really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,146 miles

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1996 Chrysler LHS fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1996 Chrysler LHS Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 072006

LHS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles


: the contact stated while the heater was on, there was an odor of fuel. The vehicle was taken to the dealership, where it was determined the fuel rail cracked on the passenger side. There was a recall for the fuel injection system, #98V184000, performed on the vehicle in February 1999. The dealership determined the crack was not in the same location specified as the recall.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #3

Dec 292004

LHS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,215 miles
While driving 10 mph consumer was informed that vehicle was on fire. The consumer smelled fuel, and noticed smoke coming from underneath the hood. The consumer pulled over, and noticed that fluid was leaking from underneath the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the fuel rail O-rings needed to be replaced.

- Plainfield, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jul 021996

LHS 6-cyl

  • 250 miles
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 #1

Nov 152003

LHS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,120 miles
On 15 Nov 2003, my 1996 Chrysler Lhs, VIN [xxx], started smelling of gas while I was waiting at an intersection. After driving to a nearby lot, I determined that fuel was leaking on top of the engine, around the fuel injector rails. Didn't want to drive it, so I parked it and called my auto service for a tow to a las vegas precision tune autocare that I've used for vehicle maintenance. They confirmed the fuel rail assembly was leaking and needed replaced. Injector base gasket, injector O-rings, plum gasket and injector rail assembly was replace for $540.72 equipment, $337.12 labor, shop supplies $34.55, and tax $43.14 for a total of $955.54. Upon filing my maintenance records I found an earlier daimler Chrysler safety recall to replace fuel rail O-rings and reinforce the fuel outlet rail, recall 790. I had a Virginia chrylser dealer accomplish the recall corrections on 23 April 99. Called the 1-800-992-1997 Chrysler customer service number to determine their assistance in reimbursement for the obvious failed recall repairs. Was told by the representative that since I had not taken it to a Chrysler dealer there was nothing they could do. Two issues: 1. the recall repairs obviously did not correct the problem, how many other Lhs's could be vulnerable for an engine fire" for safety I hope someone researches this and ensures corrective measures are taken before someone gets hurt. 2. I've got the paperwork, is Chrysler still not liable for the repairs of their poorly engineered fuel system, enough so that it could cause an auto fire or worst" thanks for your time, [xxx] updated 07/27/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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