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.

CarComplaints.com 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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 8
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,352 miles

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2012 Dodge Durango electrical problems

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2012 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 6 of 8)

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problem #46

Jan 062015

Durango

  • 43,000 miles

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

I bought my 2012 Dodge Durango 3 weeks and it is not starting properly. I used the keyless remote entry and starter but the car will not start or sounds like the starter is stuck. I have to turn off the car and try again. It will normally take 4-5 tries just to get the car started and it depends if it will continue to run. I am not happy with this and noticed multiple people have the same problems.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #45

Jul 092014

Durango

  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the battery warning light illuminated. The contact mentioned that both the exterior and interior lighting started to flash on and off. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the alternator was defective and needed to be replaced. However, the vehicle could not be repaired since the parts were not available to perform the remedy for NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 43,000.

- Navasota, TX, USA

problem #44

Jan 052015

Durango

  • 21,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, who diagnosed that the fuel pump relay was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not aware of the failure. In addition, the contact also received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V391000 (electrical system). However, the part needed for the repair was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 21,000.

- Trevose, PA, USA

problem #43

Jan 032015

Durango 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles

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

Most times when I go to start the truck it will not start. If it does start it dies immediately. When I try to start it again, the starter seems to get stuck, so I turn the key off and have to try it again. Eventually it will start and run normal. Just this morning, I went to move the vehicle, and it had no power. Once I hooked up the jumper cables I could hear a humming noise, which I assume would be the fuel pump, as I have read many complaints online about it not turning off due to the tipm. After I started it and let it run for a while I shut it off and could still here the fuel pump. I should not have to pull the fuse so that my battery will not die due to a defective part. I just got this truck a little over 2 months ago and have had the starting problem since I've got it. Now I got this fuel pump issue. I should not have to pay for something that Chrysler is aware of and, at this point, has chose not to do anything about.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #42

Dec 202014

Durango 6-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
This vehicle has 2 recalls on it. The first is the brake booster. We were told we would be notified when the part was available after calling the dealer in February of 2014. It was fixed Dec 29, 2014. In Dec of 2014, we received another recall notice for the alternator, and were told parts were not available. On December 20th, 2014, we were leaving on a family vacation, loaded and ready to go when the vehicle failed. The car was completely dead and would not start. The dealer picked up the vehicle while I loaded my family in 2 different trucks to make a 90 mile drive to the cruise terminal where we paid $55 to park each truck. I came back Sunday the 28th of February and they had not repaired the car, stating they wanted $90 labor to replace the battery and $275 for a new battery, which was damaged by the alternator. After hours of calling, Chrysler finally approved a new battery, but the old one was put back in and charged. Due to being out of the country, I had to use E-mail to my mechanic to get things authorized. We did not get a rental for the entire week and my mother-in-law was left home without a vehicle for the week(christmas week). The alternator that was put on the car is still under recall and could fail again and we were told we would need to bring it back in for a new alternator at a later date. The new alternator is starting to make a humming noise like the last one and neither Chrysler or the dealer will do anything about it because it is still working. My wife will not drive the vehicle until it is fixed due to the warning of the car dying or catching fire and having our 3 year old with her if it happens. The trade in value is down due to so many being traded in and I will be left $10000 upside down on the vehicle. I asked for a rental until it is fixed correctly and was told that could not happen.

- Conroe, TX, USA

problem #41

Dec 302014

Durango

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Durango. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V391000 (electrical system) and 14V154000 (service brakes, service brakes, hydraulic) however, the parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Freehold, NJ, USA

problem #40

Sep 172014

Durango

  • 72,000 miles

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

At about 54K/56K miles the airbag and check engine light began to go on and off. When I got it checked they did not report anything outside of air is system but that was covered in the diagnostic. Then the car would make sudden jumps for no reason, airbag and engine and brakelights repeadedly came on and off. While attending my nephew funeral I got it checked since I would be on the road for no less than 4 hrs. I later found out there was a break recall once I got that fixed (16 Dec) the dash was flashing everything airbags, brakes, engine. Once I parked the car the nest day it would not come on. A jump did not work. Had it towed and told it was the fuel pump system for a car just a little over two years old and that Chrysler was only paying for 2011 Durangos for this issue. So I am paying in less than a week over $800 for an item clearly thats an issue and was told I should have gotten an extended warranty to avoid not paying factory defected equipment. Dissappointed as I always buy american but chyrsler just lost a customer and gained negative advertisement.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #39

Nov 142014

Durango 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
Trying to start vehicle and will not start, when I turn the key it will want to start and get stuck in a starting position, but not start. I had taken it in to a dealership and they said they fixed it, but as soon as the next day, it did it again. They wanted me to take it in again and leave it there for another week, I don't know about other people, but I do not have an extra vehicle around to use to get to work. Chrysler/Dodge dealerships should have loaner vehicles or some kind of deal at a rental company for their customers. Putting us out of a vehicle is just not right! I called again to the dealership and notified them that I will drop off my vehicle today and they said they would not be able to get to my Dodge until sometime next year in the second week. Not cool!!! he said they had over 195 vehicles ahead of me........what does that say about Chrysler/Dodge! (vehicle mileage is approx., paperwork in vehicle).

