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#315 of 1272 sticking windows mmanson2
Jun 10, 2000 (4:06 am)
My 1998 chrysler concorde has had a problem with
windows sticking in the up position. The problem occurred in the heat of the day and when it cooled
down outside I was able to lower windows. I have found out that damp moisture has got into the window tracks causing them to stick at the top
rubber part. The Dealer said it is a problem and
the tracks and upper rubber parts needs regular
cleaning with lubrication in tracks and on rubber. They said with silicone for lubrication.
I understand that a lot of customers with Chrysler concord 's, 300m 's and LHS 's have
been burning out power window motor's because of the problem.
My dad 's 1999 Chrysler LHS burned out his drivers window motor because of the problem.
Note! neither myself or my dad have a garage
to keep a car in so both vehicles are in the
outside weather at all times.
#316 of 1272 Still I'm Sad
Jun 14, 2000 (11:29 pm)
Just an update - Since September 99 I've been at odds with DChrysler about my leased 2000 Concorde LXI LEMON. About a month ago they finally agreed to replace the car. They could not provide the exact same car, color etc. I agreed to take anothr 2000 LXI in another color (since I only had a choice of two, and one had a bench seat!) They set the car aside and started the process. Yesterday I was told I would have to pay the difference in MSRP plus tax, a paperwork fee and 18 cents a mile for the miles I put on before the car got sick. But, my replacement would fit right into my lease minus the miles I already used!! So now I pay twice for the miles? Also, the difference in MSRP is for the sole difference - wheels. My white car has alloys - but the only one they offered me (silver)has chrome. So I have to pay for the wheels?? Do you think they will let me keep them when I return the car in 2 years? After all, they aren't going to residualize them, like any other lease. Here is th real joke - when I leased the car we negotiated the price on a car in stock - with chrome wheels. Since the only color they had then was silver, they had to get me a white one from aonther dealership. I accepted the alloys because they looked good on a whit car, but we didn't rduce the pice. Now, since I didn't bust balls then, I must pay again for the chrome. The moral of the story is this - my Chrsler is garbage, and the Chrysler engineers that have tried six times to fix two recurring problems are, at best, incompetent. But most important of all, Chrysler's view of customer srevice is warped. After all the time my NEW car spent in the shop, they act like they are doing me a favor by replacing it. I will decline their silly offer and pursue a lemon law claim through the Attorney General in my state. To all futur Chrysler customers - beware - what looks so good might be junk, and the fools that cannot fix their own product and only half heartedly stan behind it cannot be trusted.
#317 of 1272 debbies2 '94 starter/dash problem
Jun 21, 2000 (5:11 pm)
I have a '94 Concorde purchased in Nov '93, and now have over 125K miles. Sorry you are having problems. Mine still runs strong.
Have not had your problem, but noticed the system ground terminal mounted under the battery when replacing it a couple of years ago. This is not a good place for the system ground as it could become corroded and possibly create all sorts of control problems.
Just to make sure it wouldn't happed to me, I added an additional ground wire and fastened it to a screw next to the hood bumper.
If you haven't been able to get your problems fixed as yet,you might try adding a temporary ground with a jumper from the battery ground (black) to a good clean shinny bolt or nut. Also before you give up and buy a Ford, look at the "blue oval" site.
Good luck, ramron
Jun 22, 2000 (2:15 pm)
Thanks for saving me some money, I was thinking about looking for a used Concorde lxi, but I don't need the headaches of a rattle trap or front struts that leak and thump. Going to M/B. Good luck and Bye
#320 of 1272 biguycoop
Jun 22, 2000 (11:30 pm)
better be careful, the m-class has a history of developing some chrysler traits...ie cheap trim and rattles.
#321 of 1272 biguycoop and emale !!
Jun 23, 2000 (2:27 am)
..O Boy.. I am starting to feel privileged about owning a Chrysler...
People buying M/B also consider Chrysler Concorde ..?
#322 of 1272 It's strange but...
Jun 23, 2000 (6:21 pm)
the first time I saw the Concorde I was really taken with the front end styling. But now it's like the effect has worn off. Has anyone noticed this as well? The rear end is terrible and has been from the start. I just think the Dodge Intrepid comes off handsomer (?) in the long run.
#323 of 1272 2000 Concorde Transmission
Jun 23, 2000 (6:27 pm)
I have a 2000 Concorde LX with the 2.7 engine. Overall, I really like the car but there is one thing--the transmission. At low speeds (coming to a stop, stop and go, etc) the downshifting is terrible. It doesn't seem to know what gear it is downshifting to. If you suddenly accelerate again while it is almost stopped, it engages very crudely and abruptly. the low speed downshifts are very pronounced. Please tell me this isn't normal!!! At regular speeds, it is great. They have reprogrammed the transmission once and that helped a little but this is still a very crude transmission. Anyone else experienced this? I have wind noise and a few buzzes too. Overall, still satisfied but not as much as I was as this could get to be very annoying over the years. I know I wasn't buying a Lexus (did't cost like a Lexus either!) but my Neon tranny was better than this.
Jun 23, 2000 (9:00 pm)
LOL.......welcome to the world of Chrysler. This is ONE time when the "5-STAR" dealer says "they all do this", believe it!! LOL... I assume that your Concorde has the same "learning" transmission as my 99 300M. I have the SAME experiences as you! One way to change the pattern for a while anyway is to pull the TCM fuse under the hood. On my 300, it's located on the driver's side, behind the windshield washer container. Lift the cover off the long black box there. Look for the fuse that says TCM. Pull it out for 15 minutes or longer and then replace it. This will erase the tranny's memory and start learning your driving patterns all over again. It may shift rough for about 100 miles or so, then calm down. This will last for several months until it needs to be done again.