pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
89,150 miles
Total Complaints:
130 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace TIPM (54 reports)
  2. not sure (29 reports)
  3. replace faultly TIPM module (25 reports)
  4. replace tipm or fuse box (10 reports)
  5. by-pass wiring harness (9 reports)
  6. tipm was fixed at dealership for $1425 (3 reports)
2011 Dodge Ram 1500 electrical problems

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2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 7)

problem #130

Dec 212020

Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles


It first became hard to start on 12/20. It steadily became worse, until 8/21, when it would not start at all.

- commellab, Palm Bay, US

problem #129

Mar 022020

Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles

2011 Dodge Ram, third time with the same issue. Stops while driving down the road. This time the truck would not start. Thankfully was able to be off the road. Called towing company, waited two hours for tow truck and had vehicle towed to mechanic. Was informed that it was the TIPM module, $1000 part. Unfortunately, even though it has low miles Chrysler won't help to fix the problem with a history of having issues. Researched issue and it is a KNOWN problem. Chrysler recalled Durangos and Jeeps but not Ram trucks!!!

Contacted Chrysler for any assistance they could give me. Of course, got the standard reply, truck isn't under warranty so sorry for your luck. After that, probably will never buy a Dodge truck again. Chrysler won't stand behind their vehicles and I am beyond frustrated. Have a Dodge Laramie, top of the line truck with extremely low miles and got nothing but an explanation of what a warranty is. They know there are issues with this part.

So here I go, dumping money it in again. Already replaced fuel pump and gas gauge, which was probably a result of this part going bad, but dealership fails to tell you that.

- Lisa G., East Liverpool, OH, US

problem #128

Nov 062020

Ram 1500 Laramie

  • Automatic transmission
  • 246,000 miles

Dealer charged for replacing sensors and fuel pump and gauge cluster before we took it to another dealer to fix the tipm which we told the first dealer was the problem from the start because we have a dodge grand caravan that we had the same problem with.

- Tracy C., Carthage, US

problem #127

Oct 202020

Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,125 miles


Will not start. Horn goes off by itself. Lights staying on. Just really tired of it and annoyed.

- philipcj, Radcliff, US

problem #126

Nov 262020

Ram 1500 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,502 miles

After reading about the TIPM issues on some dodge vehicles, I just realize I have enter into same problem as other people. I have not tested it yet but the symptoms are definitely there. My truck is a 2011 dodge Ram 1500 extended cab with very low miles and it is starting to crank for ever and won't start, I have to crank a few times until it starts. Today is 12/01/2020 and the issue started a few days ago, I will be making a video as soon as tomorrow morning and will record the issue and will try to upload it to youtube since some of the videos I have watched are not the most recent.

Something needs to get done by the manufacture since they make millions on this vehicles when it cost them pennies to make.

I am electrically/electronically inclined so I am not too lost on the things I need to get done to troubleshoot my problem, thanks to all those guys that have already found the problem and have pinpointed the issue, making it somewhat easier for all of us new to this problem. I am hoping Dodge steps up and helps us with this problem and will fix it for free before it causes a tragedy.

Update from May 25, 2021: so after further testing, my bill came to $1600.00 plus change. My fuel pump went below its pressure capacity due to relay staying "ON" inside circuit board fuse box. mechanic replace the circuit board and fuel pump to get my truck going. 5/25/2021 and my truck starts without a problem. It would be great news to get this money back from dodge.

Update from Jan 15, 2022: Today is 1/15/2022. If you saw my complaint about TIPM related to the small fuel pump relay located in the fuse box.I paid over $1500 to get it repaired. I got installed a new board and months later again failed, now I'm operating my truck with a short fused wire in my fuse box jumping a wire from ignition switch to fuel pump. ( so now I can't turn my key one notch to listen to my radio because it sends power direct to my fuel pump, with this ON is obvious that I will burn up or weaken my fuel pump) so I'm at 50,000 miles on my 1500 ram and back to my problem. DODGE , I hope you are reading our complaints and fix this problem and come out with a solution to this relay problem. This definitely was bad idea to solder a small relay into a board that can't be swap easy and costly to repair.

- Cesar S., Carson, US

problem #125

Aug 012017

Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

I had this problem for a while. I called dodge and they said its not a recall, and it's my problem.

