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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,781 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Dodge Magnum Owner Comments

problem #13

Sep 202007

Magnum 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,843 miles


Tire wear and tread loss - causes premature balding and dangerous shaking. Second set of Continental. First came with car new, second set after causing steering shake, required replacement of tires with dealer, tie-rod ends, many rotations and services. In both cases ware on tires was excessive and around 18,000 to 22,000 miles. Very rapid tire wear - causes vibration and dangerous driving conditions. Tires required rebalancing and excessive air loss. Updated 07/29/08

- West Islip, NY, USA

problem #12

Jul 232006

Magnum 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,800 miles
2005 Dodge Magnum. Pulled to right when first purchased. Tires were aligned and balanced. Wear on tires. Replaced tires after 18000 miles due to a blowout on right rear tire. Tires had no tread on outside edge and overall tire. Dealer would only pay for two tires. Car pulled to right after new tires installed. The vehicle had all four tires aligned and balanced. The dealer paid for the alignement and balance under warranty. The vehicle pulled harder to the right after the alignment, contacted the business of where the vechicle was aligned. The vehicle was taken again, and had the owner personally check the vehicle before and after the alignment. The dealership would not cover this charge. The car pulled harder to the right than before. The car has 23000, and the tires wore out and will needed to be replaced again soon.

- Moorefield, WV, USA

problem #11

Feb 122005

Magnum 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
In Feb 2005 I purchased an 05 Dodge Magnum with Continental tires. I now have 26000 miles on my car and the Continental tires are worn down to the wear bar and maybe a bit more. The ride has always been rough with questionable performance in higher speed turns and evasive maneuvers. Are there any other complaints with these tires and what can be done to keep these dangerous tires off the road. It would also be nice to have Continental to pay for replacement tires (from another tire company).

- Collinsville, OK, USA

problem #10

Nov 222006

Magnum 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles


I have a 2005 Dodge Magnum R/T with 13000 miles and the tires are wore down to the wear bars. All Continental tire wants to do is sell me another tire that is substandard. 13000 miles should not wear out a tire in normal driving conditions and style. It makes me think Dodge knows about the poor tire that is why they are going to another tire in 07.

- Vernal, UT, USA

problem #9

Nov 012004

Magnum 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I purchased my 2005 Dodge Magnum new in October of 2004. The vehicle has had a right pull/drift since it was new. Conventional alignments have not corrected problem. The dealer now informs me they need to realign the sub frame and then realign the vehicle. This is a $300 or more repair and is not covered under warranty. I have complained to Chrysler and they will not cover repair under warranty. The tires have premature wear also. With less than 25,000 miles I need new tires now.

- Celebration, FL, USA

problem #8

Sep 252006

Magnum 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,759 miles
Despite two tire rotation within 18000 miles, ( following the recommended service by Chrysler and performed by the dealership) the Continental tires on my new, 2005 Dodge Magnum were declared "trash" by the bangor Dodge service manager, to the extent that he would not even attempt to align the front end of my car. I needed to by four new tires- goodyears this time- before I could get a front end and rear end alignment. I did not get even expected wear from these tires. It cost me $800 within 18,000 extremely conservative miles( I am a retired person) because of a judgmental error by Chrysler to put soft and inappropriate tires on my car. I expect compensation for lack of expected wear.

- Corinth, ME, USA

problem #7

Mar 022006

Magnum 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,600 miles


At 14,000 miles the Continental tires on the 2005 Dodge Magnum (AWD/6-cyl) show wear bars and have less than 1/8th inch of tread left on front tires, 1/4 inch of tread left on rear tires. Tires do not live up to wear rating.

- Idaho Falls, ID, USA

problem #6

Jan 052006

Magnum 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,750 miles
We have at the time 13,750 miles on our new car and the Continental conti seal tires, 225/R60 18 are worn out. Continental will only give us $60 per tire and they expect us to pay $500 to replace. Purchased car in September 2004. Continental will not tell us how many miles these tire are to get. We feel that the tires were made with a soft rubber and this is the reason for the failure. Sears inspected tires, and they will not pass pa state inspection. 2/32 on most of tires. Worn to wear bar.

- Ellwood City, PA, USA

problem #5

Nov 012005

Magnum 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
I have less than 20,000 miles on my 2005 Dodge Magnum rt which came from the factory with Continental tires. The tread is almost gone. I have rotated the tires every 6000 miles. In talking with other Magnum owners, they are experiencing the same problem. Some people are getting adjustments from their dealers, others are not. These tires should be recalled and the car manufacture should recall the cars for alignments (continenetal tire).

- Binghamton, NY, USA

problem #4

Nov 042005


  • miles
The 05 Dodge Magnum I purchased came with Continental tires from the factory. The tires currently have eighteen thousand miles and are near bald. The front tires showed cupping at twelve thousand miles and the front end had to be re aligned. The tires are touring, I believe. They are worthless on snow and ice.

- Vinton , IA, USA

problem #3

Oct 072005

Magnum 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles


The consumer has a new Dodge Magnum with less than 2,000 miles on it and the tires are showing tread wear. Specifically the front two tires on the outer edge. The consumer had taken the vehicle to the dealer in which they realigned and rotated the tires from side to side. On the work order the dealer stated that the alignment was not one hundred percent. (11/16/05) the vehicle pulled to the right and there was a chatter when driving from reverse.

- Warminster, PA, USA

problem #2

Jul 102005

Magnum 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,400 miles
Continental tires on 2005 Dodge Magnum R/T. at 13400 miles there was less than 1/8" tread. Wear bars were showing on all 4 tires. These tires do not live up to their listed wear ratings.

- Buda, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 012005

Magnum 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
Car has a problem with front-end alignment and there is severe front tire wear at only 6,000 miles. I have spoken to many other car owners and they have similar problems. Dealer says it's normal and manufacturer is no help.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

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