Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The third generation Durango is plagued by a defective TIPM, particularily in the 2011 and 2012 model years.

TIPM, which stands for Totally Integrated Power Modules, is responsible for controlling and distributing power to all the vehicle’s electrical functions. So when your TIPM goes haywire, bad things start happening. Things like your water pump can stop working, your engine can stall out and your airbags can randomly deploy.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,489 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2011 Dodge Durango body / paint problems

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2011 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 172014


  • 69,978 miles


The power liftgate opened then promptly fails and collapses with no resistance or warning on the occupant. The incident has re-occurred overtime since the initial problem was identified and caused minor injury to related party. Power lift gate will make caution noise on the way up but when reaching pinnacle and should stop, proceeds to slam down with full weight and force.

- Stanwood, WA, USA

problem #1

Jan 302013


  • 41,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the turning signals would not operate, the vehicle would stall sporadically and the would occasionally fail to accelerate. The vehicle would operate normally once restarted after stalling, but the failure was recurring. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the totally integrated power module had malfunctioned. The vehicle was repaired but the failure was not remedied. The contact also indicated that the rear hatch would independently open and the door locks were also malfunctioning. The contact became locked in the vehicle for 20 minutes before the power door locks became operable. The vehicle was not repaired but was later diagnosed with a 4-wheel low lock switch failure when it rolled downhill while secured in park. The switch was replaced and the failure was remedied. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Beckley, WV, USA

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