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:
45,342 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Dodge Magnum fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Dodge Magnum Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 262007

Magnum 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,342 miles


I was driving the 2005 Dodge Magnum today and I pushed the accelerator to the floor to avoid a collision. The accelerator would not stop accelerating until it hit about 6000 rpms. I braked, and it had no affect on the increasing speed. I had to shift to neutral and then back to drive to get control of the accelerator was an unnerving experience. The local dealer 's shop said this was due to carbon build up in the bitterly. This car has 45,000 miles on it. If that is the result of carbon build up prepare for more complaints such as this one. This could have been a life threatening situation. When you stand on the brakes and the car goes faster something is plain wrong.

- Richmond, VA, USA

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