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Chrysler LHS, Sedan
#194 of 1408 LHS driver legroom
Dec 08, 1999 (1:52 am)
I got the answer from my dealer on the driver seat location. Chrysler will not allow them to modify a new car. If I buy it and have the seat modified it voids the warranty on the power seat, memory, etc.
I guess Chrysler wants me in a Buick. I think I will look closely at my 1995 seat to see if it can be modified since it surely is out of warranty.
Dec 09, 1999 (4:11 am)
I bought a 1999 Altima last May 99. Yesterday the car will not start. I had to towed to the dealer. They told me that the car was flodded. It had gasoline all over the engine. They told me that they were not going to pay for the repairs, which is not right because the car has warranty for three years. At the end, they waived the charges and I was told that next time I was going to pay for everything they do to my car. I would like to know how dangerous it is what happend to the car, what should i do regarding Nissan, meaning complains, or if I should just get another car. Please help with this dilema because i am really frustrated.
Dec 09, 1999 (12:46 pm)
WHY weren't they going to pay???? Look in the owner's manual and call Nissan to let them know about the problem with the car and the dealer!!! Then, if you get NO satisfaction, go to http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov and REPORT this safety problem to them either on-line or by phone ASAP before you and your car catches on fire!
BTW- WHY did you post a Nissan question in a Chrysler topic??
#197 of 1408 fastdriver
Dec 09, 1999 (2:49 pm)
The Altima topic is directly above this topic in the Sedans list.
#198 of 1408 Airbags on the LHS
Dec 10, 1999 (4:56 pm)
A friend of mine told me he had heard on the radio that the LHS airbags were very bad in terms of the speed in which they deployed. This is very distressing to me, as I was planning to buy an LHS in the next few months. I looked at the data for safety on Edmunds' and it just says "Not tested".
Does anyone have any more information on this?
Dec 10, 1999 (5:55 pm)
Donīt pay to much attention to the press,because that car was approved by NHTSA before it reached the market,there is no such problem,just think for a moment,if the "LH" cars were having such a big problem,NHTSA,and Daimler Chrysler would already made a recall,from what I know the tests that were made to the car were not made under real cicunstances,so it can never happen in the real world.
But you can always call NHTSA,and ask them if it is true.
Dec 10, 1999 (7:17 pm)
Just make sure your seatbelts are fastened properly and you drive intelligently and all should be well.
Hey, planes, trains, busses and many other vehicles don't have airbags. Do you avoid them?
#202 of 1408 Chrysler airbags
Dec 12, 1999 (5:10 pm)
There was talk here earlier that the IIHS uses a softer barrier than the government uses in its tests and that that "softness" delays ignition of the airbags. Chrysler says, supposedly, that it intentionally delays impact to prevent "parking lot" impacts from setting off the bags. I don't buy that, however, because hitting the "softer" barrier is more like a real automobile in a crash. I own an LHS and was very unhappy to read of the Insurance Institutes findings. If they can be reproduced by the Gov't, there should be a mandatory recall.
#203 of 1408 LHS driver legroom
Dec 12, 1999 (10:14 pm)
I just completed removing the seat from my 1995 LHS and find that it would be one big undertaking to change the brackets to move the seat back. The front bracket bolts against a cross member in the floor pan. The rear bracket just bolts to the floor but the hole would have to move back if the seat were moved back. Is there a place on the internet that a consumer like me can complain directly to Chrysler??? For having such a great looking car I can't imagine the engineer who made the seat with so much forward travel that at the end there is no way the smallest person could fit between the seat and the steering wheel. Seems like the way to fix the problem is to rework the travel by repositioning the two screws that control the forward/reverse travel.