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:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Dodge Magnum Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 272004


  • miles


Dodge Magnum 2005 stalls when put in reverse. Problem continues occasionally.

- Santa Monica, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 102004


  • miles
When my wife depressed the accelerator in reverse, the pedal went to the floorboard with no engine reaction. Approxiamtely 3-4 seconds later, the car violently took off backwards, ramming another car in our driveway. This action was repeatable for months and it was documented by the insurance adjuster as a major mechanical malfunction. Dodge did not address that there was a problem and every time said there are no problems. We have found others with the same problem on the internet. This cost our insurance compnay several thousand dollars. Also, the factory tires had very premature tire wear. I had to replace them at 18,000 miles. Dodge did replace suspension parts under warranty prior to the premature tire wear. Again, Dodge said there was no problems with the car attributable to the tire wear.

- Durham, NC, USA

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