Another TIPM Failure - No Parts Available
jnl230 - Would appreciate knowing if you were eventually able to secure a new TIPM, as it looks like I've joined this unwilling (but hardly exclusive) club. TIPM, part # RL692316AI, for my Gen III Citadel is not only expensive, but unavailable.
Chrysler has no ETA on availability for this part. Part suppliers show 800+ of this part on back-order as of 8/27/13 with no-known or expected ETA. Chrysler Customer Care can offer no suggestions.
Dealers and Independent shops all indicate that the TIPM is programmed upon installation by your specific vehicle's PCM with the specific characteristics and options unique to your VIN#. As such, no one seems to know of a way to re-program (re-flash) a used part once it has been initially flashed by the PCM in another vehicle, so used parts are out and we are at the mercy of a "no stock" "no alternate source" part.
Anyone have any ideas or suggestions? While TIPM failures vary, mine is affecting a non-critical part (Ha!), just power to the fuel pump.