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:
52,314 miles

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2011 Dodge Durango electrical problems

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2011 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 8 of 17)

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problem #188

Dec 032014

Durango 6-cyl

  • 104,000 miles

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

Car will not start, car not in motion when issue occurs, after the initial failed start multiple attempts to start the car takes place sometimes successful after the 2nd attempt. On 12/5 an ins. Claim was made to have vehicle towed to the dealership after multiple failed start. The dealership checked car and confirmed the issue was due to part recall P54/NHTSA 14V-530. The dealership states temporary part costs $1100 since there isn't a remedy part available. Dealership is looking into assisting with costs however why should I have to pay for a temporary part that is the same part that is on the vehicle and still have to wait for the remedy part to be available in order to correct the issue. The repairs should be completed free of charge by Chrysler due to a known issue. Fyi... the vehicle is still at the dealership awaiting for repairs to take place.

- Salters, SC, USA

problem #187

Dec 112014

Durango

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Valparaiso, IN, USA

problem #186

Nov 272014

Durango

  • 94,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 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 not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 94,000.

- Canton, GA, USA

problem #185

Oct 202014

Durango

  • 35,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start and became inoperable. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V530000 (electrical system); however, the parts needed to remedy the failure were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #184

Dec 112014

Durango

  • 26,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while driving approximately 24 mph, the vehicle stalled as the battery warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 26,000.

- Kearny, NJ, USA

problem #183

Nov 102014

Durango

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. The contact received NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V530000 (electrical system) and 14V634000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the parts needed to remedy the vehicle were unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #182

Dec 082014

Durango

  • 64,000 miles

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

Just a heads up to all had my tipm replaced on my 2011 Dodge Durango citadel w/ hemi about 3 months ago from dealer because starting and stalling problems and it is stalling again, so seems to be just a temporary fix wth. I have 64,000 miles on it now please helping was covered under warranty bought the bumper to bumper lifetime, never used a warranty so much, bought it brand new for just under 50,000 dollars this should not be going on. It stalled in an intersection and about got me and the family in a serious wreck I have 3 kids ones a new born just want to get what I pay for not this P.O.S.

- Yorkville , IL, USA

problem #181

Dec 022014

Durango

  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled and failed to restart. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the fuse block was faulty. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign id number 14V530000. (electrical system) the failure mileage was 72,000.

- Ravena , NY, USA

problem #180

Nov 082014

Durango

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. The contact received a notification for recall NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system) and NHTSA campaign number: 14V530000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the parts needed to remedy the vehicle were unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The VIN was unavailable. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Oskaloosa, IA, USA

problem #179

Nov 282014

Durango

  • miles
I could not get any of the recalls fixed! 2 Dodge dealerships in my area would only look and not correct my brake issue. One dealership told me I was at the bottom of the list because I did not purchase my Durango there!

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #178

Dec 052014

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 notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system) however, the part needed for the recall 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. The VIN was unavailable.

- Killeen, TX, USA

problem #177

Nov 242014

Durango

  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. The contact stated while driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle suddenly decelerated without warning. The contact shifted into park, drive and then the vehicle was restarted but the failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The dealer informed the contact that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000(electrical system) however, the parts were unavailable. The dealer was uncertain when the parts would become available to service the vehicle under the recall. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 87,000.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #176

Nov 222014

Durango

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the key failed to start the vehicle after several attempts. The contact mentioned that an unknown warning light illuminated. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V530000 (electrical system) however the part was not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #175

Dec 032014

Durango 6-cyl

  • 75,200 miles
While driving heard low moaning sound, 5 minutes later (still driving) battery light came on. I decided to take vehicle to auto parts store because it was late afternoon (~7:45pm) to see if my need was a battery. I asked technician to come and see if it was my battery or alternator, as I opened vehicle door to pop the hood, the SUV was filled with smoke. The techs scurried to open the hood and waived smoke in attempt to remove the battery cable to disconnect power. I was rushing to get child out of car, because smoke was bellowing from underneath the hood. After technician removed the power cable from the stud under the hood, the fire and smoke from the alternator slowed and eventually went out. I called insurance company and had vehicle towed to dealer. Had I parked the vehicle in the garage for the night and sought support the following morning, I was informed that my 2011 Dodge Durango could have potentially caught fire in my garage, because power was continually being supplied to the alternator (over powering it). This is a serious, potential fatal system failure and needs immediate attention! dealer confirmed the failed alternator and is charging me $855 dollars, and required prompting to engage discussion on possible recall. Dealer claimed no recall has been formalized. Due to my disbelief that Dodge was unaware of this problem and persistence in questioning other potential customer complaints, the dealer began to advise that this was a previously known problem with "Chrysler" that is being fixed by refurbishing alternators and selling them back to the dealer for $500. Dealer also stated the I could request repayment for my services once a formal recall disclosure was submitted to consumers. I am furious to see that is in fact a formal recall; NHTSA campaign number 14V634000.

- Powder Springs, GA, USA

problem #174

Oct 032014

Durango 6-cyl

  • 66,105 miles
Tipm issue, vehicle won't start or has trouble starting multiple times a day and was told that vehicle could lose power while driving down road. Dealership says recall is in process but parts are unavailable...yet say that they will fix it" how can you fix something without having any parts to fix it" also won't give a rental.

- Deer Park, TX, USA

problem #173

Nov 192014

Durango

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the push button start began to fail and took several attempts to get the vehicle to start. The vehicle took longer to start in inclement weather. The dealer stated that the vehicle was included in the safety recall, but the parts were not available. The dealer did not place the contact on a waiting list and the failure was progressing. The manufacturer was contacted and was not able to provide a reasonable timeframe to schedule the recall repair. The NHTSA campaign number was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #172

Dec 022014

Durango

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign id number: 14V530000 (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 VIN was unavailable. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Loudon, TN, USA

problem #171

Nov 252014

Durango 6-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign id number: 14V530000 (electrical system). However, the parts needed for the repairs were unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced an issue. Updated 12/30/14 updated 5/28/2015

- Columbia , MO, USA

problem #170

Oct 012014

Durango

  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. While reversing out of the driveway, the vehicle suddenly shut off. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V530000 (electrical system) in October of 2014. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the failure were not available and no estimated time to receive the parts could be given. The failure mileage was 49,000.

- Delhi, CA, USA

problem #169

Oct 062014

Durango

  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. The contact received a notification for 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 notified of the failure. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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