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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,335 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

Jan 122015


  • 42,335 miles


I was driving along the highway at the posted speed limit. There was not another vehicle within a mile of me in any direction. There was this loud bang and then the sunroof slider started vibrating something awful. I had to slow my speed drastically in order to keep control of the vehicle and hold the slider shut until I got home. The sunroof had literally exploded and there were shards of broken glass sitting on top of the slider. The sound alone was scary, but thank goodness I didn't have the slider open since it was cold and cloudy, or I could have gotten injured by the explosion and the shattered glass flying into the interior of my vehicle. Something needs to be done so that this doesn't happen to anyone else.

- Axtell, TX, USA

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