Exhaust manifold bolts commonly break, exhaust manifold gaskets should be replaced and replace bolts as needed.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2008 Chrysler Aspen
2008 Chrysler Aspen
2008 Chrysler Aspen Problems
Under certain conditions, some models may shift into neutral even though reverse is selected with the gear selector. A software update for the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) to correct this issue will allow reverse engagement as long as the transmission has sufficient hydraulic pressure.
Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.
A weak or dead battery may be caused by power draw from the radio. If the radio display flickers with the key removed and the doors closed, radio replacement will be needed.
A whining noise heard driving at freeway speeds (more than 55 mph) can be normal noise from the rear axle which is being transmitted through the body. A body/frame damper is available which may help with this concern.
2008 Chrysler Aspen Questions and Answers
LOUDER ON DRIVER SIDE THAN PASSNGER MOSTLY AT IDLE
ITEM 2 TRANS SOME TIME SHIFT HARD 17,000 MILES
30000 miles, or later?
Valves star taping real loud. Oil pump stops pumping oil to head. Dealer says oil pump OK. is there a sensor that has anything to do with pumping?
After accident to front right fender. Damage quote of $6000. Radiator. Fenders. Hood. Grill. Car was running fine with consideration to a cracked radiator and over temp issues. After a cautious 3...
The keys will not activate unlock/lock, remote start, hatch, etc. It just started this morning - and I really don't want to go to the dealer.
2008 Chrysler Aspen Reviews
I bought my 2008 chrysler aspen in 2009 with 12 miles and brand new off the lot. I have had no mechanical problems with the vehicle until 2014. My overhead interior light went out on the passenger side and my sway bar and bushing went out at the same time. I took my vehicle to the dealer with the expectation that these items were covered in my bumper to bumper warranty but oooh no they were not. It gets better, since the vehicle is no longer being made in U.S. and the company was aquired by Fiat, the dealer had my car for two weeks trying to find parts. If you have an Aspen get out soon as you can before you pay for used part on your SUV. I was told i would get a phone call from the dealer when they could locate the OEM(original equipment from manufactuer).
I have a 2008 Aspen and I have only had it a year when i bought it there was 66,000 miles, which is not alot of miles for this year..however i now don't have an air conditional, i had to replace the engine fan, and now the water pump is going out, i have to replace the gas cap. i wonder everyday what will be next. when i bought the vehicle from Westway Ford the vehicle has issues from the very begining and I should have never completed the purchase of this vechile. I asked for an extended warranty however, they would not provide me with one. I guess I should have been more aware of what I was getting into and what kind of company I was purchasing this vehicle from..
okay..... so i have a 2008 chrysler aspen it's only 4 years old. The left wiper works when it fells like it some days works fine an hour later rapid blinking??? wipers stop when they want to then start again front dash lights up and radio flickers... i think chrysler needs to address these issue for safety reasons.. call chrysler service they say " well we need to do a inspestion $98.00 if its elecrical that will cost more $$$$ give me a break this ...is a safety issue plus the car is only 4 years old...will be calling chrysler about this.....
We bought our 2008 Aspen May 11' with 32K miles and just had to replace the gas tank. While waiting for our tank to come in I started losing power to my radio. Now I find out I have to put in a new radio. What's next???
Love this truck. Traveled from Nothern VA to Orlando on a tank and a half of gas. Love the MDS engine. Pull a 6X10 anclosed trailer with two motorcycle of for work around the house. Bought it brandnew. Only thing I wish I could get for it is an upgarde on the radio to include Nav system.