definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,634 miles

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1996 Chrysler LHS steering problems

steering problem

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1996 Chrysler LHS Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 102005

LHS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,537 miles


I'd parked my 1996 Chrysler Lhs in a parking lot for a couple of hours on 7/10/2005. The vehicle has 95K miles on it. As I returned, and backed the vehicle up to exit the space, I heard a loud "pop". suddenly the car no longer responded to steering. Upon examination, I found the inner tie rod bolts had sheared off where they connected to the steering gear. Both bolts had sheared off at the same length, and the retaining plate was still in place, preventing the bolts from loosening/rotating. If this had occured while I was driving down the freeway, I'd be dead. I haven't had it repaired yet, but I've kept the old tie rod bolts. I don't know how easy I can get out the sheared ends from the steering gear, but I would suspect it won't be in good shape when I finish.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 162005

LHS 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I am having problems with the transmission down shifting on it's own at low speeds. Also the vehicle keeps veering to the right and left. Have replaced the control arms two times due to break of bushings. The bolts attaching the steering rack do not keep it secured to the chassis and moves as the steering wheel is operated. There was a recall issued for the suspension control arm bracket in 1999. I have not been notified of this recall and need to know how to receive notification to have the part replaced. The vehicle's manufacture date on the driver's door indicates the manufacture date August/1995.

- Bayamon, PR, USA

problem #2

Jan 022002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Power steering went out. Dealer determined that bushings on steering rack had worn out.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #1

Oct 261998

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving 15 mph the bolts that hold the steering rack sheared off, nearly causing loss of vehcile control.

- Marlton, NJ, USA

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