2000 Chrysler LHS 3.5 from North America


Great buy, not reliable and expensive repairs


Last year the heater went out and cost several hundred dollars to fix.

This year around 89,000 the ignition cylinder suddenly went out. Without any warning I was left stranded with a key that would not turn in the ignition. Again several hundred dollars to fix.

Just after the ignition cylinder issue occurred, the driver's side window suddenly started slipping out of the track. Bracket at bottom of window that holds it in the track broke off. Took me about 2 weeks to get an appt. and get in to get fixed and I drive thru 2 toll booths on every trip to and from work--with no window that was a nuisance.

The wheels have always been an issue--constantly have to put air in the tires. The tires for this car are very expensive because of the size. All 4 chrome center hub covers on the wheels are long gone.

There has been an issue for some time now with a worn bearing on a front end stabilizer bar which is another $200 + job.

The cruise control sometimes refuses to work.

Last week my A/C unit went out. $787 if I want to repair. I don't. I had a Buick LeSabre before with over 100,000 miles. Windows never broke, key never quit working, heater never died.

General Comments:

Great car, beautiful leather seats, massive trunk, beautiful wheels. But it all falls apart and is expensive to repair.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 5th February, 2006

8th Jul 2012, 23:15

Go on eBay and get a re-manufactured A/C unit for $150.00, and have it installed. Sounds like someone is taking you to the cleaners... WOW!

2000 Chrysler LHS 3.5L from North America


Worst car I have ever owned


The front wheel bearing went bad at 40,000 miles.

The rack and pinion went bad at 50,000 and needed to be replaced. This was very expensive.

The front stabilizer links went bad. The made a lot of clunking sounds and needed to be replaced.

The door gaskets shrunk and needed to be replaced two times.

The anti lock brake system light ABS came on and required some terminals to be cleaned.

The transmission leaked within the first month of owning it.

The cruise control actuator motor went bad and was replaced.

The tires continue to loose air (even new ones) due to corrosion of the aluminum rims (I a m told).

All four hub caps have corroded and fallen off.

General Comments:

I bought the car with the intention of keeping it for its entire life. I did not realize how short that may be. I am very nervous owning this car because it has cost me so much to maintain.

I take very good care of my three cars so I cannot understand why there have been so many problems.

You get a lot of features for a relatively low price, but in the end you pay for it very quickly with the poor quality.

The car is very spacious and for that I love it. It is comfortable for long road trips.

The suspension is very bumpy making it hard to drink a beverage while driving.

The air conditioning compressor is very noisy, especially in the cold.

The sunroof makes too much noise when it is open. I think the little air deflector is not positioned correctly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 24th June, 2004

25th Jun 2004, 06:29

I forgot to mention that I have replaced three window motors. One window was repaced two times. I currently have another one going bad.

29th Dec 2004, 05:51

2000 Chrysler LHS bought new have replaced all 4 automatic door locks at over $300 each. Have personally repaired drivers side window motor twice by taking apart the window motor and cleaning the motor armature shaft.

Had problem for 4 years with vibration in front end. Took back to dealer when new and they replaced 2 tires, but still a problem. Last year I bought new Michelin tires and haven't had a problem since.

Prior to the LHS I had a new Chrysler Concord with a few problems. I'm going back to Japanese cars, either Toyota or Nissan where quality is superior.