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 1 of 3)

problem #42

Nov 032016

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 37,000 miles


Engine stalls multiple times after refueling while driving, usually when slowing to turn or slowing to come to a stop. I just purchased this vehicle, and have not been able to get to a dealer to have the problem checked, but I understand this is a problem with this engine and there has not been a recall to correct.

- Narvon, PA, USA

problem #41

Feb 092016

Magnum 6-cyl

  • miles
Hello, I need your help and I cannot get any help from Dodge. My vehicle has experienced an issue where the car will stall after the fuel tank is full. I heard that this was an issue but my vehicle was not on the list but however have the same issue. All I want to do is have fairness from an issue that I did not make happen. I have contacted Dodge and they turned me away. Along with the stall engine it almost appear as if it might cause a leak. Can you please help. I will continue to send emails and possible contact corporate office or the mayor. Thank you

- Roswell, GA, USA

problem #40

Aug 142008

Magnum 8-cyl

  • miles
From approximately August 2008 through August 2013, vehicle would stall at low speeds after filling fuel tank. Replaced fuel tank in August 2013, which corrected the issue. In response to NHTSA action number PE13016, Chrysler extended the fuel tank warranty on some 2005 and 2006 Dodge Magnum vehicles. My vehicle, which was manufactured during this time period and seemingly had the same issue as the affected vehicles, is not covered under Chrysler's warranty extension. Chrysler seems to have made a decision that will allow unsafe vehicles not covered under their warranty to continue to operate on the road.

- Englewood, CO, USA

problem #39

Jun 042014

Magnum 6-cyl

  • 75,203 miles


Immediately after refueling to a full tank engine stalled and almost stopped while at a stop light only about 100 feet from gas station. While stopped stumble occurred two times, but never stopped completely. This is clearly a safety issue since a stall could cause traffic problems, brake booster degradation and driver insecurity. This second occurrence in a month.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #38

May 092014

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 148,788 miles
The car will stall every time after I fill up the gas. It 's very scary because I don't know when the car will die on me when I'm on the road and cars are behind me and just very afraid of someone is going to hit me from behind when my car dies on me suddenly. Yesterday I went to fill up the tank ( not all the way full ), after I drove about 1 block, the car stalled. I was unable to turn the steering wheel and the brakes lost power, I ran off the road and down an embankment to a parking lot right front tire blew out as I hit the curb. Some minor body damage.

- Maryville , TN, USA

problem #37

Feb 052014

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 61,209 miles
Engine stalls just after filling the gas tank when stopping at a traffic lights. This was handled under NHTSA action number PE13016 in the past. I understand this was closed on February 10, 2014, but has been recently reopened.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #36

Feb 032014

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 104,196 miles


After filling gas tank, car shut off leaving station onto busy street. I was almost rear ended. Car did re-crank within a minute or two. This is a safety issue, especially in heavy traffic.

- Flowery Branch, GA, USA

problem #35

Nov 112011

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 59,787 miles
After filling up the tank with regular 87 octane and traveling less than a mile the vehicle stalled. I would restart the vehicle and it would stall again several times until about 10-15 miles it would subside. I realized after several fill ups there must be a correlation so I took my 2005 V8 Magnum into the dealership. The dealership stated that it would cost between 1,500 to 2 grand to evaluate and fix the problem which they thought had to do with the fuel tank. Since I could not afford the repair cost the only remedy was to stop short of filling up the tank. No stalls occurred if I would fill up the tank 3/4. this went on for several years until one day I was distracted and filled the tank up 100%. it did not stall at low speeds but when I got on the highway stalled at 55 leaving me in an unsafe situation (not having control of the steering wheel). Fortunately I was strong enough to manipulate the steering wheel to the side of the highway. I was fearful to begin again at high speeds so I placed my flashers on and traveled several miles at 35 mph with several stalls to follow. Now it is may of 2014 and the dealership has no warranty or recall noticed on this vehicle.

- Manchester, MI, USA

problem #34

Oct 212013

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 171,000 miles
Car stalled while idling in gear, restarted car and it again died after 30 seconds of idling. Restarted once again and car stalled while accelerating at about 15 mph. Stalls frequently happen after refueling.

- Bainbridge, OH, USA

problem #33

Mar 232014

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 91,540 miles
Drove vehicle for about 30 minutes at 70F ambient. Turned off vehicle and was away from it for about 10 minutes. Restarted engine and it had little if any compression and made a bad metal banging sound when started. Engine destroyed. Dealership analysis revealed #3 intake valve seat fell out of head and destroyed #3 piston and cylinder requiring a new engine. Vehicle has 91,000 miles.

