Notes: The third generation Durango is plagued by a defective TIPM, particularily in the 2011 and 2012 model years.

TIPM, which stands for Totally Integrated Power Modules, is responsible for controlling and distributing power to all the vehicle’s electrical functions. So when your TIPM goes haywire, bad things start happening. Things like your water pump can stop working, your engine can stall out and your airbags can randomly deploy.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 24
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,314 miles

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2011 Dodge Durango electrical problems

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2011 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 14 of 17)

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problem #68

Jun 202014

Durango 8-cyl

  • 27,000 miles


On June 20, 2014, my Dodge Durango citadel stalled in traffic at 50 mph, almost causing a horrible accident. This was the 2nd time it had occurred. I coasted the vehicle to a side street.

- Tempe, AZ, USA

problem #67

Apr 232014

Durango 8-cyl

  • 26,000 miles
While driving 65 mph on a highway, my Durango citadel stalled in traffic, almost creating a horrible accident.

- Tempe, AZ, USA

problem #66

May 262014


  • 55,000 miles
Durango had a difficult time starting, it would take several attempts to start especially after sitting over night or during the work day. Before I could get it to a dealership, the truck failed to start (thankfully I was at home) and we had to have the truck towed to the dealership. After roughly 2 weeks the tipm was replaced/repaired and I picked up the truck on 6/10/14. The truck now starts fine, however, the signal lights do not work, now- and the fog lights flash when the signal lights are supposed to be on! in many cases I have heard this also affects my brake lights!! my legal vehicle is now illegal and not at my own fault but through Chrysler/Dodge.

- Centennial, CO, USA

problem #65

Jun 102014


  • 41,000 miles


The truck don't start is a problem with the push start

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #64

Jun 072014


  • 47,500 miles
My 2011 Dodge Durango cranks but wont turn over after several tries it would start and after a few days it just wouldn't turn on at I had to call a tow truck to tow it in to dealership.still had extended warranty on my Durango so I took it back to dealership and they informed me they would have to replace my tipm and all I had to pay was my I picked it up when they fixed it. Drove it home and put about 30 miles on it and my engine light came back on so I called and they had me take it back the next morning now they said it was an ignition coil and expected me to pay my deductible again. After some discussion they waved to fee.and I received my car back after another day in a half. I drove it home and as I got there we noticed the right front turn signal didn't work instead my fog lights would blink so I called dealership and they said they needed some codes to reprogram the turn signal. I had only put about 15 miles on it since I picked it up and my engine light is back on again. So here I go 4th day back to dealership and its so frustrating that no one cares after so many complaints on this part (tipm).I guess they are waiting till someone gets hurt or dies. Like the case with GM and there faulty ignition switch. I was lucky my Durango stopped working in my driveway and not on the road cause I have 3 small children and they are always with me.just pray to god that nothing happens to my children.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #63

Jun 042014

Durango 6-cyl

  • 62,040 miles
Car just shut off while pulling out into a busy intersection, would not restart. The starter would engage but it would not start the engine would sputter continuously. Loss of power, and electricity. Almost caused me to get hit from the side while my 2 kids were in back seat!!!!!! the other car slammed on breaks stopping mere inches from the driver-side. A 5 car pile up behind him occurred due to this matter! a gentleman pushed me to the side of the road where I waited for a tow truck. Before the tow truck arrived I researched problems this vehicle only to find that I'm not the only one that has had this happen!!!!! after the car was turned off for a while, I tried to start it and it would start after several attempts and my pumping the gas pedal to keep it at a idle until the engine caught on that it was supposed to be running. I avoided the tow fine but drove my car to the autozone 1/2 mile up the road (same side of the road...too scared to cross intersections). There was no diagnostic code found, which come to find out is also common when the tipm is faulty! every time 3 out of 5 times I try to start my car I have to go through the same thing. This car is not safe and it needs to be fixed asap. I have a family and a job that need this car to operate efficiently.

- Raeford, NC, USA

problem #62

Jan 302013


  • 41,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that the turning signals would not operate, the vehicle would stall sporadically and the would occasionally fail to accelerate. The vehicle would operate normally once restarted after stalling, but the failure was recurring. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the totally integrated power module had malfunctioned. The vehicle was repaired but the failure was not remedied. The contact also indicated that the rear hatch would independently open and the door locks were also malfunctioning. The contact became locked in the vehicle for 20 minutes before the power door locks became operable. The vehicle was not repaired but was later diagnosed with a 4-wheel low lock switch failure when it rolled downhill while secured in park. The switch was replaced and the failure was remedied. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Beckley, WV, USA

problem #61

Jul 292013

Durango 8-cyl

  • 51,129 miles
Wont start just cranks and wont turn over. If start after sever times lost compression and shut down even driving it. Trembling and shaking when its starts if its starts. Not to able to start, shut off without warnings.

