What the Heck is a TIPM?
Totally Integrated Power Module Issues
The TIPM is responsible for controlling and distributing power to all of the electrical functions of the vehicle, including safety and ignition systems. The lawsuit claims Chrysler has long been aware of the TIPM problem, but refuses to publicly acknowledge it.
A defective TIPM can sometimes make it impossible to start your car. In addition, it can cause any of the following:
The fuel pump not turning off
The airbags not deploying OR deploying randomly
The engine stalling while driving
The horn going off at random times
In other words, having a vehicle with a faulty TIPM is like driving something possessed.
A History of Problems
The lawsuit claims Chrysler is well aware of the problems with the TIPM because 80,894 Jeep Wranglers and Dodge Nitro vehicles
were recalled in 2007 for the same problem. In that recall, defective TIPMs had a software issue that could cause the engine to stall.
According to our data, the average TIPM repair cost is $1,200 and owners report the problems can occur under 40,000 miles. Complaint data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration mirrors the reports filed with CarComplaints.com.
The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee has the most TIPM complaints on file for engine not starting problems, and the same issue is the second most frequently reported complaint on CarComplaints.com over the last 90 days.
A Chrysler spokesman said "it would be inappropriate to comment on this matter as it is currently in litigation." Funny, we think it's inappropriate to not stand behind your products.