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:
33,333 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.

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.

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2005 Dodge Magnum Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 262010


  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that the horn failed to activate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the steering wheel assembly needed to be replaced. No the vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Baytown, TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 012005

Magnum 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Upon driving the vehicle horn and the air conditioning became inoperable. Took the vehicle to the dealer, and they replaced the fuse. Then, horn and air conditioning failed again. Consumer took the vehicle back to the dealer. They could not find the problem. They put a higher voltage fuse in the vehicle, which made the cd player and the battery become inoperable. Consumer has to jump the vehicle to get it started.

- Forsyth, GA, USA

problem #1

Jan 022005

Magnum 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Horn is very hard to operate.

- Lagrange, NY, USA

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