- Riverview, FL, USA

problem #60

May 052014

Durango 6-cyl

  • 49,000 miles
The vehicle started smoking while parked. Vehicle will not start. It was taken to a collision center, but they couldn't figure out what the problem is. The vehicle was later taken to the Dodge dealer and they still have not determined the problem or cause. Their guess is that there was a shortage, or problems with the tipm (totally integrated power modules) and they also have not been able to start the vehicle.

- Midland, GA, USA

problem #59

Apr 172014

Durango 6-cyl

  • 50,146 miles
Vehicle would not start, would start then it would shut off within a few seconds of being on, this would be repeated several times before the vehicle would stay on and we could drive it. Sometimes it would be fine for the rest of the day, other times it would be a continued problem throughout the same day. This has been ongoing since the first incident back in April 2014. We notified the dealer the problem still existed, but they did not find a solution. We informed the dealer of problems with the tipm module and that we felt this was the problem, the dealer denied this was the problem and said that the battery was the problem. We are extremely concerned that the fuel line relay remains active and engaged while the vehicle is standing, this could be potentially life threatening if it were to be rear ended or hit by a moving vehicle. We are concerned that our children, anyone in the vehicle could be seriously injured or killed if this were to happen. With hundreds of complaints from consumers with Chrysler/Dodge vehicles experiencing the very same problem and with a national back order on the very part that needs fixing, we find it unconscionable that there hasn't been a recall!!

- Killeen, TX, USA

problem #58

May 142013


  • 45,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Durango. The contact stated there were several attempts before the engine would start. The failure was a constant occurrence. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who stated that the totally integrated power module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #57

May 052014


  • 44,400 miles
I recently purchased a 2011 Dodge Durango. I love this vehicle. Only problem I have encountered just recent, is the rear ac. For some reason, it will turn to high fan setting and the highest temperature possible. The rear controls are on cool and the fan is set to low. I also have the same settings for the front. I have read different forums online and seen several people talking about this matter. Yesterday my daughter began to cry because the 3rd row was extremely hot from the heater being on. Do you know of Chrysler is aware of the possible problem. Please respond if you can assist me.

- Beeville, TX, USA

problem #56

Jan 112014


  • 37,000 miles
I was the extremely proud owner of a 2011 Dodge Durango. By far the best vehicle I have ever owned. On January 11, 2014 while on our way home with our (2) children, we were heading down a mountain coming into a turn. It was foggy that night and unsure if there was ice on the road I was driving a maximum speed of 20 miles an hour. I drive this road every day, as I have for the past 25 years. When I started to apply my brakes, they locked up/grabbed at which point we started to gain speed and went directly into a guard rail ultimately totaling my vehicle. I thank all that is good in this world that no one was seriously injured, but extremely terrified and thankful that we were not going any faster. This was the worst night of my life as we stood in the middle of the night a long the road waiting for help. The psp did not show up for about 2 hours and once the tow truck got there we had to wait even longer. I have to ask myself if knowing about the possibility of brake corrosion may have prevented this accident. I know vehicles are replaceable, but as I said this was the best vehicle that I have ever had and I miss it to this day.

- Landisburg, PA, USA

problem #55

Jun 212012

Durango 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
June of 2013, engine start problems, crank and no start, or crank and run very rough -- sever misfires. Complained to dealer, no codes, so they say no problem. Problem became more severe, recorded video and audio of the problem on my phone. Also had issue with sirius/xm loosing all station presets, and the vehicle would loose connection with the key fob. Could be power issue. They opted to replace the fuel pump with no diagnostics to confirm that this would correct the problem. After the fuel pump was replaced took the vehicle home, next morning it would crank and not start. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, eventually the tipm (totally integrated power module) was replaced. At least one issue with the tipm has been substandard solid state relays inside the module. This fundamental flaw has seemed to cause a flood of problems across the Chrysler product line with a wide range of symptoms. Due to the wide range of symptoms, very poor built in diagnostics, and the inability or unwillingness of service departments to properly diagnose problems, this has led to under reporting of tipm issue. Please ask for data from Chrysler regarding tipm replacements for model years since its introduction. I still have intermittent problem with engine starting and running very rough (severe misfires), no codes along other electrical problems. This vehicle is not safe if the systems of this vehicle do not operate properly and in unison. The tipm is an achilles heel that poses a significant danger to drivers and the motoring public.

