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CarComplaints.com 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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,158 miles

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2011 Dodge Durango brakes problems

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2011 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #56

Oct 042016

Durango

  • 51,297 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Traffic slowing down in front of me, I applied the brakes and the pedal went slowly to floor and the brakes did not work causing me to hit the car in front of me, reapplied the brakes and they did work causing me to hit that car again. Thought that maybe my foot was depressing both the accelerator and brake so II used my left foot, result the same. I did this many more times and the brakes did not work. I applied the parking brake and pulled off to the left side of the road when I was sure it was safe. This happened in a construction zone, I managed to avoid hitting any of the workers and the 3 trucks that they were using. One of the workers asked what happened, I explained to him and he tried the brakes, they went were spongy and went slowly to the floor. Checked to see if the driver of the vehicle to see if she had any injuries, she said she was alright. The impact was not hard because we were both going the speed. Called the Michigan state police (refer to incedent # 31-10985-16 and crash report S/N 228890) no ticket issued. Called for wrecker to take the vehicle to the nearest Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership. The dealer was garber, 5330 bay road, saginaw Michigan 48604, phone # 989-399-8550, service advisor larry cook. They could not find a problem, they contacted Chrysler engineering. Left vehicle ove night, cause could not be determined. Brakes worked fine, brought vehicle home afraid to drive it again.

- Algonac, MI, USA

problem #55

Jun 292016

Durango

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. While driving 15 mph, the air conditioning blew hot air and the instrument panel lighting went haywire. The vehicle started to lose power and acceleration. The contact pulled over, and turned off and restarted the vehicle. To ensure that the vehicle was fine, the contact depressed the accelerator pedal to allow the engine to rev. Afterwards, the contact was able to drive the vehicle without failure and there were no warning lights illuminated. However, after driving a few miles longer, the power steering and power brakes failed. Shortly after, the vehicle lost all power. The vehicle was towed to the contact's home where it had not been able to start. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Cowansville, PA, USA

problem #54

Apr 182016

Durango

  • miles
My vehicle push to start system sticks and the vehicle takes long attempting to start. My vehicle while driving has gone dead on me although the dash is still lite radio playing. The steering wheel stiffens and the brakes get hard. I have to struggle to pull over and stop in order to place the car back in neutral or park in order to start it again. It has stalled while in motion, while slowing down for a red light, while making a turn. I have had several near misses of other cars, curbs, and ditches. I use this car every day to Transport myself and my children. I have had this car to the dealership numerous times, have had the tipm bypass and the car still hard starts and stalls despite the recalls. I am totally disappointed with this situation that is a definite hazard. Most recent complaint, my car has be idling high and now finally it overheat and the water pump has to be replaced. I am totally disappointed.

- Frederiksted, VI, USA

problem #53

Apr 092016

Durango

  • 88,450 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While on the highway I a check battery light appeared on my dash, I planned on checking into it at the upcoming gas station which was about 3 miles away, as I approached the offramp to the gas station all kinds of check engine lights and ABS and you name it started showing in my dash followed by the wipers and next thing you know the car dies out. Lucky for me there was no vehicle in front of me because I could not steer or brake because it was very hard or locked, I managed to pull over just before the gas station and sensed the smell of burned wire, I noticed I was not completely off the road so I tried putting vehicle in neutral but it was locked in park, also my key was stuck in the ignition. Local mechanic changed the battery first and still had the check battery light on so he reccomended a new alternator as well which I bought immediately, $900 later here I sit with new alternator and baterry but still the same problem with vehicle stalling and check battery light on. Dealer says my vehicle is not in the P60 recall even though I have/had the same 160 amp alternator as the recalled vehicles. This is a serious issue which can become deadly if not fixed asap. Im sure of one thing, never in my life will me or my family buy a Dodge again.

- Wildomar, CA, USA

problem #52

Feb 012016

Durango

  • miles
Front brakes not catching

- Wilmington, NC, USA

problem #51

Aug 192015

Durango

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. While driving at an unknown speed, an abnormal sound emitted from the brakes. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V154000 (service brakes, service brakes hydraulic); however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the rotors were defective and that the brake and pads failed to released without a warning. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Parkville, MD, USA

problem #50

Mar 182015

Durango

  • 58,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The very first time was when I was slowing down from about 50mph at a corner in order to take a right hand turn, about halfway through the 90 corner I feel that the steering has stiffened. Looking down, I see that the tachometer now reads 0, and the engine has died. I cannot simply slip it into neutral and then restart it because of the car has a keyless pushbutton and the start button only works with the drive in park. I then have to armstrong it through the rest of the corner. As I finish up the turn to where I can safely stop and restart, I then push the brakes only to find that they are now totally stiff because there is now no vacuum left to assist. I end up costing to a stop. The car always restarts without any problem. This problem has persisted and has happened at least 20 times since. It is always is when slowing down from anywhere from 60 to 30 mph and beginning to take a right turn. I have never seen this happen when doing a left, but there are not to many chances to duplicate this scenario doing a left. We had the one recall for the fuel pump done so that should not be it. We have complained about this to numerous Dodge dealers and they have done nothing. One service writer said that he knew of the problem, knew that the fuel pump recall was not fixing it and that there was going to be another recall to fix the problem. When this happens unexpectedly as you are going 25 mph in a traffic roundabout, it is all you can do to try to steer through the rest of the traffic circle, only to find that your power brakes are failed as you try to stop to restart. This is a very serious defect that needs immediate attention, someone is going to be killed with this happening, either the occupants of the car, or the public. We also have a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and it is doing the exact same thing, but more because it is driven more.

