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:
3 / 19
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,354 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2011 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 16 of 16)

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problem #5

Aug 012013


  • 46,500 miles


While operating the vehicle the headlights went out along with radio/navigation system. All warning lights on the dash activated. It happened several times ranging from several seconds to several minutes before it started working again. The dealership advised that it is the tipm module. Based on research it appears that the tipm module failure has been a problem with Dodge vehicles for a number of years yet no recall has been issued.

- Grand Rapids , MI, USA

problem #4

Aug 072013

Durango 6-cyl

  • 54,781 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. The contact attempted to start the vehicle but it would not power on. The vehicle was diagnosed as having an issue with the computer module. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 54,781. Updated 09-18-13

- St John's , FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 182013

Durango 6-cyl

  • 42,108 miles
My vehicle has push button start. The battery in the remote that controls the vehicle started to die and the vehicle became hard to start. Took the remotes to the dealership to get the batteries changed. They managed to damage the programming to the vehicle. Two days after changing the battery, the vehicle would not start at all. It was no longer stalling. Had the vehicle towed to the dealership and they stated the programming was off and the tip module was gone and needed replacement. They could not offer further details.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #2

Dec 122011

Durango 6-cyl

  • 27,000 miles
When ignition on, sitting in vehicle listening to fm radio station, overhead rear electric hatch button was pressed and hatch opened. Just after opening rear hatch, passenger door was opened. Immediately after door opened, radio and dome light shut off for 2 seconds and came back on to 530am. A few seconds later, smelled electrical smoke. Minute or two later, saw glowing wire under floor carpet between firewall and front passenger seat. Eventually turned into fire totaling vehicle. In the period approx. 2 months to this, power steering went out for 3-5 seconds 3 times and radio went off for 2-3 seconds about 5 times. Vehicle completely stock, all services performed by dealership.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #1

Nov 172010


  • 9,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. While traveling 35 mph, the contact noticed that the instrument panel and radio failed. Moments later, the power steering also failed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The current and the failure mileages were 9,000.

- Covington, KY, USA

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