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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:
3 / 24
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,187 miles

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2011 Dodge Durango electrical problems

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2011 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 5 of 17)

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problem #247

Sep 202015

Durango

  • 53,400 miles

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

I own a 2011 Dodge Durango citadel with 53,000 miles. Was leaving my house when the car started making a high pitched whine, turned around went back home, turned off the car, could smell burning when I got out of the car. Opened the hood and the alternator (220 amp) was smoking. If I would have driven any longer the alternator most likely would have caught fire and could have burnt my car to the ground.

- Westminster, CO, USA

problem #246

Sep 182015

Durango

  • 64,000 miles
While driving on the highway the car just suddenly stopped working, electrical system started going crazy on electronic information center then all power was lost, no warning, no battery light warning.this part has already been recalled on the following year models 2011-2014, for certain models.this car is not included since it has 180 amp instead of the 160 but the same issue has happened. Recall number is chysler P60.it is already listed with the NHTSA #14V634000..the consequence on your website says if the alternator fails, the vehicle may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. Please investigate and follow up, this type of failure can be very dangerous if driver doesn't have strength to physically press brake pedal and manually steer off to the side of the road since all power has shut down, and possibly a crash.

- Ridgefield, CT, USA

problem #245

Jul 072015

Durango

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. While driving 45 mph, an abnormal loud noise emitted from the vehicle and it stalled. The contact mentioned that all of the warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the alternator and the battery needed to be replaced. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The vehicle was repaired and the failure later recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 140,000.

- Lake St Louis , MO, USA

problem #244

Aug 312015

Durango

  • 77,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. While the vehicle was parked, smoke emitted in and around the vehicle. The smoke appeared from the rack on the driver side and flames emitted on the driver side head rack. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 77,000.

- Tracy, CA, USA

problem #243

Sep 012015

Durango 8-cyl

  • miles
2011 Dodge Durango. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle recall issues. The consumer was informed the parts were not available.

- Lake Crystal, MN, USA

problem #242

Oct 302014

Durango

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V530000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to do the repair was not made available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to provide the part needed to do the repair. In addition, the contact stated that the vehicle stalled and failed to restart. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 55,000.

- Hallettsville, TX, USA

problem #241

Aug 142015

Durango

  • 73,132 miles

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

Got out of my car and smelt burning wires I lifted my hood and saw smoke coming out by the alternator. Then I noticed the my battery was dead. I wound up replacing the alternator and battery. The car started and all seemed fine. Later that day my battery light came on and the dash lights all started to come on and go off. I went to the store and on my way home my lights started going off and on the dashboard started to light up again and the radio went off and came on my A/C went off and on. Then my power steering went out and my brakes failed. I almost wrecked. Thankfully I was in my neighborhood and was able to get home without incident. This car definitely has a electrical problem.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #240

Aug 112015

Durango

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. While driving at 10 mph and coming to a stop, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 14V530000 (electrical system); however, the repair failed to remedy the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Winter Garden, FL, USA

problem #239

Sep 102014

Durango

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V530000 (electrical system) 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. The VIN was not available.

- Lodi, NJ, USA

problem #238

Aug 032015

Durango

  • 61,659 miles
I was on my way to work today when I noticed a burning smell and then the battery light came on. Due to heavy traffic I couldn't pull to the side. I got farther down the road and heard a loud whining noise. When I arrived at work I contacted the local Dodge dealership to speak with the service department about this incident. I was told that it sounds like the alternator but that my vehicle was not covered in the recent recall since I have the 180amp alternator. The recall was only for the 160 amp alternators. I was shocked since my vehicle only has 61,000 miles on it. Researching this problem online I found numerous complaints from people having the same identical problem with the 180amp alternator (with the same make model and year) that caused the recall of the 160amp alternators. I have contacted Dodge to see if they would stand by their product and do the right thing concerning this. Once again they have failed me. Consumers are reporting an average of $1400 to have the alternator replaced with no recall or warranty. I have 4 pictures of my soot covered alternator ( I am a firefighter I know what electrical soot looks and smells like). This is very concerning to think I could lose my Durango could catch fire, loose power and stall in traffic, cause an accident or have my wife stranded on the side of the road due to this.

- Lawton, OK, USA

problem #237

Oct 302014

Durango

  • 69,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. While driving at 60 mph, the vehicle jerked and there was a sudden increase of engine rpms. Shortly after, the vehicle lost power and the rpms decreased. In addition, the vehicle failed to start intermittently and both turn signals on the mirrors failed to function. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. All warning lights on the instrument panel illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 69,000.

- Houston , TX, USA

problem #236

Jul 162015

Durango

  • 44,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. While driving approximately 40 mph, a warning sensor light illuminated indicating that the battery was faulty and the vehicle shut off. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the totally integrated power module was faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was then towed to the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 44,000.

