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:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,129 miles

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2005 Dodge Magnum fuel system problems

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2005 Dodge Magnum Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #22

Feb 222014

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 51,000 miles


After filling the fuel tank, several times the engine sputtered and / or died, at low speed and at a stop.

- St Charles, MO, USA

problem #21

Jun 012011

Magnum 8-cyl

  • miles
Car stalls after fueling. This has been going on for several years. The car was bought new and the problem did not start until 2011. Car taken to the dealer several times and they could not find anything wrong because there were no error codes. Back to the dealer in November 2013 and was told at that time that a new fuel tank was needed. The tank replacement was Chrysler's recommendation. The tank was replaced at a cost of almost $2000.

- Villa Park, IL, USA

problem #20

Dec 012013

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 82,800 miles
Car stalls shortly after filling up.

- Costa Mesa, CA, USA

problem #19

Feb 042014

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 82,000 miles


For the last 2 fill-ups, my Magnum has begun to exhibit the rough running and stalling after the fill-up that has been reported by numerous other owners of Chrysler products.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #18

Oct 172013

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
Just bought the car, filled up the fuel tank at gas station and went for a drive. At the first stop light I came to the car stalled while slowing down to stop coasted to a stop and restarted the engine after a few attempts, resumed driving and it was driving ok got onto the on-ramp to drive on the highway and it stalled again while merging into traffic same problem occurred several times until the fuel level went down after driving.

- Junction City, KS, USA

problem #17

Jan 202014

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 51,005 miles
Recently purchased an 2005 Magnum R/T took it to fill up for the first time. Filled up and noticed gas was spitting out of the breather tube and down into the filler 6 times approximately, drove out of the gas station and the car stalled. Restarted and went along. Stalled 5 more times on my 2 mile drive home. Started the car in the driveway and it stalled 3 more times. Started researching on line and found multiple forums about this issue. Wanted to submit my issue to others, being day 4 owning this car/ issue.

- Port Richey, FL, USA

problem #16

Jul 252012

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 145,000 miles


I have had at least 3 of the issues of the complaints I am seeing here and wondering why there has been no recalls issued: 1) car would not accelerate or it would die after filling up the gas tank. Went on line and found others having similar problem. Fix: Do not fill your gas tank up all the way and also do not let it get too close to empty. 2) neither the back hatch or the hood will stay up on their own. Have been hit in the head with the back hatch numerous times - sometimes it works. 3) could not get car out of park. Again went on line and even found a youtube video explaning how to remove the pink thingy from the gear counsel and all will be ok. Saved hundreds of dollars but now no safety due to the fact that car can be turned off in all gears.

- Orland Hills, IL, USA

problem #15

Jul 062011

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
After filling the fuel tank I started the car and drove about 300 feet and the engine stalled. Stopped car and restarted it, drove another 600 feet to a red signal light and car stalled again. This happened five more times that day on the way home, ( about 25 miles ) by then it wasn't stalling anymore. It didn't happen again till I refilled the fuel tank and the stalling started all over again.this time I had to have it towed. After that I did some research on the computer and found other people had the same problem with this vehicle after they filled the fuel tank. Since then I only fill tank 3/4 full and have not had any stalling problems. Pain in the ass when I go on long trips !!

- Rotonda West, FL, USA

problem #14

Nov 152013

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 54,407 miles
Filled up my tank and drove about a quarter of a mile and it just died when I came to a stopped. Dealer said if it happens again I would have to change the evap canister and the. Fuel tank. Have not done that. I removed the gas cap and it seems to be ok for now. I have to have it diagnosed later.

- Concord, CA, USA

problem #13

Dec 032012

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 112,202 miles
Stalls after filling gas tank, 2 to 5 times, coming to a stop, just driving. Need to restart.

- Lincoln, CA, USA

problem #12

Oct 262013

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 55,000 miles


Right after I fill up the car stalls more than once. Today in the middle of the intersection then on the entry to the highway. I know that there are 200,000+ complaints on the internet and los angeles times has made a report about this. We need a recall before some dies.

- Vallejo, CA, USA

problem #11

Aug 042013

Magnum 6-cyl

  • 67,500 miles
Every time I fill up the car with gas it hesitates and stalls immediately after I pull away from the pump. If I do not fill up - it never happens. At the Dodge dealership - I have been told I need a new evaporation canister and fuel tank as recommended by Chrysler. I have done some research and the issue appears over multiple Dodge/ Chrysler models. Yet there seems there is no recall or service bulletin on this issue. Original owner.

