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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,212 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Dodge Magnum electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Dodge Magnum Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 012005

Magnum 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,212 miles


Repeated failures of the wiring harness related to the interior tempature controls, the wiring continues to melt within 5 miles of each repair. The vehicle is now waiting for the fourth service appointment to again attempt to repair or replace this wiring harness, I am fearful of having a fire start in the interior of this vehicle. I have also been seeing "airbag failure" warning lights, I do not know if these items are related, I do not know if this can cause unexpected deployment of the airbag system. The vehicle also has harsh and or premature shifting while driving.

- Hazelhurst, WI, USA

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