- Jon O., Temecula, US

problem #124

Apr 132020

Ram 1500 Laramie/Longhorn 5.7L Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,100 miles


Electrical gremlins have taken over my truck! It started with infrequent and random alarm issues, going off at any time of day or night (my neighbors really appreciate that!). No apparent reason... just randomly going off whether the alarm was set and the doors were locked, or not. The problem had been going on for years but happened so infrequently that I didn't think there was anything that could be done. Within the last 2 weeks, I then noticed the cargo light would partially light up and the right rear tail light would flash. Those lights were cycling on and off again about every 2 minutes +/-, all day, all night, locked, or not, but only seems to happen while the truck was turned off.

About 4 days ago, the alarm went off again and the windows rolled down partially at the same time. I tried to start the truck after several days sitting and the battery was dead, which was replaced only 6 months ago. I jump started the truck, driving it around town to charge the battery and parked for 5 minutes at the store. After a few minutes the alarm is going off again... yep, that's my Ram! Four days and 3 false alarms later, it is in the shop for a new TIPM.

This is just another situation to chock up to the continual problems with these trucks. MOPAR did it wrong here and refuses to make it right. Between this electrical problem and the replaced motor at 83K, I've had it with MOPAR!

- Keith L., Hillsboro, US

problem #123

Jan 022020

Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,900 miles

2011 Dodge Ram, stalls while driving down the road. On my way to dealership for this problem happening once before. Was able to get pulled over, truck won't start back up. Tried at least 6-10 times to get started. Eventually got it started and drove to dealership. Mind you, the truck has less than 28000 miles on it. Dealership isn't sure of the problem, but said it might be the TIPM module, $1000 part plus labor. Couldn't tell me for sure if that was the issue. Wasn't going to spend that kind of money on a "maybe it's this part". Dealership kept it for over a week, but barely drove it. They couldn't get it to do it again. Took truck home and parked it. Contacted a second mechanic to look at it. They thought the throttle was carboned up, cleaned it and sent it back home to me.

- Lisa G., East Liverpool, OH, US

problem #122

Dec 232019

Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,900 miles

2011 Dodge Ram, quit running while driving down the road. Very hard to stop because you have no power steering or power brakes. Was able to get pulled over and vehicle started back up. Took it home and parked it until I could get it to dealership. Pretty scary to just stop running at 55 mph.

- Lisa G., East Liverpool, OH, US

problem #121

Feb 212020

Ram 1500 LX 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,600 miles

Bought from used dealer in Brunswick GA. Drove home and will not start. Of course I'm making payments and also bought 2 year warranty which of course does not cover fuse panel. Chrysler should take care of this problem. The average working man can not come close to being able to afford this repair. And if i get lucky enough to be able to fix it who's to say the new one will last? First and last time ever buying Dodge!!

- mtindall, Brunswick, US

problem #120

Oct 222019

Ram 1500 Sport 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,740 miles


It is ridiculous that Dodge does does not take responsibility for defective parts. I won't be buying another Dodge!

- Marybeth H., Blackfalds, AB, Canada

problem #119

Jan 012015

Ram 1500 SL 4.8L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles

Three years ago could hv been killed at 70 miles an hour and all of a sudden the truck just stopped on the inner state in Augusta SC. We insured this issue and the battery always being dead for about 8 months. Numerous calls to congressmen and to the national safety board and to Detroit. Class action suit before for this dangerous issue and ram was excluded for the recall 1100-1800 fix. Well, here's the solution for 150.00. The Jim-rods put the fuel pump relay switch on the tipm. They have redesigned this relay switch. Take the tipm out. Find a computer motherboard geek. Order new fuel pump relay switch. Have geek replace relay switch. Problem solved. They really need to be sued. Can't tell how many times I had to disconnect the battery until we could figure this out. No, I did call the congressmen, or national safety board. They (congressmen on the national safety board with Fait to suck it to the American public one more time. This was a very deadly realization on my part. I could have been spread all over interstate 20. Highway 17 in NC. Did they care hell no, I don't know how many deaths this has caused, but dealerships need to held accountable as well.

- Marla P., Hampsyeaf, US

problem #118

Apr 151921

Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,750 miles

Leaving for a trip out of town next day and both key FOBs were unresponsive. Battery was drawn down to 11.9v, so recharged it overnight and same issue next day. Truck drove normally to that point. Had no ignition, no lights worked (except under the hood, glove box and dome). Had to have it towed to dealership. Hours later, they called to tell me that it needed a new TIPM and parts and labour would be about $2000. While I waited, I went online and saw that the TIPM has been a known problem for years, and subject to class action suits and recalls. Sadly, not applicable to mine, I am sure the reason being that mine could not be fixed with a relay bi-pass as those covered under the recall could. The bi-pass costs a few bucks.

Anyway, I am glad we found out about it before I bought another MOPAR.

