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Chrysler LHS

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  • jyanuljyanul Posts: 9
    Great info on the makers of OEM Stereos. BUT, in the WEAK defense of my LHS STEREO...it definitely
    sounds MUCH better than my 98 BUICK PARK AVE ULTRA
    FACTORY STEREO (yes upgraded model!!). It was
    truely LOUSY and embasassing!!! There were sounds
    that I could hear on my daughters 150.00 home
    stereo that I could NOT hear on it....poorest I've
    ever heard....but I did only pay $35K for the ULTRA!
  • jyanuljyanul Posts: 9
    Hi. Still waiting on someone with the knowledge of
    how some autos have less road noise & tire noise than others (see the last few postings). Think about some of the autos in the 70's/80's...top line models...they were real quiet...why? I gotta
    believe its all that lousy, "thin" plastics used
    today. EX: wheel well shields now plastic vs metal
    before, etc. Add more insulation? Where?
  • carnutpacarnutpa Posts: 42
    I like to use the auto temp control in kind of a "set it and forget it" fashion. I had a Lincoln before and almost never adjusted the temperature the whole time I had the car. On my 2000 LHS, it switches from auto mode to manual sometimes by itself....after I shut the car off and start it again....but not always. I shut the car off and it is in auto mode. I later start the car and it is in manual mode. Anyone else experience this? I haven't talked to my dealer yet.
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273
    carnutpa-

    There is a TSB on this. Go to http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov Click on problems and issues under the red car and then click on TSB. Put in the appropriate info and you'll find a "summary" of the TSB. Print it out and take it to your dealer who can put the TSB number in their computer, if they know HOW to use it, and the full TSB will be there.

    fastdriver
  • carnutpacarnutpa Posts: 42
    I checked the TSB's on the 2000 LHS and don't see anything about my problem. If you can find it, let me know. Thanks for the help.
  • carnutpacarnutpa Posts: 42
    It is not listed for 2000 but I searched 1999 and it is there. Thanks.
  • anthony56anthony56 Posts: 6
    Got my LHS back from the dealer after the work listed under post #441 and the growling noise is still there. Was 95% sure I had this thing figured out and the dealer must have thought so too since they performed the work. The power steering pump was visibly leaking and they said the water pump was also. Now they suspect a problem with the traction control, but it growls with that feature turned off. It is a very nice car and the dealer is quite reputable. Maybe the growling is nothing to worry about since every Chrysler I ever owned has made some kind of wierd noise. The potential steering rack problem, which is being investigated by the NHTSA, still bothers me
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273
    anthony56-

    I THINK the "growling noise" you hear is coming from the Chrysler stockholders! LOL........ Just kidding.

    fastdriver
  • I've looked at several areas on Edmunds and have noticed (I think) that you have had postings also on the Jeep Grand Cherokee site. Do you know where it has gone. I know there were complaints on the 99/00 vehicle and they were in the hundreds but I can't seem to find them now. Only 5 are there and you and I both know JGC owners have been SCREAMING about their vehicles. I haven't been on this site for a few days but I have skipped around to the Honda and Toyota sites and my husband and I are about to decide on a Toyota Avalon as our next vehicle and try to dump our 94 LHS, which the local dealer still isn't antying up any money on our third rack and pinion.

    Any help on finding the JGC complaints will be most appreciated. We have a vested interest in that site as well as our son has one.

    Thanks much.
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273
    marshmallow-

    The Jeep topics are in SUV under topic # 2153 and #2381. Good luck! You'll love the Avalon! Have you seen or driven the Solara? That's nice too if you don't need 4-doors! I think that's going to be my next car. NO MORE CHRYSLER products for me as long as I live no matter WHAT they look like!

    fastdriver
  • ljoyce2ljoyce2 Posts: 3
    There is a great web site (www.allpar.com) full of tech support and info for all mopar products. You may want to post your concerns there. The help and advice you get is terrific. Good luck to all who own LHS's I can't stand mine.
  • tomjobetomjobe Posts: 6
    I am getting a lot of material from chrysler on the extended warranty. I have heard that a dealer will discount but chrysler direct will not. anybody have any idea how much of a discount you can get from a dealer?? thaanks, Tom
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273
    tomjobe-

    Try this site- http://www.autoinvoice.com/
    I believe that others have purchased extended warranties here for a LOT less than their own dealer or Chrysler direct.

    fastdriver
  • marsha7marsha7 Posts: 3,676
    In relation to my latest post under Dodge Intrepid, I must compliment you on your knowledge of websites for TSBs, various car clubs, etc., etc., etc. How in heaven's name do you know all that stuff?

