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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.

2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,988 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

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2011 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #10

Sep 302016

Durango

  • 87,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. While driving approximately 50 mph, the battery warning indicator illuminated while pulling into a parking structure. The contact noticed smoke under the hood and parked the vehicle. The vehicle was unable to be restarted. The contact discovered that the smoke was coming from the alternator. The failure recurred twice. The dealer diagnosed that the thermostat housing and the cooling sensor failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 87,000.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #9

Aug 052016

Durango

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. While driving approximately 25 mph, the contact observed smoke and an abnormal odor coming from the hood without warning. The contact pulled over the vehicle, opened the hood, and observed smoke and flames from the alternator. The contact extinguished the fire with a water hose. A fire report was not filed and there were no injuries. The alternator was taken to an auto store where it was diagnosed that the alternator was faulty. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 75,000.

- Sulpher, LA, USA

problem #8

Jun 252016

Durango

  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. While driving 30 mph, smoke appeared under the hood and into the vehicle. The hood was opened and the contact noticed small flames coming from the alternator and heard a sizzling sound. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). A police report was not filed. The fire extinguished itself. There were no injuries. The vehicle was driven to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator burned. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 84,000.

- Barstow, CA, USA

problem #7

Mar 112016

Durango

  • 57,045 miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. While driving 40 mph, the instrument panel lights illuminated on and off. The vehicle hesitated to accelerate and, when making left and right turns, the steering seized. The contact coasted over to a main road. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 57,045.

- Hobe Sound, FL, USA

problem #6

Oct 202014

Durango

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact stated that the vehicle was able to restart after multiple attempts. The contact stated that the vehicle displayed multiple error warnings on the vehicle's instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle's alternator failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Sacremento, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 232015

Durango

  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. While driving 65 mph, all of the warning indicators illuminated, the front windshield wipers activated, and the engine stalled. The vehicle did not restart and was towed to an independent mechanic. It was diagnosed that the battery failed and needed to be replaced due to the alternator. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000: (electrical system). The failure mileage was 66,000....updated 07/30/15

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #4

Feb 122015

Durango

  • 31,800 miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. While driving approximately 40 mph, the contact noticed a burning smell under the hood of the vehicle. In addition, the contact stated that the vehicle stalled and the battery warning light illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 31,800.

- New Braunfels, TX, USA

problem #3

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 #2

Oct 012014

Durango

  • 63,167 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the check engine light illuminate and the instrument panel gauges would flicker off and on before the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the alternator was faulty. The alternator was replaced and the failure was remedied. In Feb 2014 while driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the head cylinder and gasket was faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired and the failure was remedied. In Oct 2013 the contact indicated that after starting the engine the vehicle would suddenly stall. The manufacturer was notified of the failures but no assistance was offered. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 63,167.

- Seaford, VA, USA

problem #1

Aug 052014

Durango

  • 49,863 miles
TL * the contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. While driving 35 mph, the engine stalled and all of the warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The dealer recommended that the alternator be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 49,863.

- Lafitte, LA, USA

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