Car Problem Reports
Chrysler Aspen Exhaust Manifold Bolts May Break
Chrysler Aspen Problem
Exhaust & Emissions Affected: 4.7L V8
Average Mileage: 56,382 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
Clicking mainly when cold..took to dealership they say its manifold bolts broken..
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, 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!!
Visitor, 2009 Chrysler Aspen, 31,000 mi
Loose and broken right manifold bolts. Replaced gasket and bolts.
Visitor, 2009 Chrysler Aspen, 65,000 mi
broken exhaust manifold bolts
Visitor, 2007 Chrysler Aspen, 66,500 mi
Ticking noise after road trip. Chrysler says its manifold bolts. Extended warranty won't cover it because no one covers nuts and bolts!
Visitor, 2007 Chrysler Aspen, 50,000 mi
Clicking noise from passenger side of engine. Had checked by independent mechanic. The problem is the manifold bolts (two of the ones hold on the heat guard in particular) are broken. I called around to 13 auto shops and dealerships and I was told that is a regular occurance on the engines with the HEMI but so far no recall or action from Chrysler Corp..