That was the first thing I tried. Sounds to me its the TIPM
No but there is a defective part and a Lawsuit (if the Totally Integrated Power Module is the issue) on your vehicle!update the nitro is currently in the shop. i called Chrysler customer service yesterday and they were not willing to do anything for me because there was no known recall on my vehicle.
SOURCEBy Aebra Coe
Law360, New York (March 30, 2015, 5:43 PM ET) -- Consumers suing Chrysler Group LLC over alleged defective power modules told a New York federal judge Friday that the automaker improperly confused pleading with proof when it argued the class action should be tossed because they can’t prove the company was aware of the problem.
Contrary to the carmaker’s contentions, the 12 plaintiffs from 11 states say their complaint uses “great detail” to allege Chrysler flouted consumer protection laws and breached express and implied warranties by building and selling vehicles with the defective part, which powers...
The Center for Auto Safety, a nonprofit group founded by Ralph Nader, filed a petition last August asking for an investigation. It contended that an electrical power control module used by Chrysler in millions of vehicles since 2007 can go haywire, causing them to stall in traffic and cut off devices powered by electricity. The allegation covered Ram pickup trucks, Chrysler and Dodge minivans, the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango and Dodge Journey SUVs, the Jeep Wrangler, and other models.
But the agency said it analyzed consumer complaint data and determined that problems were addressed by fuel pump relay recalls.
"No valid evidence was presented in support of claims related to air bag non-deployment, unintended acceleration or fire" due to problems with the power control modules, the agency wrote. "These claims were found to be wholly without merit based on review of the field data and design of the relevant systems and components."
In September of last year, Fiat Chrysler recalled nearly 189,000 2011 Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos to fix the fuel pump relays. Then it added 338,000 2012 and 2013 vehicles in February.
NHTSA said additional investigation was unlikely to bring a finding of a safety defect, so it denied the petition.
Clarence Ditlow, executive director of the center, said he considers the two recalls a victory because the fuel pump relay is part of the power control module. The only remaining issue, he said, is whether all the vehicles with stalling problems were covered by the recalls.
"We're going to continue to monitor this," he said.
"It was more or less a patch, a roundabout way of fixing the issue without replacing the total problem," he said.
Federal regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have decided that those recalls are action enough. The agency has dropped any further investigation into complaints of TIPM malfunctions in nearly two dozen other models.
"Here you have NHTSA not even investigating the TIPM module and giving it a clean bill of health, which is just wrong," auto safety advocate Clarence Ditlow said.
Ditlow had petitioned for the investigation and a recall of 4.7 million TIPM-equipped cars
"What NHTSA's not considering is these cars are stalling on the roads, and they are accidents waiting to happen," he said.
A separate class-action settlement expected to be finalized next month will reimburse drivers who got repairs before the recall. It also covers only three model years of Grand Cherokees and Durangos.
Drivers of other cars are involved in a second lawsuit filed in New York.
"Consumers are still having TIPM modules fail in these vehicles.They're paying $1,100 to $1,200 to get them repaired," Ditlow said.
A spokesman for Fiat Chrylser said the company won't comment about court cases until they're finalized.
The company issued a blanket statement that its cars meet federal safety standards.
The plaintiffs claim Dodge and Jeep owners have spent a small fortune on unneeded repairs for batteries, fuel pumps and other car parts, all while the real trouble was caused by defective TIPMs.
SOURCEChrysler ordered a recall in September 2014, but that recall included only the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs. Then in February 2015, another recall was ordered for the 2012-2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs.
As part of the settlement agreement, Chrysler acknowledges that finalization of the terms of the agreement is based on a voluntary recall of 2012-2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs to install a stronger pump relay external to the TIPM-7. The recall is based on findings the SUVs can experience failures in the fuel pump relay within the TIPM-7 that could result in a stall condition or the inability to start the SUVs.
Chrysler says in the recall notices sent to owners, it has offered, or will offer affected owners reimbursement for out-of-pocket costs for prior repairs of the TIPM defect. Owners can get back the $1,100 to $1,200 repair cost of a TIPM-7 module and for the cost of a rental vehicle.
As part of the settlement agreement, Chrysler will reimburse owners for costs for prior repairs including an offer to reimburse part and labor costs for not only the fuel pump relay condition, but also related parts and labor and rental car costs so long as such expenses are supported by appropriate documentation.
However, FCA US will make an attempt to locate the documentation if the owner cannot provide it.
Chrysler also agreed to extend the warranty period for the external fuel pump relays installed in accordance with the recalls. Owners of the 2011-2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs are covered by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty on certain vehicle components.
The warranty extension will cover a period of seven years from the original date of sale of the vehicle or 70,000 miles on the odometer, whichever occurs first. The automaker agrees that it will repair or replace the external fuel pump relay free of charge during this extended warranty period.
The Center for Auto Safety (CAS) tried to wake-up the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) about Chrysler TIPM problems, but the government ignored CAS and never opened an investigation even though years of complaints stacked up about the Dodge and Jeep TIPMs.
"The Safety Act requires NHTSA to grant or deny a defect petition in 120 days. NHTSA took 337 days to deny CAS’ Defect Petition, failed to obtain a single document from Velasco [the plaintiff] including ones that showed Chrysler began an investigation more than a year earlier than it told NHTSA, and used the 337 days to construct a strawman denial of the CAS Petition." - Clarence Ditlow, Center for Auto Safety
The Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee TIPM class-action lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California - Velasco, et al. v. Chrysler Group LLC.
The plaintiffs are represented by Girard Gibbs LLP, and Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky Wotkyns, LLP.
Yes I did, and I still ended up taking it to Dodge to have it computer reset and it lasted for two days, ran really good. Then the lights started come on in the dash board, door locks, started this morning, and the headlights coming on without the truck on. I like the truck but this is so depressing and I have only had it two years. thanks for your reply :}