which just quoted me 2,500-3,000total!! wtF!:(

- , Daytona Beach, FL, USA

problem #11

Mar 292013

Magnum ES 2.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles

my son was driving to college and all of a sudden the car would not go. he let it sit and was able to slow get it into a parking lot. we had it towed to transmission shop and was told the transmission was gone because of water from the radiator getting into the transmission. He said this was a problem with these cars. the water line can get a pin hole and drain into the transmission and water in a trans is NOT GOOD! $2200 dollars later and replacing a radiator too totaling $2500. we are back on the road. There was no warning light or anything just stopped going! If dodge knows about this problem they need to recall and fix. this is rediculous my son traded his ford f150 for this car and trans guy said he traded the frying pan for the fire. should of never bought a dodge!!! He said this is his first of many problems with this car!

- , Covina, CA, USA

problem #10

Dec 012012

Magnum SE 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 182,000 miles

My 2005 Dodge Magnum transmission went out on my car it kept jerking now it want go forward it just move backwards. my headlights on my car blink on and off at night. My front seat belts wont click together sometimes and I had to get the CV Joints and front in worked on. This car is causing me a lot of money!!!!!! I also had to get the exhaust system cleaned out where the carbon had built up.

- , Wilson, NC0, USA

problem #9

May 052011

Magnum ES V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,901 miles

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

on 5/05/11 i heard a noise come from the back so i took it in to the dealer to have them check it out. they called me the same day telling me that the rear axle was gone so i told them to fix it. three days later they called saying it was done so i went to pick it up and it cost me $2170.80 dollars. they replaced it with a new rear axle.

they took it for a 5 mile run and that it was working good. when i took it home it was about 5 miles and when i got off the freeway came to a stop and the car didn't move any more so i had to tow it back to the dealer and two hours later they call saying that the transmission was gone and it was going to cost me $4800 dollars.

the thing is when i took the car in the first time there was nothing wrong with the transmision so my problem is why should i pay for something that they did?

they told me that the car was hooked up to the computer and it showed that there was no codes on the transmission so why after they install the rear axle the transmission went out. something is wrong here but I'm the one that got screwed.

- , San Leandro, CA, USA

problem #8

Mar 012011

Magnum RT 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,305 miles

I FOUND OUT ABOUT THIS PROBLEM BECAUSE THE ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. I WENT TO AUTOZONE TO HAVE IT CHECKED AND THE CODES THAT CAME BACK SIGNALED TRANSMISSION FAILURE. TOOK THE CAR TO THE TRANSMISSION REPAIR FOR FURTHER DIAGNOSTICS AND WAS TOLD THAT THE TRANSMISSION WAS SHOT!! HOW CAN THIS BE WHEN THE TRANSMISSION ISN'T EVEN UP FOR THE MAINTENANCE PERIOD YET???

- , Akron, OH, USA

problem #7

Sep 132010

Magnum SXT AWD V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

Well back to the same problem again..... My kid got to drive the car for over a week then called me to tell me she was on the side of the road again with the "fixed problem" back. Same whining noise from the engine/transmission and no power to the wheels (not even limp mode). Thank goodness she was passing through our hometown on the way to a college class and was able to pull over into a rest stop. I had the thing towed back to my dealer and told them to fix the problem that a previous dealer had repaired. They gave me the car back the next day and said they replaced the 1st computer module that kept giving the wrong codes to the computer and EGR valve (caused a chugging, irratic idle). "This should fix the problem".......... Called Chrysler and started a case file for the ongoing problem. They said they would check into helping me out.

- , Waynesville, NC, USA

problem #6

Sep 152010

Magnum SXT AWD V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,100 miles

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

Same problem again.......Dodge is absolutley no help and the mechanics are bound by computers to idiotic troubleshooting. Had the car for 2 days and the whining started and the damn thing limped to the side of the road and wouldn't move. Towed it 45 miles back to the dealer who repaired it last. ($95) They took a look at the next day and told me they would get back to me because they couldn't find anything wrong with it!!! No codes! They wanted me to come pick up the car and see if it would do it again.....(they asked me what kind of gas I was using!). I told em that car isn't going anywhere until it's fixed!! Called Chrysler back and they send bend over because the car is out of warranty and I had a chance to buy an extended warranty when I bought the car or when I thought I might have a problem with it!

