Chrysler Investigation Requested by Safety Advocates

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Chrysler’s recent recall might just be the start of something bigger.

The Center for Auto Safety (CAS) filed a petition with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requesting a broader investigation related to the recent 2011 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee recall. The American automaker’s SUVs have been recalled for a relay failure with the vehicles’ Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM) resulting in a fuel pump failure that could cause the vehicles to not start or stall while moving.

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According to CAS attorney Michael Brooks, the safety group has received at least 70 complaints related to the Chrysler TIPM “and there have been hundreds if not thousands of TIPM-related complaints filed with NHTSA.” The group is requesting NHTSA conduct an investigation on the 2007 through 2014 model years suggesting that TIPM issues are more widespread than Chrysler admits.

[Source: Leftlane News]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • No1Moparnut No1Moparnut on Oct 15, 2014

    My challenger used to randomly shut off when sharply turning right. I have since had the car tuned, which seemed to eliminate the issue. I also have friends with other Chrysler vehicles (charger, durango) that have also stalled while driving. Very dangerous for a vehicle to stall while driving. Chrysler needs to find a new fuel pump relay manufacturer.