Dodge Electrical System Integrated Trailer Brake Control


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Dodge Ram 2500 2006
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Aug 28, 2010
Location:
West Covina, CA

2006 dodge ram 2500 cummins diesel-failed left turn signal/brake light on factory installed trailer plug. my parents purchased this truck new in 2007 that happened to have the trailer package included. i recently tried to hook up a trailer to my parents truck. i noticed the left turn signal and stop light on the trailer did not work. i went through the trailer and found all wiring to function correctly. i tested the factory installed trailer plug on the truck bumper and found the metal pin that sends the signal to the left signal/brake light of the trailer non-functioning. i tested the wire under the truck and found the same wire that attaches to the trailer plug had no electrical current. i checked the fuse box and all fuses were functioning. i checked the internet and found many people with the same complaint. the common cause for the problem listed was the fuse box(aka tipm). there isn't a separate fuse for the trailer signal for a issues like a short. the whole circuit for the left light is closed by the software. instead of just replacing a fuse the whole fuse box needs to be replaced. the average cost is $1,000 to fix. i called the dealer and he said the usual service line, "just bring it in and for $99 we'll diagnose it for you. i called the dodge customer service line and they said they would get back to me and it's been 3 days. i emailed dodge customer service and they said the same as the dealer did. i replied asking if dodge was going to help pay for the problem. i also asked if there was someone else of higher authority to communicate with. they replied okay and that it's been passed on. this is a big safety hazard for my family and the public. if i can't see a driver behind me or them can't see me and an accident occurs, who's going to pay for it and can you really put a price of the safety of your loved ones? updated ivoq 12/01/10 *tr

Mileage was 25000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3D7KR28C26G. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: diesel.

Dodge Ram 2010
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Dec 01, 2010
Location:
Towson, MD

2010 dodge ram. consumer writes regarding trailer braking system *tgw the consumer stated when pulling a trailer, the factory installed trailer brake control will deliver up to 10 volts to the trailer brakes only when operating the hand control. by contrast, the brake pedal will not deliver any more than a few volts to the trailer and is inadequate to stop the vehicle. *jb

Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dodge Ram 3500 2010
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Nov 09, 2009
Location:
Harlingen, TX

tl*the contact owns a 2010 dodge ram 3500. the contact stated that the vehicle was difficult to stop when the brakes were applied. the vehicle was taken to the dealer three times to have the brake control module replaced; however, it did not correct the failure. the dealer stated that they do not know how to permanently fix the problem. the failure mileage was 400 and the current mileage was 11000. the consumer stated as of 05/12/11 the brakes still do not work properly. the problem is due to the trailer brakes. the consumer stated it takes a long time to stop when connected to the 5th wheel. updated 08/04/11

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 400 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3D73M3CL5AG. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 01, 2009. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: diesel. Dodge RAM 3500 2010 Electrical System Integrated Trailer Brake Control Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Landers Mclarty Dodge . Dealer's city: Bentonville . Dealer's state code: AR. Dealer's zipcode: 72712 .

Dodge Ram 3500 2011
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Oct 03, 2011
Location:
Grants Pass, OR

tl* the contact owns a 2011 dodge ram 3500. the contact was driving 10 mph when the brakes were depressed but vehicle failed to stop properly. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 450 and the current mileage was 5,600. updated 01/18/12 lj the consumer stated the problem was with the factory installed trailer brake controller. it did not apply the trailer brakes properly. it would work, when the manual level was used, but not when the truck brakes were applied. updated 01/19/12

Mileage was 450 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3D73Y4CLXBG. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: diesel. Vehicle Speed: 10 mph.

Dodge Ram 2500 2006
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
May 03, 2012
Location:
Custer Park, IL

tl* the contact owns a 2006 dodge ram 2500. the contact stated that the right directional signal and brake light failed. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure was located at the integrated program module. the dealer updated the software for the integrated program module but the contact felt that the integrated program module should have had a failure notification on the instrumental panel. the vehicle was repaired. the failure and the current mileage was 75,000. updated 05/24/12 *bf the consumer stated the safety issue is not only with the trailer harness package, but also any electrical circuits on the vehicle, as they all go through the tipm (total integrated power module). if the module detects an overload or short, it will shut down that circuit, with no warning. the consumer has taken the vehicle to the dealer five time, to have it reset. updated 05/25/12

Mileage was 75000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3D7MX48C56G. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Dodge RAM 2500 2006 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: diesel.

Dodge Ram 3500 2012
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
July 02, 2012
Location:
Yakima, WA

2012 dodge ram 3500 laramie. consumer states problem with the brake controller *tgw the consumer stated a dealer helped him install a universal brake controller, but it did not work correctly. the consumer stated he was able to use it, with the hand control, but not the foot control. the brakes would become very hot from trying to stop the equipment trailer without the brake controller working properly. the consumer stated when the brakes overheated, it damaged other components. also, the headlights would go out at random times while driving at night. there was an electrical burning smell emitting from the vehicle. *jb the consumer also stated the vehicle needed a new wiring harness and new axles. updated 08/14/12

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3C63DRJL0CG. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Dodge RAM 3500 2012 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: diesel. Dodge RAM 3500 2012 Electrical System Integrated Trailer Brake Control Transmission Type: AUTO. Dealer's name: Ch Urness Motors . Dealer's telephone number: 541-296-2284 . Dealer's city: The Dalles . Dealer's state code: OR. Dealer's zipcode: 97058 .


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