- St. Louis , MO, USA

problem #235

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 #234

Jul 152015

Durango

  • 52,000 miles
While driving, the car will abruptly speed up and slow down without any pressure or change in movement on the gas pedal. This has happened numerous times since about early 2012. I had a repair done on the car by the dealership as part of my warranty now these problems have made a reappearance. Along side sudden speed changes without me touching anything, I have had two previous incidents of the car (while driving!) turning on all error indicators (check engine light, high beam, hazard lights, tire pressure etc) and wiper blades simultaneously. These were very scary incidents, too scared to drive to the dealership I returned to my house (went to drop my son off to get a hair cut) and called the dealership in which my vehicle was towed the next day. I have also had problems with the fob technology in the keyless start of the car where I would put my purse in the back seat of the car, close the door and all doors lock and will not unlock, then I have to once again call the dealership and wait for them to assist me. One of the main reason I bought this car is because I was assured keys locked in the car would never happen, however I have had it happen to me more than all my other cars in the past. Now I have a small child with me and along side these recent reoccurrence of serious issues with my car and big recall by fca, no longer do I feel safe driving.

- Grayson, GA, USA

problem #233

Oct 012014

Durango

  • 69,380 miles
Initially the SUV was very sluggish to start, the problem became worse to where the SUV wouldn't even start at all and would constantly try to turn over. This problem would get worse and make the SUV take about 3-4 time to crank before it would eventually turn over. This problem would continue fro about a week, eventually the battery went dead causing us to have to jump the car off. We had to replace the battery due to this constant drain you would always here the fuel pump tyring to prime in the rear of the SUV no matter what. Once an appointment was made with the local dealer and dropped off the call was received from howard wilson in flowood ms stating that the battery was too weak for them to even work on the car (this is when the battery was replaced) causing another out of pocket expense due to the recall. I was advised by one of the technicians from the dealership that the draw from the fuse would drain the battery. I eventually had the fuel pump replaced twice and was out of pocket over $800. The last time the SUV was in the shop they replaced the pump and I was advised that they hope that this fixed it because they were not sure if it would or not.

- Pearl, MS, USA

problem #232

Jul 222015

Durango

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V530000 (electrical system); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Corpus Christi , TX, USA

problem #231

Jul 162015

Durango

  • 75,000 miles
Several days before this incident my 2011 Dodge Durango started to have problems starting. It would try to start and never turn over and would take me several tries to finally get it started. I discovered online that there is a recall for the tipm fuel pump relay and that this could cause problems with the vehicle starting or even stalling while driving. I took my Dodge into the dealership and they completed the recall and informed me that in doing so the vehicle now started fine leading me to believe the tipm was the problem and was now fixed. I drove for two days without any issue. Then last night on my way home, with all my family in the vehicle the vehicle shut off while I was driving right in the middle of the rode. My lights and dash disolay were still working but my vehicle was no longer on. I put the vehicle in park and switched the ignition back to start mode and attempted to start it. After several try's of it attempting to start it just wouldn't turn over. I then tried to put the vehicle in neutral to push it to the side of the road and was unable to even do that. My vehicle was stuck in the middle of the road with no way to move it!!! after 30 minutes and several more attempts it finally turned over and was able to drive it home.

- Las Vegas , NV, USA

problem #230

Mar 072015

Durango

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. Upon entering the vehicle, the contact noticed that the led light for the interior of the driver compartment of the vehicle failed to illuminate without warning. The contact stated that this was a recurring failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Sacremento, CA, USA

problem #229

Jun 172015

Durango

  • 84,500 miles
I had smelled something in my car for a while and could not figure out what it was. About 15 mins into my trip, my eyes started to burn and tear, and my nose felt like it was on fire. But I got it subsided. Another 15 mins later I looked over at my passenger side window and realized my car was smoking and it was coming from my sun visor. I had to wait to get to the shoulder of the road as I was in the I-pass lane and had to get past a cement wall before getting my car safely away from other traffic. I stopped my car, and called 911. State trooper showed up, and as he was walking to his car to get a fire extinguisher, flames started. The car was turned off at this time, but the smoke started as I was driving. After the state trooper used the extinguisher, it was still smoking so he called in the fire department. They then ripped the liner down so they could spray the area with water. Once my husband arrived he then disconnected the car battery to make it safe to move the vehicle. We had the vehicle towed to the dealer where the recall for the sun visor was performed. We are now waiting to hear back from Chrysler to see what our next step is. I have a doctor appointment scheduled for Wednesday, June 24th to verify that everything is okay. Inhaling smoke and the fumes is why I am doing this. This is the first appointment I could get with my doctor.

- Pingree Grove, IL, USA

problem #228

Jun 022015

Durango

  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. While driving approximately 25 mph, the battery warning light illuminated and there was an abnormal sound from the front of the vehicle. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The mechanic stated that the alternator failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system); however, the part was unavailable to perform the repair. The VIN was not available. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 58,000.

- St. Ann, MO, USA

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