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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,834 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

Sep 012016


  • 105,503 miles


The fuel pump is located directly under the passenger side back seat. It has a leak, and my car has been smeeling like gas for a month now without my knowledge. I finally took it to a mechanic and there was a poddle of gas under the seat where the nipple on the fuel pump broke. Not to mention my battery in the trunk, well the wires cross right over the fuel pump. This is not safe at all. These items should be nowhere near each other.

- Centerville, GA, USA

problem #2

Mar 032008

Magnum 8-cyl

  • miles
Problems with the sunroof - off track, problems with the transmission - leaking, problems with the front end suspension - axle, problems with the gear shift - would not engage out of park, problems with the driver side seat - cracking, problems with the driver side seatbelt - jams and problems with the hydraulic hinges on the hood as well as the rear hatch.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #1

Jun 112008


  • 80,000 miles
Vehicle was parked when it caught fire. Neighbor noticed smoke and noise from car. Put fire out with hose. I am an automotive field service engineer assigned to do fire cause and origin. Origin was traced to a faulty seat heater on driver seat. Seat material performed as designed. Evidence was not completely destroyed by fire. My office # is the one listed on this complaint form. I specialize in automotive fire analysis. Ok to contact if required.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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