    Bob
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273
    marsha7-

    Thanks. It's no secret. When you own a car like mine, you HAVE to be well-informed BEFORE going to the dealer so that they don't make an [non-permissible content removed] out of you with their ridiculous statements i.e. they all do that, it's a characteristic of the car, you're the first to complain about this etc. etc. etc.!!!!

    With the internet, the WORLD is at your fingertips. Using the right search engines and having some patience, you can find anything you want. I do! I then bookmark them in Netscape or IE and place like topics into a folder for better organization.

    I then use this info to help ME and to maybe alleviate other people's stress by sharing what I know or have on hand in these topics.

    Like I said, all it takes is patience. Now that I just got my DSL hooked up on Monday, I can find this information even FASTER!! LOL.........

    fastdriver
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273
    marsha7-

    Mmmmmm.....Dodge Intrepid? I just went back to my placemarks to see what it was that I helped you with and find that I don't even have Intrepid bookmarked. It must have been this topic or the Concorde topic or the 300M topic that you posted in.

    fastdriver
  • I spoke with someone at DC in Michigan yesterday. Finally, we are reaching some resolution to the problem of the two sheared bolts on the rack & pinion. Honesty is the best policy in this situation and I told the gentleman that I realized this vehicle was 24K miles out of warranty when this happened but since the 2nd rack had been put in at 47K under the extended warranty, we felt the rack should have lasted longer than 27K miles. He wants all of the paperwork for the 2nd and 3rd racks and will see about factory reimbursement for parts only for the 3rd rack. The best case scenario would be full reimbursement for that and our towing charge, which was very high, but parts only we will take. Just FYI, I got absolutely nowhere with the local service manager at Landmark Chrysler in Springfield, Illinois. It was only on Thursday after almost 3 months of stalling when I pretty much lost my cool and the manager gave me the phone number to Michigan. My opinion of the Chrysler products as a whole still remains the same. My attitude towards the local dealer has changed in that the service manager, whom I felt was being cooperative, has ended up making enemies of us. I don't believe he has ever taken this to the local owner of the dealership but we intend to do that via certified mail.

    Thanks again to all for listening to my complaints over the past few months. I will probably post one more time to let you all know the final resolution.
  • I guess I'm missing out on all the fun. Since I took delivery of my 2000 LHS last December I have not had the first thing to [non-permissible content removed] about. It has been back to the dealer once, to have the oil changed. There is no wind noise, the stereo sounds great and everything works fine. Road noise is no better or worse than any other car I've owned.
  • marsha7marsha7 Posts: 3,676
    Considering that I read and post on all the Chrysler topics you just listed, and since the LH line of vehicles are almost identical, you are probably right. To me, a complaint or comment about a 300M equals the same on an Intrepid, Concorde, LHS. etc.

    Anyway, thanks for your help, and can we expect FASTER responses from you with your DSL service? :-).

    One other possibility: in addition to those other LH topics, when someone else has a problem, and you list an answer, I consider you are helping me, altho I may not have been the one who posted.
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273
    marsha7-

    Thanks. That's what these boards are all about- sharing our trials and tribulations and trying to help others so they don't have to go through the same crap with their "5-STAR" dealers when they have a problem!

    And yes- FASTER responses, when I'm home, with the new DSL!! LOL....

