Excessive oil consumption—defined as more than one quart per 1,000 miles (on vehicles with less than 50,000 miles) or more than one quart per 750 miles (on vehicles with more than 50,000 miles)—is common. Common causes include exhaust valve guides, valve cover gaskets, camshaft plugs, camshaft seals, and crankshaft seal.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Chrysler
Worn sway bar bushings or sway bar end links may cause a rattling or clunking noise from the front suspension during low-speed driving. Though not always the root cause, front struts are often replaced for this condition.
The engine may develop a ticking noise, often caused by a broken retaining pin on the rocker arm shaft. When the pin breaks, the shaft can spin blocking the oil passage the rocker arms (which causes the ticking noise). The rocker arm shafts, rocker arms, and pedestals (sold as a kit) are commonly replaced in order to correct this condition.
Intermittently, the key may not start the car or release from the ignition. If it is excessively worn, replace the key. If the new key doesn't work, replacing the lock cylinder including tumblers should correct this concern.
A plugged AC evaporator drain tube can cause a water leak inside the car; usually near the front passenger's feet.
Chrysler Recalls (Recent)
Shoulder Belt Turning Loop Bolt May Not Be Secure
The front shoulder belt adjustable loop bolt may not have been properly tightened. This could cause the shoulder belt to separate from the vehicle in the event of a crash. Dealers will tighten the turning loop bolt to the proper specification. This recall is expected to begin on July 6, 2004. The Chrysler recall number is D30.
Rear Seat Belt and Child Anchor May Not Hold
A spot welding operation for the rear floorpan reinforcement may not have been performed during vehicle assembly. This could cause the rear seat belt anchor and/or the child seat anchors to separate in certain crash conditions, increasing the risk of injury to rear seat passengers. Dealers will inspect the rear floorpan reinforcement for missing welds and install structural rivets if necessary. The recall is expected to begin on July 6, 2004. The Chrysler recall is D21.
Rear Brake Lines May Wear And Leak
There may be inadequate clearance between the rear brake lines and the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) tube. Over time, contact between the brake lines and EGR tube can wear the brake lines and cause a leak. If the brake lines leak, stopping distance can increase, and there is potential for an engine compartment fire. Dealers will inspect the rear brake tubes for damage and replace them. A clip will be installed to secure the brake tubes to the strut tower and maintain proper clearance to the EGR tube. The recall began June 26, 2006. The Chrysler recall number is F18.
Transmission May Not Hold in Park Position
On certain automatic transmissions, the cup plug that retains the park pawl anchor shaft may be improperly installed. If the shaft moves out of position, the vehicle may not be able to achieve "park" position. If this occurs and the parking brake is not applied, the vehicle may roll, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the transmission and install a bracket to ensure the park pawl anchor shaft is retained in the proper position. This recall is expected to begin on November 28, 2005. The Chrysler recall number is E14.
Potential Electrical Fire Due to Loose Battery Cable
The battery cable fasteners could be loose at the bulkhead. This could result in overheating of the electrical connection, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will tighten the bulkhead stud battery cable fasteners to the proper specification. This recall is expected to begin on July 6, 2004. The Chrysler recall number is D28.
Chrysler Questions and Answers
I have a sand rail that I am running a 3.0L chrysler motor from a 90 town & country now mated to the vw trans tha vw trans is worn out my question is what chrysler auto transaxel will fit this...
We smell gas on the front driver's side of the car when we turn on the ignition. What is the cause? I have read about problems with the fuel injector.
HAVE HYDRALUIC BREAK SYSTEM. THE PEDAL IS VERY HARD. SEEMS LIKE THE POWER BREAKS ARE NOT WORKING. wHAT COULD BE THE PROBLEM?
need help ignition switch
Seems like a film gets in there and dims the light. Have gotten them professionally cleaned several times but it doesn't last.
Chrysler Owners' 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).
Quite possibly the worst vehicle I have ever owned.
2005-The heater/AC fan control switch, when set on "2" sometimes runs at "5" and visa-versa. When I giggle it a bit it will change fan speeds and sometimes shuts off. I took it to the dealer and learned that you can't just replace the faulty switch, it's a "module" that includes several other items and are you ready for this... $790.00 WITHOUT labor. When I choked, the parts guy (being friendly) commented, welcome to the world of Crossfire. I'd like to keep it in 100% tip top shape, but the costs are driving me crazy.
all I do is put money in the car basically I've replace all the front end part's
Run, Run away fast. Tires, brakes, engine, electrical, radiator leaks and replacement, CV joints. doors , Satellite radio. If its on this Chrysler it needs to be replaced or is about to break. Chrysler needs to be sued over this vehicle. That about sums it up.