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:
54,913 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 wheels / hubs problems

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2005 Dodge Magnum Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 192014

Magnum 8-cyl

  • 77,052 miles


On March 19, 2014, while cleaning my 2005 Dodge Magnum, I noticed a small air leak on the left rear tire. After further investigation, I discovered a nail in the sidewall of the tire. I drove the car down the road to the tire center to have the tire replaced. The replacement for the tire was covered by the roadside hazard coverage. I figured I would kill two birds with one stone and also have the tires rotated and the alignment checked. When I got to the tire center, they said they could replace the tire but it would have to wait till the next morning because they did not have the tire in stock. The next morning the tire center called and said they could not get any of the tires off because 13 of the 20 lug nuts chrome decorating was just spinning around the lug nut and would have to be cut and require replacement lug nuts. I told the tire center this could not be happening again. The lug nuts had been replaced prior by the dealership for the very same issue. The tire center informed me there is no alternative solution to the Chrysler (Dodge) oem lug nuts. I also discovered during a google search that there are over 200,000 Dodge customers who have had this very same issue. The cost for cutting off the lug nuts and replacement was $300. The total amount paid for lug nut removal and replacement since purchasing the Dodge Magnum in 2005 is over $600. Fortunately for me, I was not on travel. If so, I would not have been able to put on the spare and would have had to call a tow truck. Request NHTSA investigate why Chrysler (Dodge) and its suppliers continue to use faulty, poor engineered, lug nuts on its automobiles. Request Chrysler and its suppliers be directed to recall and reimburse its Dodge customers for the faulty lug nut. The lug nuts removed are available for the investigation. Dodge has been contacted. Case pending review.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #4

Mar 012012


  • 60,513 miles
I purchased four Firestone FR710 tires on June 18, 2010 from a local Firestone dealer for my 2005 Dodge Magnum. Mileage at time of purchase 32803 tires were all made within a week of each other with date codes of dot 96A67100410, 4th week of 2010. 1st tire sidewall cracked/ruptured 03/01/2012 mileage at time of incident 60513, 2nd tire same sidewall cracked/ruptured 09/21/2012 mileage 69309. Tires rotated 2X, tread well worn on each tire. Company will not stand by 65,000 mile warranty.. in fear others may blow an any time. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Bradenton Florida 34209, FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 032012


  • 79,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that the front passenger side aluminum wheel became cracked across the valve stem. The contact applied epoxy to the crack however it continued to slowly become bigger. The owner of the local dealer was notified but offered no assistance. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 79,000 the current mileage was 80,200.

- Blairstown, IA, USA

problem #2

Aug 272011


  • 21,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Magnum. The contact stated that he experienced extreme difficulty removing the rear passenger tire because the lug nuts on the wheels were swollen. After using excessive force, the contact was able to remove the tire. The vehicle was taken to an independent tire dealer, where the contact was informed that the exposure to water and heat caused the lug nuts to swell. The contact was also informed that the lug nuts on all the other wheels were experiencing the same failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 21,000.

- Lorena, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 262009


  • 37,000 miles
I have a 2005 Magnum and a 2006 charger that have both had issues with the lug nut casings coming apart when attempting to remove tires for rotation or brake work. I used the standard equipment that came with the vehicle and eventually had to go to the dealer to purchase new lugs that were about $4 a piece.

- West Seneca, NY, USA

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