9th May 2008, 04:36
I have a Chrysler New Yorker (LHS) 1997, which had done 135000. Love the vehicle for its smooth, silky ride and quite engine. Maintenance were there like water pump, CV joint, timing belt, steering mechanism etc. Seems the 3.5 V6 engine is strong and reliable asset on this car.
24th Jun 2008, 04:55
Hi, Can anyone out there recommend a type of tires for a 2001 LHS? I spent $600.00 for a set of tires with an 80,000 mile usage, and they are completely worn out at 40,000 miles! I am planning to drive this car for three more years, if I can (I only have 92,000 miles on it). Thank you very much.
12th Sep 2008, 22:44
Piece of crap!
Motors in all the windows have gone bad.
Tires, flat, they go flat like every month.
80,000 miles on it.
It had some trouble with the overheating. A lot of money later and the car starts to shake, slow idle maybe!
My advice go with a foreign car. I'm am proud to be an American, but the cars suck here.
Buy a truck from America, but not any type of car.
PS: NEVER by a Chrysler
9th Nov 2008, 08:07
I bought a 2001 LHS with 65000 miles on it, and with 117000 miles on it, it started ticking severely. The mechanic tells me the motor needs replaced and that that motor oiling systems clogs up. It will run for awhile and then it dies. Can anyone provide any suggestions?
13th Jan 2009, 21:01
Wow. 2000 Chrysler LHS - where do I begin?
I bought mine in 2006 at a local Chrysler dealer with 115,000 kms on it. It was a one-owner trade, in like new condition both inside and out. Service records in the warranty book indicated that it had been maintained as per the service recommendations since new.
Things deteriorated rapidly the moment I got it (within 15,000 kms). I have had almost every front-end suspension component replaced trying to find an irritating noise with the steering. The stabilizer links were replaced, the struts were replaced, and 2 tie rods were replaced. However, all were to no avail. The noise still exists. I have decided to live with this problem for the present... as I am not too excited about the prospect of a new steering rack (the last plausible option). Front-end components and steering racks seem to be a weak (and often hard to diagnose) link on these cars.
The rims on these cars also have the propensity to corrode on the inside and allow for the loss of the tire pressure. I have had the front tires resealed and this seems to have stopped the air leakage for now.
My interior dash lights seem to flash on me as well. I have been told that this is another common problem for these cars. Research online has confirmed this. I have also noticed that my climate control screen goes black the odd time - this problem is caused by some wiring inside the climate control unit itself.
My weather stripping on the inside of the doors started to shrink and I repaired this myself. I have replaced one window motor. Finally, a crack has appeared in my dash (over the passenger side airbag) - which is also another well documented problem with these cars. I have been told that there's not much that can be done for this short of a new dash.
Although the runs good, I would seriously recommend thinking twice about these cars because of their many common age-related problems.
3rd Feb 2009, 14:04
I bought my Chrysler LHS 2000 back in 2007 and it has been my baby ever since. Just minor things have went wrong with it. I love it and I would buy another one in a heartbeat!
28th Feb 2009, 11:08
2000 Chrysler LHS, 255,000 miles and going strong. Change oil every 3000 miles, yes the rims are not the best, and the door gaskets shrink. I would compare to any import.
24th Aug 2009, 10:17
In 2004, we bought a 2000 Chrysler LHS. The car had 101,000 miles on it when we bought it.
The car now has 196,000 miles on it and is still running strong. The AC V-belt broke about 100 miles ago... new one is sitting in my back window waiting for me to find time (and ability) to replace it.
Driver's side seat recliner bolts broke; door seals (and trunk seal) have all come loose; trunk hydraulic lifts don't work (and one is completely broken) ; cruise control recently quit working (less than 1000 miles ago) ; AC blower blew full speed for several months and then quit; climate control display doesn't work; dash lights flicker occasionally.
Oh, and I had to replace the factory 6 1/2" Infinity speakers as soon as I got the car. One was blown when I got it; I replaced it and the other one blew two weeks later. I don't overdrive my stereo either. Center dash speaker has a severe buzz as well.
We're looking to upgrade and replace it, but I intend to get the service done that it needs and I think it'll be good for another 50 to 100K. We've driven it on major road trips several times, with never a problem. It has never failed to start or run well for us.
27th Sep 2010, 15:11
Bought a 2000 LHS a couple of years ago, and have had numerous problems with it, especially leakage at the rims. Constantly have to re-inflate my tires. I also own a '95 New Yorker, which I dearly love. But I would also say, "don't buy Chrysler".
17th Nov 2010, 20:06
I also own a 2000 Chrysler LHS. Bought it with 65,000 miles, it currently has 176,000 and still going.
It has many little problems as listed above.
The trunk hydraulics have never worked.
Climate control window is black, and has been for about a year.
I was also told that my brand new tires are constantly losing tire pressure due to the corrosion of the aluminum rims on the inside.
The front alignment has issues.
Replaced tie rod end, CV joints, wheel bearings and still the alignment is off.
Overall, no major issues. This car is comfortable and the trunk is huge. Love it as the family car.