PS - We were also subject to an $1800 repair to replace broke manifold bolts, which is another well-documented common problem with 2011 (and other year) Rams.

No more of my money will go to and MOPAR, not because of problems, but because they appear to have ignored them for their own gain, Good f'n riddance.

- Glen S., Pickering, ON, Canada

problem #117

Mar 052019

Ram 1500 BigHorn 5.7L V8 Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

Dodge continually has problems with this year's (2011) TIPM and won't cover this under a warranty or recall. This has cost me $1300 for the part, labor and reprogramming.They need to do something about this. Loyal Dodge Owner's need to be taken care of.

- naulttwins, Lake Worth, US

problem #116

Jun 152018

Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

Replaced the original radio with the same radio(used) because the antenna went out on the original. The new radio works except we have to pull and replace the fuse all the time because once again there is something wrong In TIPM box. Will be looking for a bypass solution for this problem

- mccworld741tm, Surprise, US

problem #115

Oct 182018

Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 161,000 miles

My 2011 Ram was getting harder to start. It would turn over but never crank. Also, i could hear my fuel pump sputtering like it was going out. So, my first thought was the engine was starving from not receiving fuel. I began researching on the TIPM issue. Purchased the Fuel Pump Relay Bypass cable. Used it to test the Fuel pump. It was good. After further troubleshooting, found that it was indeed the relay. So used the cable to bypass for a temp solution. It now cranks perfectly, but unable to use the remote start as the fuel pump doesn't work without using the key.

This is happening to way to many people that purchased the RAMS and it would be good to keep the loyalty of Mopar lovers to do a recall and replace the Faulty TIPM.


- Robert M., Lebanon, US

problem #114

Jan 082019

Ram 1500 Quad Cab V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 162,676 miles

We had just purchased this vehicle two days before the truck would not start. We took it to the Dodge Auto repair near us and they stated it was the TIPM and it was not a cheap fix. As we've done more research on that part it shows that Chrysler has been in multiple lawsuits for this part going out in vehicles of the year as our truck and that they are to fix this at their expense, not ours. We was told this is not true, only certain vehicles are under this recalls, not all. I called Chrysler FCA and they stated that the place that repaired our truck needed to call them not us and tell them that it was the TIPM and nothing else that went out, and they would look into it. The fuel pump went out due to the TIPM issue so we had to repair that as well, and miss two days of work and rent a vehicle too. I feel like they need to place our truck on the recall list and reimburse our money for all repairs and the rental we had to get as well. No one will talk to me and we keep getting the run around. Thinking about getting an attorney to set up a lawsuit against them due to all the hassle and problems we are having.

- Fayann B., Primm Springs, US

problem #113

Jan 102018

Ram 1500 Bighorn 5.7L Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 126,000 miles

Difficult and long morning starts, eventually multiple start attempts even after initial use. Used the "by-pass" harness purchased from Ebay, bypassed the Fuel pump relay to a light on fuse so that fuel pump comes on once ignition is turned on and bypasses the relay for start. Noe it starts right away. But - having other electrical issues such as interior lights not working and similar. Real shady design, without an expensive replacement solution, it is covered by recall but not for the Ram trucks. That is a real shame, as they acknowledged the issue and then did not include all vehicles affected. That is pathetic approach. Will not be buying another vehicle by Chrysler

- Jakub M., Miramar, US

problem #112

Sep 012018

Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,600 miles

The horn quit working. I went to start it and nothing. The four-ways started and I could not get them off. They went off by themselves. Looked online and the TIPM came up. Used the jumper wire solution. I can't believe Dodge does not have a fix for this. I also own a 2012 Grand Caravan. 2 Dodges for sale. No more Dodges for me.

- Norman H., Norton Shores, US

problem #111

Aug 092018

Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,500 miles

I woke up to a dead truck battery and had to replace it costing about $200. The next morning I woke up to a dead battery again and when I was jumping the battery off I found the culprit. It was the fuel pump running without the truck running. After lots of research on the WEB I found that the cause was most likely a faulty fuel pump relay. Of course its not just a relay that can be pulled out and replaced no of course not that would be reasonable and easy. It is a relay that is Soldered into the bottom of TIPM and has to be replaced but the dealership will only replace the entire TIPM for over $1000.

This is just an unreasonable expense for a minor fix if they would be willing to fix it but they just want to pull out the old TIPM and replace it. After seeing how many have had this issue with a multitude of Dodge, Chrysler, and Jeeps this should be a recall and replaced at their expense. This issue is not new or very limited in scope rather its very wide ranging across all their vehicles using the TIPM. Recall it already!

- garciaram, Buford, US

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