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:
25,523 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 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Dodge Magnum Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 122007

Magnum 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,523 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Magnum. While driving 55 mph, the contact heard a loud noise and the vehicle began to shake uncontrollably. The dealer stated that the rear drive shaft bolts failed, which caused the drive shaft to fail. The dealer also stated that they would replace the drive shaft, drive shaft bolt, transfer case pan, yoke and cracked the transmission pan as well as the transmission filter. As of July 19, 2007, the vehicle has not been repaired. The current and failure mileages were 25,123. The vehicle lost all transmission fluid. The plastic shield on the undercarriage fell off. Updated 09/05/07.

- Euless, TX, USA

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