Chrysler so far has only done a recall for two models and that was for the integrated fuel pump relay. For the rest of the problem units they have done nothing. The catch with replacement is that you may need to have a dealer pull the vehicle configuration, then upload that into the replacement TIPM. I say may because many times you can install a new TIPM and hook it all up, turn the key to on and wait twenty minutes and they work. Other times the information is corrupted or the unit does not get the signal.
If you plan on replacing it yourself, do it right in the dealership lot, just in case.
But before you do that. Go over the battery connections at both ends and be sure they are clean and tight, bad/corroded/loose connections can act this way. Next check the ground connections for the same reason. Next, with the battery disconnected remove the TIPM (disconnect the battery feed the release the four clips around it and lift it up). Disconnect each of the wiring harness connectors and verify the pins are all clean and no corrosion.
If you do these steps and you still have the problem you likely have a bad TIPM.
There are a lot of places selling rebuilt units and used. The dealership will be the highest cost option. The last one I did was $400.00 for the TIPM and $125.00 to program it. Your prices will be different depending on where you get it from. Chrysler gets around $700.00 to $800.00 for them. The instruicons to replace the TIPM are below, its easy because it self initiates. Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what happens.
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Friday, November 3rd, 2017 AT 10:19 PM