Girard Gibbs has filed a class action lawsuit against Chrysler involving its 2008 model year Chrysler 300 and 2011-2012 model year Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Grand Caravan, and Dodge Durango vehicles. The lawsuit alleges that these Chrysler vehicles are equipped with a defective Totally Integrated Power Module, or TIPM, that causes numerous electrical problems for the vehicles and poses serious safety risks for consumers.
Alleged TIPM Defect
According to the class action complaint, vehicles equipped with a defective TIPM suffer from various problems, such as trouble starting the vehicle, stalling, the fuel pump not shutting off, and random activation of the vehicle's alarm, horn, or windshield wipers. The complaint alleges that the problem is so widespread that the TIPM part is on national backorder, taking weeks and sometimes months to get a replacement TIPM. According to the complaint, Chrysler has so far refused to reimburse impacted Chrysler owners for their rental car costs or the cost of expensive repairs. Chrysler also refuses to recall the TIPM, despite knowing that the defective TIPM pose serious safety risks to those who continue to drive the impacted Chrysler vehicles.