Suddenly Won't Start on 2007 Chrysler Aspen

With no fair warning I went to start my Aspen and all will it do is make a loud clicking noise. The speedo swings up from zero to about 85 and all the dash lights and radio flash on for a second or two, but the engine makes no attempt to turn over at all. The remote start does not work at all, as well as the remote door locks. I tried to jump start , no help.(The headlights turn on and are working fine, no signs of weak battery....????). I left it sit for 4 hours and tried again. The remote door locks still did not work. Attempted to start with the key and the same loud clicking, contact sound, but no turn-over. This is the first time this happened, and there was no symptoms leading up to it. Any help would be appreciated!!!!

by in Dover, PA on June 06, 2010
6 answers 12 comments
ANSWER by on June 07, 2010
I would start with having the battery load tested at your local auto parts store, Because a bad battery will operate some things but won't have the amps needed to engage the starter or just purchase a new battery
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COMMENT by on June 15, 2010
the problem isnt the battery, You probably tried jumping it but still couldnt get it started. had the same problem last night and eventually got it to turn over but it wouldnt start. no fuel was getting to the cylinders. It seems impossible to find answers on line and even more difficult to get chrysler to acknowledge theres a problem. Wanna know what the problem is? you bought a chrysler! Good luck trading in a broken piece of crap you spent way too much money for.
COMMENT by on June 19, 2010
So what did you do? Mine just did this today, too, and it is sitting in my garage and won't start. What now?
COMMENT by on August 19, 2010
I have one here the same does anyone know what the fix is?
COMMENT by on December 01, 2010
disconnect battery wait 1 min then reconnect , car should start ,this resets all factory code on the computer, there is a software glitch with these vehicle s there should be a class action suite against chrysler
COMMENT by on September 05, 2013
hey you know what, I follow your instruction and it work perfectly, the problem was a low voltage from the battery, I'd took back to were I but it and worked perfect,thanks so much for your help and you know what I have paid so much money in repair in this car that is driving me creasy, again thank you for everything and every body else to answered to my call on this matter.
ANSWER by on July 17, 2010
Well it's seems as though this is a problem with a few Chryslers, because my Chrysler is doing the exact same thing. If you were able to figure out what the problem was please email me at datjayz@yahoo.com Thanks
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COMMENT by on September 16, 2010
Did you find out what the problem was?
ANSWER by on August 10, 2010
my aspen is doing the same thing did you ever find out what the problem is?
COMMENT by on August 14, 2010
it was the battery
COMMENT by on December 01, 2010
once the battery is taken out or disconnected ,it resets code in the computer ,then car will start when reconnected class action against Chrysler would be a good thing
ANSWER by on September 07, 2010
probably the battery. My van did the same thing and it was the battery.
COMMENT by on September 30, 2010
I am having the problem with my 2008 Aspen. This started with my wife calling me stating the car will not start. She had the radio running for about an hour. i went over got it started. Engine light comes on and now it will not start up properly. Every thing comes on but the engine will not turn over. I then try for about 5-10 minutes and then it starts. I will go to autozone today to have them check my battery.
ANSWER by on November 28, 2010
i too have this problem,it,is definitley not the battery.does this with brand new battery,I disconect the battery, which in turn resets the factory code on the computer , reconect and vehicle starts right away.I had no problems when I disconnected the radio/nav system, chrysler wanted to sell me another for $3988.00. I opted to put a better after market system in ,all was fine till weather started getting colder ,now its doing the exact same thing ,glad I did not listen to chrysler dealer . If you find out ahy other info I also would appreciate Thanks Tony T
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COMMENT by on October 14, 2014
Yeah wife's just started this morning..just clicks..no signs of weak battery..so unhooking really works..guess I'll find out..but really wanted to ask what really was the problem u found out..sensor, wiring, fuses? Any answer would greatly be appreciated
ANSWER by on September 05, 2013
With no fair warning I went to start my Aspen and all will it do is make a loud clicking noise. The speedo swings up from zero to about 85 and all the dash lights and radio flash on for a second or two, but the engine makes no attempt to turn over at all.
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COMMENT by on May 25, 2014
I am having the same problem. 2007 chrysler aspen with less than 90 thousand miles will not start. I think it is time to make chrysler stand up and take responsibility. Who is with me. Class action..we need signatures
COMMENT by on May 31, 2015
I am with you, my husband's 07 Aspen is doing the same thing. We were told it was the ignition switch and a day later the same error message and him getting stranded in a parking lot! It's not the battery, it's not the ignition, it's just a crappy piece of engineering that Chrysler needs to take responsibility for
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