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TIPM Common Issues

What are the most common vehicles with a TIPM (Totally Integrated Power Module ) problems?

Most Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep vehicles have TIPM units with these issues. Dodge Durango SUVs has a general issue  with TIPM failing. Most of the models we see problems with are listed below.

  • 2011 /12 Dodge Durango / Dodge Ram
  • 2008/12 Dodge Caravan
  • 2011 /12 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • 2008/12 Chrysler Town & Country
  • 2011 /12 Volkswagen Routan

TIPM Fuel Relay Repair for Dodge Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Caravan, Chrysler Town and Country, VW Routan

Vehicles with the most common TIPM problems and issues are Dodge, Chrysler, Volkswagen, and Jeep vehicles with a defective TIPM module unit. If you have a Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango, or Dodge Caravan that is not receiving fuel and will not start or drains the battery, It is likely a TIPM issue.

What can you do about a bad TIPM? Well, What is a TIPM and what does a TIPM do?

TIPM is the acronym for Totally Integrated Power Module. Inside the TIPM is a control board with fuses that is like the computer to your cars electronics systems. The computer contains relays which  distribute power to the electrical components in your vehicle. If it fails, the vehicle will have many electrical problems, and often won’t even start. It can also cause your battery to not charge properly, causing more failure in your vehicle. ​

Symptoms of a faulty fuel relay in your TIPM:

The main symptoms of a bad fuel pump relay, is not getting fuel to the fuel pump relay causing it to hard start or not start, or the fuel pump staying on… causing it to drain the battery. If the fuel pump relay starts failing, this cause rapid deterioration as it begins to solder, until the vehicle won’t start. The fuel pump can also get stuck in the on mode, and you will hear a buzzing coming from the rear of the vehicle where the fuel pump is located. If this happens, the pump will remain on until the battery is drained. Here are some common complaints we have heard about this:

  • It would be hard to start and now it does not start at all.
  • My car shut off while driving, when I tried turning it back on it took several tries for it to start (hard start) up again.
  • The Battery died, I have had it replaced and it died again a few days later.
  • The car acts like there it’s out of gas, when the tank has plenty of gas in it.
  • The Car stalls out.