- Pompton Plains, NJ, USA

problem #10

May 172013


  • 30,450 miles
Car dies after fill up.they say only fix is to replace fuel tank. I feel Dodge should replace as warranty work because this is a safety issue.. Dodge knows of this problem and if there is an accident because car stalls I feel they are liable.

- Tracy , CA, USA

problem #9

Jun 032013

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 124,000 miles
Without warning, the car shuts down. This first occurred at a red light. The car just shut off unexpectedly and I was able to turn the key and restart it without problems. The engine shuts off while at a stop, while driving at lower speeds, while driving at high speeds, in town driving, highway driving, when it's hot outside, when it's cool outside, when idling. There are no dashboard lights (engine, oil, etc). There are no sounds, no shuddering, no kicking. My only indication that the car has suddenly turned off is that the tach needle goes immediately to zero. I have been able to use the momentum of the vehicle to pull off the road at which time I turn the key to off, wait a moment, and turn it back on. It restarts without problems. If I try to restart too quickly, there seems to be a hesitation in starting. We have attempted to repair many parts on the vehicle but it has not cured the problem.

- Minneola, FL, USA

problem #8

Mar 142012

Magnum 8-cyl

  • miles
Filled the car up at the gas station and drove about a mile down the highway to neighborhood. Pulled into neighborhood and car stalled. Restarted after a few minutes then died aft first corner. Car stumble a few more time before I reached my driveway. This has happened multiple times. I can no longer fill my car all the way up. If I fill tank more than 3/4 full car will stall and die.

- Heartland, TX, USA

problem #7

Feb 012013

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 109,000 miles
2005 Dodge Magnum rt (5.7L V8) stalls immediately after filling up with gas. As soon as I begin to drive the car stutters then stalls. This will happen 2-3 times before running normal. Only resolution so far is to not fill the car past 3/4 full, which is a definite inconvenience. Based on research, there is a faulty sensor in the fuel tank that needs to be replaced.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #6

May 012013

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 73,822 miles
Post fill up at local service station engine started cutting out then the check engine light came on. Luckily the wife was close to house and she made it back home. I pulled code P0300 which is a random misfire detected as per Chrysler specs. Verifying all plugs were in good working order by pulling two at a time. I reset the PCM by disconnecting the battery and pulling fuse #11 under the hood. The check engine light turned off and the problem was gone. Since the incident I have felt unsafe putting my wife and kids in the vehicle. Post fill up a week later same thing. I performed the same steps to remedy the problem. I do not feel I have received bad gas as my whole subdivision (2,600 homes) utilizes this local service station. The 2005 Dodge Magnum rt has been pampered and all scheduled maintenance performed.

- Everett, WA, USA

problem #5

May 212011

Magnum 6-cyl

  • miles
2005 Dodge Magnum SXT AWD filled vehicle with 89 octane gas from speedway on several occasions car would stall upon leaving the parking area to enter into traffic and then would restart after several attempts.

- Mansfield, OH, USA

problem #4

Dec 072012


  • 102,000 miles
My car had been stalling after I would fill the fuel tank. First time was exiting gas station off the NJ turnpike and my 2005 Magnum stalled. I was almost rear ended by a tractor trailer. Another time I had just filled up and pulled out of station to make a turn for which the vehicle stalled once again. I took it to my mechanic who then in turned told me it was a bad fuel flow control valve, which is located in the gas tank. The price to replace the the gas tank would be between $1100-$1300 and is only way to resolve solution.

- Monrovia, MD, USA

problem #3

Apr 062012

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 59,903 miles
2005 Dodge Magnum rt, 5.7 hemi engine. Car stalls single or multiple times without warning, sometimes for several miles, after refueling. Stalling without warning occurs while car is moving or turning. Condition appears more pronounced at lower temperatures and when engine has not yet reached operating temperature. No codes set during episodes. Episodes unexpected, without warning, intermittent, and dangerous in traffic. Cause appears to be fuel tank control valve failure in fuel tank assembly leading to raw fuel contamination of purge canister. Liquid fuel appears to be entering evaporative emissions control system (on-board vapor recovery system) with fuel entering engine upon activation of purge solenoid, resulting in rich condition leading to stalling.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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