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Chrysler LHS, Sedan
Jan 02, 2000 (2:04 am)
Bring this to your dealer and ask them to look up the ENTIRE TSB on their computer-
Service Bulletin Number: 23-30-98
Bulletin Sequence Number: 235
Date of Bulletin: 9807
NHTSA Item Number: SB602332
Summary: WIND NOISE HEARD FROM THE B-PILLAR FORWARD IN THE VEHICLE WHILE DRIVING AT
HIGHWAY SPEEDS ABOVE 55 MPH OR AT LOWER SPEEDS DRIVING INTO A HEADWIND. *YC
This might be a solution for you. The important info above is the Service Bulletin Number and the Component description.
#224 of 1408 '99 LHS Wind Noise (rbeebe)
Jan 03, 2000 (3:33 pm)
I have, too, on 'Y2K LHS delivered on 10/1, but haven't yet taken it to dealer for fix. Thanks Fastdriver for the TSB information.
#225 of 1408 Resale Value
Jan 03, 2000 (9:20 pm)
Based on the poor crash test results and Daimler-Chrysler's typical corporate response. Since I bought this car with the idea of it being a safe car, I decided to get rid of the LHS while the getting was good (or as good as it gets). A '99 with $17000 miles was down to a $20,000 wholesale price. My Chrysler dealer told me that I should be able to get $23000 for it as it was in great condition. I offered it to him for $21,000 and they weren't interested (surprise surprise). My family's safety was worth whatever I lost in the deal. My lost business to my local Chrysler dealer probably is no big deal to him.
#226 of 1408 Am i buying a 2000 LHS??
Jan 07, 2000 (3:25 am)
Tomorrow me and the wife are going to the chrysler dealer to test drive and maybe buy a 2000 LHS. I dont really know alot about the car other than i like the looks. The dealer is offering me the base model with the full size spare for $27,185 it's pretty loaded for a base car. I am a Lincoln/Mercury technician and i do get advantages by buying our product as I can warrenty anything i want well past the "official" warrenty is over, but i dont really like anything we are putting out there. If anyone can help me with any info on this car if its the worst or the best would be greatly appreciated
Jan 08, 2000 (4:12 am)
What crash test results are you talking about??
I find it difficult to believe that you would fire sale a car like this based on some government study given the reliability of government testing.
#228 of 1408 lhs just great
Jan 08, 2000 (6:04 pm)
A real nice value at around $1800 less than a 300m if you include the rebate that the 300M dose not have. 1500 miles on mine a fine car with no problems yet.
Jan 08, 2000 (7:10 pm)
All LHS are loaded,it is a sharp looking car,and maybe a better value than the 300M
#230 of 1408 Shimmy lhs solved, yama?
Jan 19, 2000 (2:47 am)
I just rented an lhs over the holiday weekend and had the same annoying vibration around 55-65 mph too, which detracted from the otherwise nice car. It didn't matter what the road surface was; I felt it smooth and coarse alike. I assumed it was a balance/alignment problem. I'm thinking of buying one now, but don't need a car with that annoying shimmy; anyone know if a tire change mentioned before will definitely solve the problem?
Jan 19, 2000 (8:16 am)
Well, I've had my Y2K LHS since Oct. 1, which I calculate is about 16 weeks, and have about 5300 miles, but I've been away for three of those weeks, so I'm averaging roughly 400 miles per week. So far the car's been great. With one exception, I've experienced none of the complaints I've read about here and on the 300M topic, no shimmy, no steering pull, no shifting problems. Luxurious, responsive, peppy, handles well, everything works!! The one exception is wind noise. Since I'm deaf in one ear, I can't tell where it's coming from, but I think it's the left front (driver's) window. Haven't taken it back to the dealer yet (for the wind noise; I've had one oil change), so obviously I don't what will happen in that department. Of recent years I've driven a Continental, an STS and an Aurora, and the LHS is fully as good a car as any of them, at a much lower cost. Great value, IMHO. Since I'm leasing, I'm not much concerned about resale, and that could add to the relative cost compared to the other cars I've mentioned. Anyway, I'm a happy camper.
#232 of 1408 Ready to buy an LHS...if...
Jan 19, 2000 (8:22 am)
I just came from my local Chrysler dealer. I had previously driven a 2000 Dodge Intrepid and was looking to drive a 2000 Concorde. The 2000 LHS caught my eye and I drove one. It's a beautiful Champagne Pearl Metallic with Camel leather interior. It has the moonroof, chrome wheels, and the Infinity II Spatial Imaging Sound System with the 4 cd in-dash changer. I happened upon this Town Hall and now I am concerned about the vibration problems. I now recall a slight "rough spot" or "vibration" that reminded me of the time one of the steel belts broke in one of my tires on a former car. The tire was rendered slightly "out-of-round" and caused a barely perceptible but annoying vibration. Is this similar to the problem experienced by others? Has a tire replacement cured the problem? I need help fast because I have a below dealer invoice deal on hold and with that 0.9% financing I dn't want to blow the deal by being overly cautious. Any thoughts? Should I forget the LHS and go back to the Dodge dealer and take another look at the Intrepid? Any help would be appreciated. God bless!