- Carlisle, PA, USA

problem #54

Feb 032014


  • 52,000 miles
Vehicle had problems starting earlier in the day. Aprox 3am neighbors knocked on our windows saying it was on fire. Fire dept put fire out which started in engine compartment. Total loss.

- Tacoma, WA, USA

problem #53

Nov 212013


  • 49,217 miles
Tipm was replaced and vehicle started to do the same similar things, however, this time it locked my 9 yr. Old daughter in the vehicle with it running and the key fob was in the vehicle. She had to unbuckle and let me in. The electrical system still has a mind of its own, stalls in road at different speeds, also while driving it acts like the engine is shutting off then it comes back, and continues this procedure a few times until it finally comes back to life. 4low has not properly worked ever, and is a danger when in an emergency situation, and you need it. They say they have redesigned the 4low, evidentially there are problems with it. The dealership, sheets, says there's nothing wrong with the part again.vehicle starts and dies, stalls in road, acts like it's going to stall and comes back, controls inside vehicle do whatever they want to do when they want to. Front signal light keeps blowing, and will not take a bulb, it blows them out every time, so when blinker is turned on the fog lights flash up front, like hazard flashers. The back passenger bulb has been replaced many times, and for now they are the only signals working, except for the ones on the mirrors. Fuel pump stays on sometimes after vehicle is shut off. Basically the vehicle is still a danger to anyone inside it, and to anyone on the road, due to the fact that it can cause an accident at any given time. The vehicle locked up in 4low/tow-haul mode, and then the entire transmission locked up. Had to come home approx. 1-2 miles at a very low speed, with hazard lights on, and then had to coast in driveway because the transmission had no gears, and locked up. Dodge really needs to recall this. If they designed this vehicle correctly the first time none of the maintenance would be necessary, and we would not have had to call Dodge so many times. If the problem was not recurring the issue would be resolved.

- Beckley, WV, USA

problem #52

Jan 272014


  • 43,000 miles
While driving 35 mph the battery light illuminated, the dashboard lights started going on and off, and the windshield wipers activated. The car then lost all power, acceleration, and power steering. The car was towed to my mechanic who diagnosed a failed alternator. After the alternator was replaced, the car still would not function properly. The car then had to be towed to the nearest dealer who diagnosed a powertrain control module failure(PCM). The PCM was on backorder but part was received 1 week later. The PCM had to be replaced and reprogrammed. Dodge refuses to take responsibility for the alternator that failed due to the faulty PCM.

- Sheffield, PA, USA

problem #51

Feb 022014

Durango 8-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
Tipm failure. Vehicle will not start. Dodge refuses any assistance with repair of over $1200. Class action lawsuit by [xxx] has been started. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Rockwall, TX, USA

problem #50

Sep 162013


  • 34,000 miles
Tried to start vehicle and it would not start and the smell of burn wiring this happen several times. I seen the check engine appear and disappear I thought maybe oxygen sensor, or loose wire. So during the holidays November the vehicle cease to start and the vehicle radio and air bag light continue to operate off and on. I contacted a dealer who stated that they would work on the vehicle after the holiday January 9 2014 but change it to the 21 of January so I contacted Chrysler Dodge Corp and they gave me a case number and I stated that others had the same problem and was there a recall. They sent me to the stealership to get it check out. They stated that it would take them a while to check it out one day and they said they fixed the problem (tip module) and that I should pay for it and if not they will charge me 45 dollars a day if I did not pick it up. I stated that I am waiting for the Dodge Corp to help with the bill. They then stated they are not going to help and if I don't pay they will enforce their extra monies for having it there. I thought they wanted customers not chase them away. Go Fiat.

- Hillside, NJ, USA

problem #49

Jun 012013

Durango 6-cyl

  • miles
2011 Dodge Durango... trouble starting. We purchased it new in March of 2011. We have been having this problem since June 2013. It takes 8-15 tries to get the car started. It keeps getting worse. My car also has a "fan sound" after it is turned off. It runs down the battery and battery dies everyday.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

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