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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
28 miles

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1996 Chrysler LHS brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Chrysler LHS Owner Comments

problem #9

Jul 021996

LHS 6-cyl

  • 250 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Petition for investigation of 1996 Chrysler Lhs defective fuel rails. Petition is to also investigate the ABS and the frame construction/alignment. The vehilce's windshiled exploded on the driver's side below the windshield wipers. The vehicle's fuel rails leaked gasoline. The brake fluid in the master cylinder was contaminated.

- Iselin, NJ, USA

problem #8

Jul 262000

LHS

  • miles
Upon test driving this vehicle I noted to the salesman that the brakes felt like they woudnt stop the car -they set up an appointment to check the brakes and relpace the hood shocks -upon keeping the appointment they replaced the hood shocks and let my wife leave w/O checking the brakes -a Dodge technician told me Chrysler has that no stop type of effect when they install value line brake pads-this concerns me -we now have a car we havnt made a payment on yet and now its close to totaled-others I know w/ this body style has experienced similar stopping problem-also it hit hard enough to brake the wheel assymbly and axle on right front and jambded both pass. Doors and the right rear quarter panel has to be cut completely out and replaced and the air bags did not employ- I bought it used w/low (43,000)miles and do not know if this car has been wrecked before or not, so I assume the air bags are still original, the leather around the pass. Side is peeling up arund the pocket the bag sits in this does make me wonder if it has been replaced or not - I am letting my insurance company deal with the dealer in case legal action needs to be taken-thank you so much for your time, accident could have resulted in deaths if it wasnt for the quick thinking of my wife -tanks again-rodney D. colvin--7/28/00--6:57pm.

- Molino, FL, USA

problem #7

Aug 201999

LHS

  • miles
There was an extremely loud shutter and shake when this happened. Car does seem to operate the same since this problem. Gas mileage has gone down by three mpg, even after a tune up by Chrysler and fuel system cleaning. Shortly after some fuses blew., now at 75,000 there is a lound growning sound when you steer to the left. Brakes have been replaced and need it again. Airconditioner has funny damp smell. How does one find out if this car has been in an accident?

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #6

May 092000

LHS

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Replaced rotors 3 times, at 11,000 mi. 20,894 mi. And now at 36,000 mi. Thats an average of 9,000 miles per set of rotors all due to warping and pitting. Company accepeted cost of one set of rotors but I had to pay labor costs of over $200 plus pads that were torn up due to pieces of the rotor breaking off. I did have an accident on Jan.3 1999 traveling at 35 miles per hour the road was wet and a van backed up on fort street a main throughfare and my car did a 360 degree turn although I have a B S brake system, I don't know if the rotors had anything to do with that or not, however I do believe the manufacturer should have better componets than what they are putting on the braking system.

- Lincoln Park, MI, USA

problem #5

Oct 181999

LHS

  • miles
Consumer was aproaching a red light and there was a vehicle in front. Consumer attempted to slow down, but brakes failed to stop vehicle and rear ended vehicle in front of him. Upon impact air bags on drivers side and passengers side did not deploy. Car was totalled.

- Mountlake Terrace, WA, USA

problem #4

Jul 061999

(reported on)

LHS

  • miles
When applying brakes brake pedal goes to the floor, and vehicle does not stop. Owner has to allow more stopping distance for vehicle. Dealer has not seen the vehicle.

- Fleetwood, PA, USA

problem #3

Dec 011995

LHS

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Anti-lock brakes failed resulting in a vehicle accident.

- Unknown, UN, USA

problem #2

Feb 211997

(reported on)

LHS

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes have inadequate stopping power in emergency situations.

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 261996

LHS

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS brakes failed while going 35 mph, attempting to come to complete stop there was no pressure on pedal, resulting in an accident.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

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