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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2005 Dodge Magnum

2005 Dodge Magnum

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2005 Dodge Magnum Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

A squeak may be heard from the base of the steering column while turning the steering wheel. The noise may be coming from the lower seal on the steering shaft. Lubrication of the seal will commonly correct this problem.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

Software updates are available which may correct various electrical problems with the interior features and lighting.

Drive Train -- Verified

Rear differential and axle seals are prone to repeated leaks.

Electrical & Lights -- tollandk and 13 others

When driving my magnum at random times all my dashboard lights come on and my gauges drop to zero. As quick as this happens, it stops. problem can occur when I hit a bump driving or sitting at a red light. Have had it to the dealership and had the computers updated, but this has not helped. Codes indicate a possible need to replace the FCM Module and the IPM module, but service department is not confident that will resolve the problem. Sa...

Drive Train -- Verified

Often misdiagnosed as a transmission oil pan gasket leak, the electrical connector on the automatic transmission may leak.

2005 Dodge Magnum Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., July 6, 2004

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The front shoulder belt adjustable loop bolt may not have been properly tightened. This could cause the shoulder belt to separate from the vehicle in the event of a crash. Dealers will tighten the turning loop bolt to the proper specification. This recall is expected to begin on July 6, 2004. The Chrysler recall number is D30.

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Body, Interior & Misc., July 6, 2004

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A spot welding operation for the rear floorpan reinforcement may not have been performed during vehicle assembly. This could cause the rear seat belt anchor and/or the child seat anchors to separate in certain crash conditions, increasing the risk of injury to rear seat passengers. Dealers will inspect the rear floorpan reinforcement for missing welds and install structural rivets if necessary. The recall is expected to begin on July 6, 2004. The Chrysler recall is D21.

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Drive Train, November 28, 2005

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On certain automatic transmissions, the cup plug that retains the park pawl anchor shaft may be improperly installed. If the shaft moves out of position, the vehicle may not be able to achieve "park" position. If this occurs and the parking brake is not applied, the vehicle may roll, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the transmission and install a bracket to ensure the park pawl anchor shaft is retained in the proper position. This recall is expected to begin on November 28, 2005. The Chrysler recall number is E14.

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Electrical & Lights, July 6, 2004

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The battery cable fasteners could be loose at the bulkhead. This could result in overheating of the electrical connection, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will tighten the bulkhead stud battery cable fasteners to the proper specification. This recall is expected to begin on July 6, 2004. The Chrysler recall number is D28.

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2005 Dodge Magnum Questions and Answers

magnumrtawd, 2005 Dodge Magnum, Maumee, OH

Has Any body hooked up a gas line to the fuel line under the hood??
I have a back up generator and would like to fill it with my car instead of having gas cans laying around.

CDiggs, 2005 Dodge Magnum, 2.7L V6, Columbus, OH

Have anyone started your car and will crank up but will stop. Will start several times before it turns over. Sometimes stop running while driving. Lights, radio locks etc. still works just failed t...

mcauthor, 2005 Dodge Magnum, 3.5L V6, Monroeville, AL

inside indicator saying that the car is overheating but the car is not actually running hot. is this an electronic problem?

georlps, 2005 Dodge Magnum, 3.5L V6, Boston, MA

all the lights come on and is just dont start it did this before and i changed the fuse in the back and it started bu naw is not and a checked the fuse and fose is good s wat could it be

Visitor, 2005 Dodge Magnum, 2.7L V6, Clermont, FL

I changed my battery and now the car wont start. I have power (radio, A/C all power functions work). The car started twice and died at idle. Now no crank even with a jump form another car

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2005 Dodge Magnum Reviews

I have over 190,000 miles on my mag and you is still doing great! i have had to replace the brake pads more then seems normal but i doo drive alot so no big problem. the only thing about this year magnum (and maybe other years) is that the front suspension lower control arms are crap! i replaced them with factory arms at about 140,000 after listening to the "clunk" sound for too long and it has started again at 190,000. these arms should last a hell of alot longer but don't. i did have to change the water pipe/housing that runs from the thermostat under the intake manifold and to the firewall because the old housing was leaking but it was very easy. so in the end my mag has been a champ!

We have an 05 Dodge Magnum and Dodge should have left this car in pieces on the assembly line, due to the fact that it is nothing but JUNK!! We have put $3000 in rear and frontend parts and that is with doing my own mechanics..so that is parts only. Dodge should have made the parts cheaper knowing they were junk. I think that Dodge should stand behind their junk because they know they made the mistake, and this car doesn't even come with a dipstick to check your tranny fluid, you must go to a dealer and have them do it for you. I don't think that Dodge did a very good design job on this car. This car really has me debating on changing my mind on Dodge products. This car is a piece of metal scrap! To the junkyard it should go....

Where do you start when safety becomes a problem? I bought my car at the end of 05 and went with the Hemi for fun. The car has been nothing but pleasure until... Beginning this year (2011) I got in my car to pick up a kid only to find out the rear brakes were locked. If I did not have the horsepower there would have been no way I could have moved. After a trip to the dealer it was repaired. Or was it? In July, while making trips to the store I got in my car to come home and the brakes were locked. I was lucky so far, however today I was not. On the way home from work I noticed the car appeared sluggish. After stopping at the bank and heading home I notice my brakes slowing me down. Short of end of this - I almost didn't make it home. I am beginning to worry about my safety. What's next? Having the brakes lock up while going around a turn on wet roads? I'm about ready to contact an attorney as a CYA.

I enjoy the roominess of the car. We really use the space and it's a great family car. We can fit 2 adults and a child with a car seat in the back seat comfortably. However, I've had very poor performance from the engine. It repeatedly (but intermittently) has a rough idle upon starting, and will nearly stall out with the engine choking and sputtering. The CEL comes on with multiple misfires. This started after owning car 1.5 years. Multiple trips to dealer, and $3K in various "repairs", it finally stopped after I insisted the fuel filters be changed (cost $1100). The first dealer could never diagnose the actual problem and it would usually happen on the drive home again from the dealer. The car was pretty good for 2 1/2 years, then it started again. It's been back to a different dealer and like the first they can't diagnose it. I'm fed up with this car. It's not reliable, and no one can diagnose the problem. I've poured way too much good money into this car, it's only 6 years old.

over 100,000 miles and nothing but tires and oil changes have ever been preformed on my car!

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