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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
327 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Dodge Magnum Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 252010

Magnum 6-cyl

  • 982 miles


I have a 2005 Dodge Magnum and the first problem was the tachometer just stopped working, the second problem within 3 months time the engine light came on I took it to get the necessary maintenance the light went off for about one week then popped back on within two days off that now its stalling and shutting off wherever it wants.

- Springfield Gardens, NY, USA

problem #2

Apr 292009


  • miles
Myron jackson 1st complaint 05/04/09 prior ODI #10267714 U.S. department of justice attn: Assistant attorney general lanny a. breuer (criminal division) 950 Pennsylvania avenue 05/05/09 dear assistant attorney general breuer: I┐M writing the department of justice because I just gain knowledge from a Chrysler Dodge dealer sales representative that a threat is out against my life. Jimmy waldrop a sales representative helped me on the sales floor 04/29/09 when I dropped my car off for service. Jimmy and I discussed colors pertaining to new vehicles and he took down my name and number to notify me when the daytona green was going to come in on the Dodge charger. Today jimmy called me and stated on 05/01/09 that employees was engaging in small talk about me, he relayed this quote to me from a fellow employee ┐myron jackson that city employee had a lot calls from the mayor's office placed for the manager to return call; he must be in some ┐!@#$%.┐ jimmy said he didn┐T pay any attention to that. On yesterday 05/04/09 jimmy stated that he personally got a call from a guy who stated he was governor bob riley. Jimmy said the governor asked who was working on myron jackson's car; jimmy referred him to his manager mike parente. Later that day jimmy stated he saw mike parente take a bundle of cash money from an officer dressed in a Texas police uniform in a black unmark Crown Victoria with Texas plates; jimmy said that was unusual because they don┐T accept money from customers. But that wasn┐T the end of it; jimmy stated that a service repairman told him on 05/04/09 that same day that somebody wants that city's worker Magnum to go boom with him in it. Jimmy refuse to give the service repairman's name. After this knowledge was gain from jimmy he pleaded with me not to release his name but he stated he was a god fearing man and he could not have this mess on his conscious. Revise info I still don't have my car and today is 05/12/09.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #1

May 222005


  • miles
Air conditioning/ventilation system shut down. Extreme heat behind the ac control panel, determined by touch, and ac system shutdown as well as the ventilation/fan system. Tried to correct by shutting the system off, trying both automatic and manual settings, but did not work. Even with the ac off the fan/ventilation system would not work either.only after turning the car off would the system work again. It must reset an overheat sensor someplace. Dealer took the panel apart and inspected all wiring and found nothing. Still doesn't explain this failure occurring twice in 10 months.

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

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