- Johns Creek, GA, USA

problem #32

Aug 152013

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 19,650 miles


After filling the fuel tank to full and driving away from the station it will stall. Sometime right away from leaving the pump or shortly thereafter. Usually about the time it takes to get to the intersection near the gas station. If I am careful to not fill it past 3/4 full its ok. Although I have had issues with it restarting at 1/2 tank now.

- Henderson, MN, USA

problem #31

Dec 202013

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 39,500 miles
Vehicle stalled shortly after filling fuel tank in December, 2013. Restarted immediately, but stalled again, and continued stalling for the next mile or so. Now, every time I get gasoline, I must use caution for the first few miles, as the car will stall at random times. I do not "top off" the tank when filling.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #30

Feb 102011

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
My Dodge Magnum R/T, 2005, periodically stalls for the first several miles after a fill-up. This was sporatic at first, but now happens with nearly every fill-up. Normally it will be a momentary event while under power, but if I am stopped and idling the engine will die. It will typically restart right away.

- Huntertown, IN, USA

problem #29

Mar 162012

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
No accident involved, not sure what caused the problem but car stalls when gas tank is filled and pump automatically shuts off. Solution has been to manually pump gas til it get to the full line stop.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #28

Mar 142014

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 47,200 miles
After filling tank of gas; engine quits leaving gas station and was almost rear-ended. This has happened the last 5 times we have filled with gas. Seems to run fine after 2-3 miles. Thank you.

- Fountain Hills, AZ, USA

problem #27

Dec 312013

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 73,600 miles
After filling my gas tank without topping off, my car stalls within the first 300 feet of the gas station and is then hard to start. Once it's restarted, for the next 40-60 miles of driving, my car hesitates and will often stall at any low speeds or stops unless I drop it into neutral and rev it up. 60-100 miles after a full tank, the car will buck when coming out of a turn and then stall if I let off the gas.

- Laurel, MD, USA

problem #26

Sep 012013

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 76,000 miles
When car has just been filled up it begins to stall. It will stall pulling out of the gas station. Then it will stall again while driving on the way back to the house turning corners, at stop lights or just driving straight. It does not make any loud noises it just cuts off while driving. It only seems to happen the first day or two after filling up. (I do not drive very far) then it drives normal until the next time the car gets filled up. Then the car will stalls again.

- Byron, GA, USA

problem #25

Jan 152014

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 120,015 miles
Running low on gas on January 15th I stopped at a gas station to refuel. I purchased 91 octane, placed the nozzle in the gas tank tube and began to refuel. Once the pump clicked I replaced the gas nozzle, tightened the gas cap, started the car and drove off. Less than two minutes later as I was approaching a stop light the engine shuts off and the oil light comes on. I quickly placed the gear in park, and attempted to restart the engine. After trying three times it finally turns over and I am able to drive off. One minute later it shuts off again as I am beginning to make a right turn into a driveway. Same scenario as before. Now every time I fill the tank to the point where the gas nozzle clicks the engine will shut off multiple times within the first 10 miles of driving.

- Havelock, NC, USA

problem #24

Jan 252014

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 67,643 miles
Soon after filling the gas tank of my car it started to stall at very slow speeds. The car cut off completely and the oil light came on. The car started up as soon as I tried to turn it on again. After doing that stalling multiple times, I took it to the dealer and they replaced the egr value. After filling the gas tank again the car began to stall again. When I took it to the dealer a second time they said they would need to replace the gas tank. While the 2006 Dodge cars with the same features have been given a lifetime warranty on the gas tank, I was told there is no warranty on my car for this issue on my 2005 Dodge Magnum.

- Bartlett, TN, USA

problem #23

Nov 242013

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 108,000 miles
Filled car with gas. Pulled away from station and car stalled multiple times at stops and low speed turns. No warning, no lights, no sound, no pm, just dead. Restart easy. Stalled about 5 times in 2 miles then behaved. Has happened many times after fill-up now I idle and wait for short time and hope for the best. Have even shortfill tank before auto click. One scary incident after short fill, car stalled upon entering highway. Stalled causing power stirring issue making it very difficult to pull to side of road.. car behind followed and almost rear ended my car. Must find fix!

- Fremont, CA, USA

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