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!!!!

13 answers 22 comments
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
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
Did you get yours fixed. I tried the restart by unhooking battery and it didn't work
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
Did you find out what the problem was?
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
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.
So what did you do? Mine just did this today, too, and it is sitting in my garage and won't start. What now?
I have one here the same does anyone know what the fix is?
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
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.
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.
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
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
after bringing in my 2007 Aspen to the dealership we found out the problem was just a faulty terminal and a dead battery!! She's running beautifully again!
How much was the repair ? I'm having issues with mine
It was a total of 250.00 wasn't bad considering I didn't know what the exact problem was
You recommend dealership?
I do, there hourly rate is more expensive but it takes the 1/2 the time to diagnose what's wrong instead of going to a garage that tried everything they "think" it may be and you end up Fixing things that don't need to be fixed and possibly having the same issues.
I am currently dealing with the EXACT same issue. I went in the store with my sons and come out with it not starting and doing the same things you all have described. I'm trying the battery disconnect thing in hopes I can at least get home!! I agree that Chrysler Corporation needs to take responsibility. All of us cannot be negligent, so it is obviously a defective problem. How do you start a class action lawsuit??
https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint/
OMG... It amazes me that so many of us are having the same problems with this vehicle!!!
I have an 09 Chrysler aspen and I have had the alternator, starter, battery, and battery terminal changed out! All new! and STILL my truck wont start sometimes. I think Chrysler is aware of the problem but WE haven't made enough noise for them to notice and acknowledge Our Problem!
Something needs to be done! Anyone that is starting a law suite against them please let me know! IM ALL IN! I paid too much for this truck to be having issues like this!
I've had and having the same problems . Had to get a new alternator and multiple bad batteries . Make sure you keep your battery receipt because the battery in these car won't last past the warranty and I keep getting free ones. Another problem lots of aspen people are having is gas cap warning with check engine light . Shame on u Chrysler . It's a shame all the money being spent on my truck just to get it to pass an inspection .
You are lucky if its the battery for most cases its not. I have an aspen ive been through a battery test starter test alternator test all are working perfect. Cleaned all grounds checked all wiring. Starter wire is getting hot meaning its pulling to much of a power draw. Chrysler needs to be held accountable for this there are way to many of us with the same issues without any answers.
I just had the same issue today. My 2008 Chrysler Aspen limited just cut off and would not do anything but click. I kept trying but soon it wouldn't even click. Called my husband who is a Mechanic and he tried everything. He disconnected the battery and some other test he thought would find the problem. He even put a scan tool on it. There was no code it just said low voltage. We got a new battery put it on and it cranked right up no pproblems on the first try. I would go with a new battery.
I'm thinking its having to do with the plug where you plug in your house plugs for chargers etc.
my aspen is doing the same thing did you ever find out what the problem is?
it was the battery
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
that didn't work. Any other suggestions ?
Clean up your battery terminals and make sure there isn't any corrosion and change your battery
You think it's the battery? I cleaned it off and also tried to jump start it and nothing happened still
Yes I do I tried all the same things and mine wouldn't work I brought it to the Chrysler dealership and it was the battery and my negative terminal was corroated.
probably the battery. My van did the same thing and it was the battery.
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.