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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,298 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2005 Dodge Magnum seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Dodge Magnum Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 162014


  • 94,000 miles


Since I have purchased the car there have been numerous issues. I did purchase the car as is, I am leasing it at $250 month. The total cost of the car is over 11,000 dollars and there are too many issues and problems with the vehicle. The lights for instance seem to have a shortage of some sort, because they come in and out. The rear airbag light comes on periodically and will not go off. There seems to be a problem with the ignition switch as well. I have spent a good amount of money on this vehicle, I would like to get my moneys worth. I am driving an unsafe vehicle and I have two children that I am responsible for driving around.

- College Park , GA, USA

problem #2

Nov 112014


  • 95,895 miles
Transmission fly wheel teeth was broken on both sides of the fly wheel cause it to start funny and miss starting.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Mar 032008

Magnum 8-cyl

  • miles
Problems with the sunroof - off track, problems with the transmission - leaking, problems with the front end suspension - axle, problems with the gear shift - would not engage out of park, problems with the driver side seat - cracking, problems with the driver side seatbelt - jams and problems with the hydraulic hinges on the hood as well as the rear hatch.

- Wichita, KS, USA

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