    BTW- I did respond to you in the Intrepid topic about your AC. Check it out. It MIGHT help! NO guarantees! LOL....

    fastdriver
  • aburns1aburns1 Posts: 2
    I have shaking in the front end of my 1995 LHS, but only when the car is at idle. Any ideas as to why? I have had the tranny replaced once and hear that it will be again at 75K miles. I now have about 68K miles on it. I have also read that certain tires make a huge difference in the way the car drives and handles and I need some new tires. What are your recomendations and suggestions? Also, has anyone else experienced problems with the tranny system at about 30K miles and know it will happen again somewhere about 70-75K miles? Is this is Chrylser Defect or what? What about the violent shaking at idle? could it be timing, or something major? I like the car and the way it drives and the fact that it is a comfy car to travel a long distance in, but how many reapirs do I have to keep putting into this? Thanks. Anne
  • tomjobetomjobe Posts: 6
    have the trans fluid and filter changed and i bet the problem goes away.
  • copperhead1copperhead1 Posts: 157
    BTW,it seems you know all about Chrysler´s,so would you please tell us all what the future holds for the next gen. LHS and Concorde?
    Since you know everything about them you must have a true and honest answer,if not I´m sure you will find out,and will let us all know.
    Thank you,and I hope you will have the correct answer.
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273
    copperhead1-

    I will see if I can dig up anything for you and report back here ASAP. However, I'm going to Vegas all next week, so it probably won't be until the week after.

    fastdriver
  • copperhead1copperhead1 Posts: 157
    I´m also going to Vegas,maybe we can meet there,in what hotel are you staying?
  • copperhead1copperhead1 Posts: 157
    About the future of the next gen. LHS,it all seems the will no longer exists,there is a word that for 2004 ALL LH cars will be Rear wheel drive,except the lHS,instead of it Chrysler plans to introduce the Charger!

    In the mean time I will list you here all the colors for the 2001 model year.

    Ice blue,deep saphire,stone white,cinnamon,champagne,black,silver,garnet,shale green.
  • copperhead1copperhead1 Posts: 157
    Instead of the Ice blue,it is steel blue.
    Thanks.
  • copperhead1copperhead1 Posts: 157
    About the future of the next gen. LHS,it all seems the will no longer exists,there is a word that for 2004 ALL LH cars will be Rear wheel drive,except the lHS,instead of it Chrysler plans to introduce the Charger!

    In the mean time I will list you here all the colors for the 2001 model year.

    Ice blue,deep saphire,stone white,cinnamon,champagne,black,silver,garnet,shale green.
  • djv59djv59 Posts: 4
    My 2000 LHS w/12000 miles has this dull rattling noise while going over bumps or dips in the road at slow speeds. Seems to be coming from all wheels, maybe mostly the rear. The dealer checked everything and can't find it. They took me for a ride in a new LHS from the lot and it does the same thing! (although not as bad as mine) Now they tell me it's a normal sound.
    It's driving me nuts, everytime I pull into my driveway, over the curb it sounds really bad.
    Dealer said park it in the street!! Does anyone have any ideas?
  • I received a call from DC in Michigan and they are going to reimburse us only for the rack and pinion part on our LHS. This is much more than I had hoped for from DC but much less than I believe the local dealer owes us. The Michigan rep said it appears that the local dealer tightened everything down under the hood and has overstressed the two bolts on the rack and pinion. Their further belief that this is a dealer problem is that DC has not heard of this happening except for one time before - at the same dealer.

    I sent a package of information to Michigan via certified mail and received a very prompt reply. The same day, I sent the very same package of information to the president of Landmark Chrysler, Sean Grant, and as of today have not even received my green card back acknowledging they have accepted delivery of my certified letter.

    I told the person in Michigan that I didn't believe this local dealership to be a 5 Star service center and asked how they determine that. He said it is based on the number of customer complaints they receive. No complaints equals a 5 Star service center. So folks, if you don't let your problems be known by DC in Michigan, then they have no alternative but to give all dealerships a 5 Star rating. Seems a bit screwy to me but since they are cutting the check to me, I didn' dispute their word. The rep I talked to is going to forward my complaint of my local dealership to the proper department in Michigan and also with a note that I have heard nothing from them regarding my certified letter.

    So for all who are reading this, think twice before you do business with LANDMARK CHRYSLER IN SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS. Bob Ridings Chrysler in Taylorville, Illinois (just 20 minutes away) has a far superior reputation and it would be well worth the drive to get much better service. Unfortunately, we kept doing business in Springfield thinking the service would turn around and it never did. And to Sean Grant, if you think ignoring us will keep this thing under the carpet, then you have obviously underestimated the power of the internet.
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