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Unread 04-07-2012, 09:20 PM   #1
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Faulty TIPM Module?

A couple of weeks ago my door locks stopped working. I couldn't lock or unlock my doors from the keyfob or from the switch on the doors. When I used my keyfob my horn would still honk and the lights would still flash but nothing from the actual locks. I was finally able to take it into my mechanic this week and he thought it was the master door switch located under the driver door panel. He switched that out and the locks still didn't work. He said he then spent a good deal of time on the phone with Chrysler and they said that I must have a short in the TIPM module (Totally Integrated Power Module). He then said that Chrysler said unfortunately this was a known problem in Chrysler vehicles and because of this the part was on national backorder and they didn't know when it would become available. So long story short I had to pay my mechanic $100 this week to diagnose a problem that he supposedly can't fix.

My question is has anyone else had this problem or know if this is the correct solution. He said that when the part is available it is a $350 part plus labor to fix which seems obscene to me and I'm about to start making some very angry phone calls to Chrysler to let them know how happy I am with there product.

Thanks in advance.

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Unread 04-09-2012, 02:05 PM   #2
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Also, does anyone know if all Chrysler TIPM modules are compatible to be replaced provided a reflashing from the dealer or if it is only ones for the same year and model? I will probably go digging in a junkyard for another one to see if I can replace it myself.
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Unread 04-09-2012, 05:15 PM   #3
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Also, does anyone know if all Chrysler TIPM modules are compatible to be replaced provided a reflashing from the dealer or if it is only ones for the same year and model? I will probably go digging in a junkyard for another one to see if I can replace it myself.
I would say your problem sounds like the WCM,The WCM controls your Door Lock.I have a 08 KK,that had a no start due to the WCM,plus the door locks didnt work.Double check your fuses,and make sure they are in tight.If you need a WCM,it needs to be programmed.
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Unread 04-10-2012, 06:04 PM   #4
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There are also relays on the main board of the TIPM that control door locks so if there is a short there then it would be a faulty TIPM.
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Unread 04-10-2012, 08:12 PM   #5
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Just wanted to mention that 08s had a WCM problem,mine was replaced twice,plus there a TSB for WCM problem.You could try a reset and see if the module works again because they are known to lock up.
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Unread 06-15-2012, 07:43 AM   #6
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I am in a nightmare tipm module situation myself. I drive an 08 town and country. My van broke down while in Orlando fl on a vacation. Because of this stupid part on back order, we had to leave the van and drive a rental back.
Now I've contacted Chrysler and some how mysterically they now have my part and my van is ready. Now I have to fly back to Orlando and pick up my van to drive home.
I have huge out of pocket expenses over this. Waiting to hear back from Chrysler to find out what they are going to do about this!
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Unread 06-15-2012, 12:39 PM   #7
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I am in a nightmare tipm module situation myself. I drive an 08 town and country. My van broke down while in Orlando fl on a vacation. Because of this stupid part on back order, we had to leave the van and drive a rental back.
Now I've contacted Chrysler and some how mysterically they now have my part and my van is ready. Now I have to fly back to Orlando and pick up my van to drive home.
I have huge out of pocket expenses over this. Waiting to hear back from Chrysler to find out what they are going to do about this!
damn - how much is this costing you? add it up plz....I am curious!
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Unread 09-04-2012, 05:01 PM   #8
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I too know the feeling just recently I had a total TIPM failure which subsequently made me drag my jeep in to the dealer. I would unlock the car with the key fob and it would start honking incessantly and wipers front and back start going and spewing all the wiper fluid, the back window popping open and door locks start sputtering and not to mention the dash and gauges and headlights start going off like I'm having a rave in my jeep. Just found out its the TIPM and its going to cost about $530.00
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Unread 12-13-2012, 10:35 PM   #9
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TIPM problems on Minvans too -related?

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2010 T&C with 39,300 miles. In service 22 months. October 30th woke up to dead battery. October 31st woke up to dead battery. Took to dealership November 1st. Two weeks of paying for battery, miscellaneous parts such as TIPMs. Chrysler doesn't like dealership and says if we want to hold out any hope for reimbursement we need to use one that they want. Take to their "certified" dealership. They cannot find anything wrong with it. Except the minor problem of every morning the battery is dead. Replace TIPM and PCM. Declare problem fixed. They tell Chrysler to close out our case because there is nothing wrong with van. They ran diagnostic tests and got no codes. Next day battery is dead. They give up and give van back to first dealership. To appease Chrysler they send van 120 miles to their sister dealership which is certified. That was November 23rd. I called Chrysler to tell them where van is and find out they closed case because dealer #2 said it was fixed. December 10, we call again to ask what Chrysler will do to help us. they say "Nothing - your van is at a non-certified dealership." This despite telling them on 11/27 and 11/30 where the van was and that since 11/23 their certified dealership has been working with Chrysler in MI to fix problem. Apparently not real good with record keeping OR making cars.
After reading about some being without vehicles for 4 months, I guess we don't have it so bad. Oh yeah - the Executive service representative from Chrysler told us yesterday she has never heard of a problem like this or having to have more than one TIPM. Then why do I get 29,000 hits on Google for Chrysler TIPM and there are over 3,200 views on the thread on the Chrysler forum line "2010 Chrysler T&C TIPM problem?"
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Unread 09-10-2013, 08:52 PM   #10
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Im a chrysler tech .... The tipim is a known issuse only cause it has so many tasks..... Some times a driver fails and no way to replace it so u get a whole tipim to fix. Nit sure what lawsuit covers but its just a overloaded computer. Which they changed in later years our star net vehs have less responsibility on each module but more modules
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