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: When the 3rd-generation Durango was introduced in 2011 owners almost immediately started having a wide range of issues -- from water pump failure to stalling engines. Turns out the TIPM is to blame and those problems carried into the 2012 model year.

TIPM (Totally Integrated Power Modules) is responsible for controlling and distributing power to all the vehicle’s electrical functions. So when the TIPM starts acting up, so do all sorts of problems in the vehicle.

The problems have been so bad -- and replacement parts became so hard to find -- that a class-action lawsuit was filed against Chrysler focusing on the 2011-2012 Durango. The lawsuit accuses the automaker of ignorning the problem until it spiraled out of control.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,000 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.

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2012 Dodge Durango Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 082013


  • 2,000 miles


Since the vehicle was purchased in 2012 the air conditioning does not actually cool when the remote start is used. We live in Arizona where ambient air temperature is over 110 degrees Fahrenheit, and has been seen in the 130S, 4 months a year. I have used a thermocouple to measure interior temperature of the Durango and I have seen it up to 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Having 2 young children the air conditioning not operating when the remote start is utilized is not acceptable, whether it is leaving a store or at the house. Children are susceptible to dehydration and heat stroke more easily than adults, therefore exposing your child for just a few minutes is dangerous. We have notified the dealership on multiple occasions when it is in for servicing. They have yet to provide a solution and they stated there would be a computer update to repair this. If there is not a repair prior to this summer we will be taking legal action against the dealership or Dodge motor company.

- Yuma, AZ, USA

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