2005 Dodge Magnum Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Dodge Magnum

2005 Dodge Magnum Problems

Software Updates For Powertrain Control Module to Address Erroneous CEL

"False" trouble codes may cause erroneous illumination of the Check Engine Light. Updating the PCM software can often correct this concern.

Software Updates Will Solve Electrical/Lighting Problems

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

Check Engine Light Due to Carbon Buildup on Valves

Carbon buildup on the valves may illuminate the Check Engine Light, indicating "Multiple Cylinder Misfires." The combustion chamber must be cleaned of carbon. There are updated valve spring retainers that will help prevent a recurrence.

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2005 Dodge Magnum Questions

How much would a housing steering column cost in St. Louis and where could I go to get it fix. The steering column is fine is the housing that isnt (1 answer)

My car started but my key got lock. It wouldn't move. I thought it was just a problem with the lock so I call a lock smith and they stay that's not the problem. It needs a new housing.

The electronic throttle light is on. The electronic throttle is new but will not start. (1 answer)

I'm have problems with water in my transmission? (1 answer)

I had the transmission replace an I'm having the same problem again so disgusted.

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2005 Dodge Magnum Recalls

Driver's Front Air Bag Defect

In a crash that deploys the driver's front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front driver's air bag inflator free of charge to correct the concern.

Front Airbag Inflator Module

Upon deployment the driver's front airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the driver's front airbag inflator to correct this concern. Note: this recall supersedes, in part, recall #14V-354. 

Transmission May Not Hold in Park Position

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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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...
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 ...
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 ...

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