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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,950 miles

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2009 Chrysler Aspen seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2009 Chrysler Aspen Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 262016


  • miles


Have taken car in to Chrysler dealership with regards to noise. Car making whinin noise while driving. Initially advised rear pinion seal leaking. So no fluid in rear differential unit. I stated rear pinion nut was a recall and if nut had been replaced, how any why did fluid leak out? rear differential service performed and fluid added with service at my expense. Advised noise would go away. Took car in again almost three weeks later, as patiently waited for noise to go away, now told rear differential carrier bearing are worn and $2000 to fix car! all of these rear differential failures are the fault of the rear differential pinion nut.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #1

Feb 072014

Aspen 4WD 8-cyl

  • 45,900 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chrysler Aspen. The contact stated that another vehicle crashed into the rear of the vehicle. Upon impact, the passenger's side rear seat belt failed to engage and caused the passenger's head to strike the seat. The passenger sustained a concussion and whiplash. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure could not be diagnosed. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 45,900. Updated 7/9/14 the consumer stated the passenger continued to experience on-going headaches. Updated 07/11/2014

- Bonneterre, MO, USA

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