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

fuel system problem

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2005 Dodge Magnum Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #2

Nov 012009


  • 85,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that he was unable to fuel the vehicle to its capacity or the vehicle would intermittently stall while driving. The dealer informed the contact that the vent valve failed and advised him to replace the fuel tank. The manufacturer was aware of the failure, but did not offer any assistance since there were no recalls associated with this failure. The failure mileage was 85,000 and the current mileage was 92,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Fort Huachuca, AZ, USA

problem #1

Oct 262010

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
2005 Dodge Magnum R/T has developed a huge fuel leak behind the tank at the junction of the fuel filler tube; evidently the hot plastic seal around the filler tube is failing and is going to cost me $1100 to fix. I have never had a fuel tank fail and am %&:?# ticked off. I feel that I should not have to pay for a new fuel tank after only 100,000 miles. I have a Buick with well over 532,000 miles with not a single fuel tank issue. To me this a factory defect that nobody has picked up on.

- Kernersville, NC, USA

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