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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,025 miles

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2005 Dodge Magnum fuel system problems

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2005 Dodge Magnum Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #43

Mar 032015


  • 48,566 miles


After filling up the car with gas it stalls and you lose steering and brake control, very dangerous and my wife is now scared to drive the car. Stalling went away after an hour trying to get home. Next morning seemed to run fine. Next fill up did the same thing. This problem is going to cause deaths for sure if it has not already. Contacting the dealer asap to see if they have others with same issue.

- Huntinton Beach, CA, USA

problem #42

Feb 202015

Magnum 6-cyl

  • 122,000 miles
I have been having issues with my car just dying while I am driving. It has now happened 4xs. When I went online to research this I came across an extended warranty program from Chrysler which stated this issue was with the gas tank and cars were receiving replacement gas tanks. I called their corporate offices to inquire and was told my VIN was not included. How can a car be excluded when it displays this issue? I am scared to drive. It happened to me on the freeway, in a U-turn, once at a stop light and once just driving down the street.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

problem #41

Apr 082013


  • 54,860 miles
Upon getting fuel, car would cut out while driving until gas gauge showed about 3/4 full. If manually filled tank to not full, no problem.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #40

Jan 192015


  • 97,500 miles


2005 Dodge rt Magnum: Right after full-up the car start jerking like if it was trying to cut off, but then smoothed back to normal operation and then started again jerking like if the car was trying to cut off and trying to stay started. After about 10 miles the car running without a problem again.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #39

Jan 122015

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
Just filled up vehicle, was leaving parking lot, and the car stalled. I lost all power steering and brakes, it was very scary. Hard to restart, was afraid to drive it after that. Stalled a couple times subsequently.

- Ventura, CA, USA

problem #38

Dec 132014


  • 66,789 miles
After filling up with fuel the car has a tendency to stall at intersections or stop and turns. Also will surge or loose power at highway speeds. Usually only last for 0-15 miles or so and then goes away until next fill up. I believe this fault is due to a fuel tank issue, that when filled causes fuel to be shut off to engine. Possibility for being rear ended are very great with this kind of problem. Especially in high traffic areas.

- Boyd, TX, USA

problem #37

Nov 152014

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 52,000 miles


Purchased a used 2005 Dodge Magnum rt 5.7 (as is no warranty )on 11/15/14. On the drive home from the dealer, filled the car with fuel and the engine was hard to start and after it started ran for a short time and stalled. After several start stall cycles near the gas station got the car on the interstate and it lost power at speed and ran rough for short periods but did not stall. After aprox. 10 minutes of highway speed the car ran fine. Two weeks later after fill up had the same stalling issues. Having read these cars have history of these issues, I attempted to lower the fuel level by driving the car. The car started and about a 1/2 mile from the house stalled in a busy intersection. Unable to restart the car, had to get towed home. The car started right up when it came off the tow truck. Siphoned 5 gal from fuel tank & can't duplicate failure. No error indications during failures.

- Jupiter, FL, USA

problem #36

Nov 072014


  • 95,944 miles
Filled up gastank went 5or6 miles car stalled would restart then stall with in a mile ran fine above 30mph cleared up after15-20 miles I understand there is a issue with this just purchased this auto on 11/7 2014.

- New Smyrna Beach, FL, USA

problem #35

Nov 012014

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Vehicle stalls after re-fuelling.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #34

Jun 082012

Magnum 6-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
2005 Dodge Magnum SE will randomly stall at stop.currently this year 2014 car is stalling at every stop or will also randomly shut off on the highway. I have had the throttle body cleaned then replaced along with various sensors and problem still persists. I have taken it to multiply shops and no fix.when the stall occurs no code will come up but I will get the lightening bolt light on dash come on but will go away once the car is off and then turned on. Once car is turned off it will work normal until at stop or sometime on highway again.

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #33

Oct 262014


  • miles


We have a 2005 Dodge Magnum. The car would stall and shut off. We had the fuel pump replaced, instead of a recall, they changed it out with a lifetime warranty on the fuel pump. The problem is, the fuel pump hasn't worked, it's made my car worse. After waiting 5 months for a replacement, my car still doesn't work. I cannot drive the car, it's way too dangerous. I cannot believe that there wasn't a recall. I have read plenty of blogs online and there are others out there that this hasn't worked for either. Re open the [xxx] case and get our cars fixed. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Lilburn, GA, USA

problem #32

Oct 032014


  • 75,590 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Magnum. While driving approximately 55 mph, the contact noticed a strong fuel odor inside the vehicle that worsened when accelerating. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the fuel line to the fuel pump that was located under the rear passenger side seat failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 75,590.

