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.

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NCAP 5-Star Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

Driver FrontPassenger FrontDriver SidePassenger SideSide PoleRollover
2012 Durango SUV 2WD************1*************2
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1 This vehicle rolled onto its side after impact in a side MDB NCAP test.

2 The Durango rollover ratings and Overall Vehicle Score do not apply to the Durango R/T

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IIHS Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

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2012 Dodge Durango 4-door SUV

2012 Dodge Durango 4-door SUV Good performance in front, side, rear and rollover tests.

Moderate Overlap FrontSmall Overlap FrontSideRearRollover
G Overall
G Head/Neck Injury
G Chest Injury
G Left Leg Injury
G Right Leg Injury
G Restraints
G Structure
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M Overall
G Head/Neck Injury
G Chest Injury
A Hip/Thigh Injury
P Lower Leg/Foot Injury
A Restraints
P Structure
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G Overall
G Structure
Driver
G Head Protection
G Head/Neck Injury
A Torso Injury
G Pelvis/Legs Injury
Rear Passenger
G Head Protection
G Head/Neck Injury
G Torso Injury
G Pelvis/Legs Injury
TEST NOTES: . Applies to models built after May 2011. Get the full IIHS report »
G Overall
G Geometry
G Dynamic
TEST NOTES: Power cloth seats (AHR). Get the full IIHS report »
G Overall
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Ratings only apply to the model and body or seat type tested. The date of manufacture and optional safety equipment can affect results. For full details see www.iihs.org.

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