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #38

Dec 262014

Durango 6-cyl

  • 32,876 miles
Vehicle will just turn over and not start. Tipm is what Dodge says but they can't fix it.

- Florence, SC, USA

problem #37

Nov 282014

Durango 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled on numerous occasions. The contact mentioned that the battery would have to constantly be recharged. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was unable to be replicated. The failure persisted and the vehicle was taken back to a dealer, who diagnosed that the battery needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000. Updated 02/09/15

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #36

Nov 172014

Durango

  • 46,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Durango. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The contact stated that while driving at 60 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle failed to restart. The vehicle towed to a private mechanic but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 46,000.

- Hoodsport, WA, USA

problem #35

Nov 172014

Durango

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the battery was replaced, but the power continued to drain and caused the vehicle to lose power without warning. The dealer stated that the tipm was not regulating properly and caused the fuel pump to remain activated, which drained the power. The manufacturer and the local dealer were to be contacted in order to determine the remedy for the vehicle. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #34

May 162014

Durango 6-cyl

  • miles
I have been waiting five months for parts for Dodge manufacutrer P14 recall. I had to wait six months for the replacement of one shock asorber. Dodge responce was a "new parts hold" I called my local Dodge dealer (nyle maxwell taylor, tx) regarding the P14 recall. I was told I was #26 in line to recieve the proper repair. So I am left to believe that it takes Dodge six months to a year to finally address safety recalls. In the meantime I have no choice but to continue to drive a potential accident/safety hazard. Most recent recall is P36. I guess my vehicle has to catch fire before this recall is addressed.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #33

Nov 272014

Durango

  • 102,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Durango. The contact received NHTSA campaign id number: 14V634000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The contact experienced the failure but the specifics were not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 102,000.

- Mcdoough, GA, USA

problem #32

Nov 262014

Durango

  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Durango. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The contact stated that the vehicle was experiencing the same failures listed in NHTSA campaign number: 14V104000 (service brakes, hydraulic). While driving approximately 25 mph in inclement weather, the contact went to depress brake pedal and the vehicle would not stop. As a result, the vehicle lost power steering. The engine seized repeatedly throughout the day. The contact also stated that a foul odor was coming from the heat/air vents. The vehicle was driven to the dealer. The manufacturer was aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 61,000.

- Wappinger Falls, NY, USA

problem #31

Nov 202014

Durango 6-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
Dodge has issued a recall on the tipm system for the 2011 Dodge Durango's. although I am having the same issues they are stating that my car is not under the recall as it is only for 2011 Durango's. my SUV is having the same exact problem but Dodge is refusing to fix it and will not provide any assistance.

- Orange Park , FL, USA

problem #30

Nov 182014

Durango 6-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
Vehicle would not start, took to dealership and was told it is the tipm but that the part is on back order and they can't say how long it will be.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #29

Nov 052014

Durango 6-cyl

  • 58,500 miles
Same as NHTSA campaign number: 14V530000, my vehicle had the exact same symptoms: Will not start, start then stalls, fuel pump continued to run. Luckily I was at home when it happened. Finally got it to dealership and it was diagnosed as the fuel pump relay problem. My vehicle was not covered under the recall since it is 2012 but has the same relay and tipm as 2011. I elected to have the repair done at the cost of $530 instead of the tipm replacement at $1400. Please look into this further as there is already a recall on this same problem in the 2011 Durango.

- Winter Garden, FL, USA

problem #28

Nov 052014

Durango

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Durango. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign id number: 14V391000 (electrical systems) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Pleasant Hill, CA, USA

problem #27

Sep 022014

Durango

  • 65,000 miles
I have been experiencing issues with vehicle not starting with both the inside push button, and the remote start. It has lost power while driving twice, however I was able to maintain control of the vehicle. Yesterday however, it lost power, I still had control of the vehicle while it was shutting down, then it "powered" back up, during which there was about three seconds in which I had no control over the vehicle. I simply lost all control.I believe that the vehicle may be experiencing problems related to the fuel pump relay, possibly the tpim, alternator, or a combination of all three. I am taking vehicle in Monday to have two recalls done for brake booster, and vanity light wiring issue. At that time they are going to do a diagnostic on it to see what the issue is.

- Brooksville, FL, USA

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