2013 Dodge Challenger electrical problems: bad tipm

Bad Tipm

2013 Dodge Challenger

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Dodge dealer.

7.2

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$940
Average Mileage:
43,050 miles
Total Complaints:
12 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace timp (5 reports)
  2. not sure (4 reports)
  3. replace TIPM and wiring (3 reports)
2013 Dodge Challenger electrical problems

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2013 Dodge Challenger Owner Comments

problem #12

Mar 012018

Challenger Rt

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles

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

Over the past 12 months, I've noticed my Challenger RT (60,000 miles) failing to start when ignition button pressed. At times, and recently more often, engine cranks but wont start. Have to cycle through the ignition (accessory and so on) to get the car to start. Dealer couldn't find any codes to explain the problem when I took it to them. I have read about the TIPM issues. There are two relays that are for the IPM, could one of these be going bad or do I need to replace the TIPM? I saw the 2013 Durangos had a TIPM recall, but apparently not the Challengers. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

- Mark R., Ladera Ranch, US

problem #11

Sep 302016

Challenger ES V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,200 miles

This problem started back in March before I hit my 75,000 mile limit. First it began as the car simply not turning over. Then it progressed to the car having to be jumped off. From maybe once every two or three weeks, to once or twice a week, then to every time I tried to turn on the car... I literally was praying to God to not let this be the time that it doesn't start. I was using jumper cables at first, but had to purchase a battery pack to jump it off. Then the battery pack stopped work and also using other people's vehicles to jump it off stopped working. During the course of these incidents, my transmission stopped responding. It would not go over 50 MPH at my best guess, the reason I say best guess is because the speedometer stopped working during these times. I would have to pull over on the highway (or where ever) and hope someone would be nice enough to stop. My brake lights would come on. My ABS light and my traction control light came on one day and never went away. By the time I was nearing my 75,000 mark, I took it to Dodge who told me that I needed to replace my battery (without looking at my car). By the time I did that, my car was over 75k. Then one day, I was driving home and the transmission did it's little thing again. So I pulled over and no amount of jumping or other vehicles could get the car started again. I had to pay to get the car towed to Dodge, 2 days later they tell me it is the TIPM. According to them it was because of after market wiring. In their defense, the day that my car would not start, my son put the jumper cables on backwards which caused the melted wires. However, they are blaming months and months of car issues on an incident that happen the very day they got the car. $750 and they don't know if the issue will be fixed or not... plus $110/hr to diagnose the problem... $75 towing charge.

- kimberlyrox, Gastonia, NC, US

problem #10

May 072016

Challenger ES V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,000 miles

There were MANY times this happened to me. I will be creating more incidents.

- kimberlyrox, Gastonia, NC, US

problem #9

Nov 022015

Challenger R/T 5.7L V8 Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles

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

Multiple engine warning lights. Multiple engine fault codes. Throttle Control Switch, Engine light, Traction Control Lights that come on for no reason and can't be shut off. Aaargh!!!!!

- Kevin K., Columbia, SC, US

problem #8

May 122014

Challenger R/T 5.7L V8 Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles

Drivers side window regulator not working. Multiple times . Dodge Forum suggested holding down switch for 10 seconds to reset. This has worked numerous times.

- Kevin K., Columbia, SC, US

problem #7

Dec 142015

Challenger R/T 5.7L V8 Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,533 miles

Key fobs not recognized. Display says key fob not recognized. Car won't start. Had fobs checked two at dealership, the third time they rebooted the computer, both worked a week, then one has never worked again.

- Kevin K., Columbia, SC, US

problem #6

Feb 092016

Challenger SXT 3.6L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles

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

Was out to dinner with my boyfriend and car wouldn't start in the parking lot. Tried starting it several time but nothing. We decided to go to a store for a while and see if when we came back out the car would start. Came out about an hour later and tried to start the car several times to no avail. Called the tow company and had it towed to the dealer and they replace the PCM.

- lhuds, Tewksbury, MA, US

problem #5

Jan 292016

Challenger SXT 3.6L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

Got car back from the dealer and two days later the car failed to start in a grocery store parking lot. Tried to start the car several times but nothing worked. Had the car towed to the dealer again. Dealer called me the next day (was 10pm at time of failure) to ask me what the problem was and that the car is running perfect. Now the car has an intermittent issue! The dealer had the car for TWO WEEKS and tried everything imaginable to try to reproduce the failure but the car started EVERY time. I have the car back now and am just waiting for it to fail for the 4th time. It is not a matter of IF it will fail again, but WHEN it will fail again.

- lhuds, Tewksbury, MA, US

problem #4

Jan 182016

Challenger SXT 3.6L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,500 miles

Had the car back for only a few days and it failed to start for the second time at my home. Attempted to start the car several times but did not start. Had car towed back to dealer and they replace the TIPM and repaired wiring (noticed some corrosion).

- lhuds, Tewksbury, MA, US

problem #3

Dec 142015

Challenger ES V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

I have taken this case in several times for the same problem. The driver windows repeatedly goes up and down on its own and drains my beat trey. Frustrated that no one can figure out why this is occurring.

- Wanda S., Gary, IN, US

problem #2

Sep 052014

Challenger RT 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,351 miles

Hello, I have a 2013 Silver Challenger bought from DARCARS in MD. The vehicle out of nowhere stops running, this also happened to me and my wife. I was also turning left after coming out of a parking lot slowly and everything went dead. The start would stay engaged and no ignition. There was gas in the tank this was most upsetting. On this day it was very warm mid 90,s and I had turn the air conditioning on high and it happened while listening to the radio. Maybe this had something to do with the computer. The car would not restart and only engage the starter.

What upsets me the most is that this could have happened to me on the highway. It’s very frustrating and dangerous. I’m afraid to pass people on the highway now, because I fear that MY car may turn off. I had the car towed back to the dealer where I bought it, a year earlier. This could have been a serious/disastrous experience. I’m not sure what could have caused this. Hoping this doesn’t happen again. Thanks’

- Michael B., Temple Hills, MD, US

problem #1

Jun 192014

Challenger Rt Blacktop 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles

My car isn't even a year old yet and it is sitting at the dealer waiting for a part that is on a nationwide backorder. What a damn joke. The dealer has no clue when the part will be in. Could be two weeks, could be two months. I won't hold my breath. I bought my car last August and it has been to the dealer three times. I guess that is what I get for buying an American car.

A defective TIPM is very serious. The car just shut off while driving to work. Luckily I was able to get to the side of the road without any incidents. So far I have had an AC issue, PCM issue, and now a TIPM issue. I may have to contact a lawyer regarding the lemon law. I don't think I will ever buy a Dodge again.

- James R., Lawrenceville, GA, US

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