Anyhow, they now said the computer board that the driveshaft sensors plug into is shot and needs replacing. And no previous repair is under warranty to this repair because it's different parts!!!!! It's absolute bull%$*#. I have a Chevy Trailblazer that had a fuel level sensor go on it at 57,000 mile (out of warranty) and they replaced it (after I called Chevrolet and griped about the online data) gratis because it is a know problem!!!!! Guess what brand I'm gonna buy for my 2 soon-to-be college grads? NOT CHRYSLER!!!!

Update from Nov 17, 2010: Well they got me back on the road for another week and I drove the heck out of it everywhere until it started a hint of the whining. I able to drive it to the dealer and I left it in the service bay. The general sales manager finally got involved and got the Dodge rep. to ok a total replacement of the tranny!!!!!!! Alleluhia!!!!! Its gonna be hard to trust this thing again...... Most likely I will dump it.

- , Waynesville, NC, USA

problem #5

Aug 252010

Magnum SXT AWD V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles

My daughter called me at 7:00 am on her first official day of intern teaching to tell me that my car (she was using it because she needed a dependable car for her 60 mile round trip to school, she left her '93 Volvo that will not die at home) had no power to the wheels and started whistling or whining from under the hood area. I had to drive 45 miles to where she had parked the car in a gas station (luckily!). After having it towed 12 miles to a local Dodge dealer and leaving for 2 days, they determined that the driveshaft sensors were shot according to the codes. They told me no warranty and cough up the $670 to fix it. Picked it up the next day and after a total of $913 which included the towing and car rental, we gave it back to our daughter. Told her to drive the heck out of it to make sure everything was OK.

- , Waynesville, NC, USA

problem #4

Jul 192009

Magnum RT 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,139 miles

I had driven my vehicle the day before on a 150 mile round trip. Parked the car in the garage and the next day it would not pull. Towed the vehicle to the nearest dodge dealership and they said the vehicle had multiple transmission codes and would need a new $4200.00 transmission. I was having difficulty with the warranty department (they are based in India) so after a week I towed the vehicle to another repair shop and they drained the fluid (water was also in the transmission) and they reset the codes. The transmission pulls and shifts fine now. Still unsure how water is getting in to the transmission.

- , Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #3

May 112009

Magnum RT Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles

I had no prior sign of anything wrong with tranny. Was on major highway in the left lane trying to get my daughter back to college for finals. I heard a whirring noise for a few minutes and then the car stopped. Car went nowhere, except for rolling backward if I didn't brake, already 40 miles from home. Not only was I angry that the transmission failed, but my daughter was freaking out about getting to school! Thankfully, I was not rear-ended while waiting for the police/tow, although we had to put up with a lot of angry drivers honking their horns. If this is a known problem, it should have been addressed long ago. Shame on you, Chrysler/Dodge!

- , Ronkonkoma, NY, USA

problem #2

Mar 252009

Magnum

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

I have water in the transmission fluid, or so I'm told. Apparently there is a bulletin referencing this problem. Dealer states a new transmission pump is needed. Everyone says, "It's a Mopar - what do you expect?" I've been without a car nearly 3 weeks now. My first Dodge and my last Dodge.

- , Coudersport, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 092007

(reported on)

Magnum SXT 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles

I have learned that there is a known issue with transmissions in 2005 Dodge Magnums where water is allowed into the transmission. Unfortunately, there is no recall on this yet - I am hoping that enough people complain in order to force them to put out a recall - it is ridiculous for us to have to foot the bill for a new transmission because of a known defect. Hall Virginia Beach Dodge has been USELESS in trying to solve this issue (as well as MANY others I've had recently with the car)

- , Hampton, VA, USA

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