- Lakewood, CA, USA

problem #31

Oct 022014

Magnum 6-cyl

  • 104,300 miles
After filling tank and driving away engine idle speed was very rough and decreased about 500 RPM while stopped at a light. Could clearly feel engine shudder. Gas cap was tight and there are no other issues such as check engine lights or drivability. This the fourth time this has occurred and it is always after a fill up. A hessitation while trying to accelerate could cause an accident. I have checked other owners and I am confident the problem is related to a defect in the roll over valve in the tank. Dodge recently issued a recall on the roll over valves (must replace entire tank) for the 5.7 liter LX cars but not the 3.5 or 2.7 models.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #30

Sep 192014


  • 72,000 miles
Today after filling my car a mile from gas station it stalled at 45mph. It then stalled at every stop I just dyes loosing power steering and made it interesting to watch motorists behind me scramble to avoid me. Had car towed at my expense to Dodge dealer. They returned a call stating Dodge has fuel tank issues (its all over the internet. With other customers). They said they would call me in approx. 2 months for replacement gas tank. Back orders. Get to pick up my car tomorrow, not looking forward to my first drive on the street.

- Largo , FL, USA

problem #29

Feb 282011

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
After filling up the fuel tank on the 2005 Dodge Magnum AWD (5.7L), the vehicle began to stall at idle. Throttle had to be feathered at stop lights to prevent stall. After fuel level decreased to 7/8th of a tank, the stalling stopped and the car behaved normally. This problem repeated four more times in 2012, then began to happen at every full fuel fill up in 2013. Starting in 2014, careful metering of the fuel into the tank showed that if the total fuel level was kept below 145 pints, the stalling behavior would not happen.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #28

Jun 122014

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 138,398 miles
I keep my car maintience. My Dodge Magnum completely stalled on me and I had to have it towed to my residence. Both fuel injectors went bad and it cost me over $1000 to fix.

- Goodyear, AZ, USA

problem #27

Mar 032014


  • 94,000 miles
My 2005 Magnum also exhibits this problem. I would love to get this fixed "Chrysler is extending the fuel-tank warranties on 153,817 2006 Chrysler 300, Dodge charger and Magnum vehicles after complaints of engine stalling at low speeds, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA announced it has ended its probe into the 2006 Chrysler 300, Dodge charger and Magnum vehicles equipped with 5.7-liter and 6.1-liter hemi V8 engines. The vehicles were being investigated for fuel vapor recovery system failure following refueling. NHTSA said there were 299 reports from consumers indicating that the fuel system allowed an overfill condition after refueling and that the engines may stall when the vehicle is stopped or traveling at low speeds. The problem was traced to the multifunction control valve fuel shutoff float in the 19-gallon tanks. The float can swell into a stuck open position, allowing an overfill condition. Chrysler and its supplier, stant, developed new fuel soak test requirements to address the condition and extended the warranty period, according to a Friday posting by NHTSA. The Agency oversees vehicle recalls in the U.S. "the condition that is causing the majority of stalling incidents in the subject vehicles occurs at a stop or low speed and allows the vehicle to be restarted immediately, " said NHTSA in its summary of the closed investigation. "the condition represents a low risk to motor vehicle safety and is adequately addressed by Chrysler's extended warranty."

- Rockford, MI, USA

problem #26

Dec 182013


  • 113,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that the vehicle would stall after refueling. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was alerted of the failure but provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 113,000. The current mileage was 114,437.

- Youngstown , OH, USA

problem #25

Mar 092014


  • 109,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that after refueling, the vehicle would idle or stall. The failure was recurring. The contact inspected the vehicle and diagnosed that the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 109,000.

- Huntington Beach , CA, USA

problem #24

Jul 142011

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
If I fill my tank and I drive it away from the pump, it will stutter, hesitate, jerk, then die. I lose all power steering, brakes, engine. Afterwards, it won't immediately restart. It will start again after a few minutes. It won't start driving good again until I run the gas level down a little. After I fill, it will run ok until I make a turn or come to a stop, something that will slosh the fuel in the tank again then it will act like it is starved for fuel. This happens everytime I fill my tank. If I don't fill it completely then it will do it. It never did this when I first bought my car. One time after I this happened, I opened the gas cap and it was hissing and spitting gas just sitting there. This is a very dangerous situation as if this happened on the highway I could become involved in a collision. It has happened at least a half dozen time and have since not filled my tank up until today and it happened again.

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

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