Car Problem Reports
Chrysler Aspen Exhaust Manifold Bolts May Break
Chrysler Aspen Problem
Exhaust & Emissions Affected: 4.7L V8
Average Mileage: 66,652 mi (7,000 mi - 130,000 mi)
We first noticed the problem three weeks ago....it started with a clicking / tapping noise . The noise occured upon starting and was coming from the right/ passenger side of our Aspen. If we drove it several miles the noise would go away when warmed up. If we turned it off only for a few minutes it would return upon restarting. Our Chrysler service advisor new exactly what it was just from our phone call description. Obviously they had encountered this problem before! We left it at the dealer as they said it was about a 5 hour job...?? Anyway we just got it back and there was no charge. Don
Visitor, 2009 Chrysler Aspen, 75,000 mi
Clicking on rear passenger side of car. Clicks and stops. Dealer could never replicate and therefore it has never been fixed. Frustrating!
My husband told me I was crazy and that he didn't hear the noise, so I took it back to the dealership and they, too, couldn't seem to hear the noise. Turns out it comes/goes as IT pleased until FINALLY my husband heard the noise! HE took it back to the dealership and stayed there until they heard it, too. I'm not sure what the mechanics did, but it stopped for awhile, then started again recently (about 2 yrs later). Glad to know I'm not the only one with this issue.
Visitor, 2008 Chrysler Aspen, 125,000 mi
Loud ticking noise can't seem to pin point where it's coming from.
Visitor, 2009 Chrysler Aspen, 49,000 mi
Cold start clicking noise on passenger side. It started out doing it only for a short time. I took it to a mechanic that i trust and it was so quick he could not figure it out. The noise was louder and lasting longer. I found this on the web. I called the dealership and it is covered under the unlimited powertrain i bought when we purchased the vehicle! Get it checked out at the dealer prior to paying someone else.
Visitor, 2008 Chrysler Aspen, 63,000 mi
We noticed the problem of ticking after hauling our new camper home. I am encouraged to hear that it's a common problem.
Visitor, 2009 Chrysler Aspen
Clicking mainly when cold..took to dealership they say its manifold bolts broken..
Visitor, 2007 Chrysler Aspen, 83,000 mi
The noise started with a clicking / tapping noise . The noise occured upon starting and was coming from the right passenger side. After the car warmed up the noise would go away. Took to the dealership and stated that it was a broken bolt in the exhaust manifold. It will cost over $300 to fix. Not a recall by Chrysler so not covered under anything.
Visitor, 2007 Chrysler Aspen, 80,000 mi
Exhaust manifold bolts broken local shop drilled and tapped, $400 later all good.
Visitor, 2007 Chrysler Aspen
Exhaust Constantly Ticks When Car is Running!!