- Hudson, WI, USA

problem #49

Nov 282014

Durango

  • 39,000 miles
I tried for 7 months to get the brake recall done on my truck. The AWD did not work as it should during a snow storm.. then the recall was recieved and none of the dealers wanted to repair the recall. They kept telling me they hadnt received the parts. Then there was a fuel type recall, a recall that the engine could shut off and some electrical issue that could cause a fire.. again I couldnt get any of these repaired. Then on the night before thanksgiving 2014 my heat went. On Friday 11/28/14 I tried 3 Chrysler dealer ships to get the heat fixed and schedule time for the recall. One dealership told me I was at the bottom of the list because I didnt purchase the truck from them. I ended up trading in the truck for a Nissan pathfinder on that day. And almost a month later I received a bill from a Chrysler dealer ship who had finally completed the recall work expecting $165 from me. I am so financially ruined from this.

- Wanaque, NJ, USA

problem #48

Mar 262015

Durango

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V391000, 14V154000, and 14V530000 (service brakes, hydraulic, electrical system); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Prescott, AZ, USA

problem #47

Mar 102015

Durango

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V154000 (brakes, service brakes, hydraulic), 14V391000 (electrical system), and 14V530000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #46

Mar 092015

Durango

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. The contact received NHTSA campaign number: 14V154000 (service brakes, service brakes, hydraulic) however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #45

Dec 052013

Durango

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V154000 (service brakes, hydraulic), 14V391000 (electrical system), and 14V530000 (electrical system). The dealer was unable to determine when the part would become available to schedule the recall repair. The manufacturer was also contacted and was unable to provide a reasonable timeframe for the part to become available for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Florence, MT, USA

problem #44

Oct 052013

Durango 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id numbers: 14V634000 (electrical system), 14V530000 (electrical system), 14V154000 (service brakes, service brakes, hydraulic) and stated that the dealer was unable to determine when the parts would become available to schedule the recall repairs. The contact waited for longer than a year and the dealer did confirm if the contact was on a waiting list. The manufacturer was contacted and was unable to provide a reasonable timeframe to repair the vehicle. The contact was not experiencing a failure. Updated 4/6/15 the consumer stated the dealer was able to do one of the recalls, but did not say which one. Updae

- Hamel, IL, USA

problem #43

Feb 252015

Durango

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V154000 (service brakes, service brakes, hydraulic) and 14V391000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to inform when the part would become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Catawissa, PA, USA

problem #42

Jul 222014

Durango

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V154000 (service brakes, service brakes, hydraulic); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer for the recall repair, but the part was not available. The contact was concerned about the timeframe since it had been six months since the last update. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Miami Lakes, FL, USA

problem #41

Nov 012014

Durango

  • 91,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the recall repair for NHTSA campaign number: 14V154000 (service brakes, service brakes, hydraulic) was performed. However, the remedy failed to repair the failure. The brake pedal failed to engage while attempting to stop the vehicle. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 91,000.

- Pleasant Mount , PA, USA

problem #40

Nov 262014

Durango

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that when attempting to stop the vehicle, the brake pedal seized without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician diagnosed that the brake booster needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Whitehall, MI, USA

problem #39

Apr 012014

Durango

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V154000 (service brakes, service brakes, hydraulic), 14V530000 (electrical system), and 14V634000 (electrical system) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The dealer informed the contact that the parts were unavailable for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the delay. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Show Low, AZ, USA

problem #38

Dec 222014

Durango 8-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V154000 (service brakes, service brakes, hydraulic) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to repair the vehicle. The dealer was unable to inform when the part would become available. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 02/09/15 the consumer stated as of 1/27/15 the vehicle was not repaired. Updated 6/11/20185

- Charlevoix, MI, USA

problem #37

Aug 262014

Durango

  • miles
I have received notification for three different recalls on my Dodge Durango. The first recall notice was received on 7/21/14 for P36 P14, the second recall was received on approx. 11/10/14 for P54/NHTSA 14V-530, and the third recall was received on 112/19/14 for P14/NHTSA 14V-154. Each time I received a recall notice I contacted South hills Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram to schedule an appointment to have my Dodge service and the recalls fixed. Each time I was told that the dealer did not have parts in stock and that there were 400 people on the waiting list in front of me and they could give me an estimate on when they could fix my vehicle. On 12/22/14 I contacted three rivers Jeep Dodge and they immediately scheduled me for a service appointment for 12/23/14 and indicated the parts for P36 P14 and P 14/NHTSA 14V-154 were readily available by all Dodge dealers. It is extremely concerning that the South hills Chrysler Dodge dealer had no sense of urgency in addressing these important safety recalls.

- Canonsburg, PA, USA

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