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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,333 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.

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2005 Dodge Magnum Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 112010


  • 70,000 miles


2005 Dodge Magnum, sunroof does not sit flush in the back with the roof. Dealer states 3 cracks have been located in the frame of the sunroof. $1300 for parts and repair.

- Martinez, GA, USA

problem #2

May 252005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Sunroof does not close properly. Pops open when attempting to close. The first incident, the dealer claims that they replaced motor. The second incident, they claim that they calibrated it. It still pops open when attempting to close the sunroof. The driver side window does not always work. The first incident, the dealer claims that they replaced the master switch. The second incident, the dealer claims that they replaced the motor. Now you can hear a weird sound when rolling down the window.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 302005

Magnum 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Magnum rt, has veered to the right since purchased in August 2004. Back rear light full of condensation, appeared to be a leak. Dealer ordered a part, and I'm still awaiting notification, a month later. Sun roof was uneven, concerned it may result in future leaks. Was told this was not abnormal, and shouldn't be a problem. Rear driver side window did not work at times. Works for the dealer.

- Burlingame, CA, USA

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