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2000 Chrysler LHS

Large family car
  • Moderate overlap front
    P
1999 Chrysler LHS shown
1999 Chrysler LHS shown
1
Antilock brakes
2
Daytime running lights (optional on cars sold to fleets)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2000
P
1999
P

Applies to 1999-2000 models

Overall evaluation
P
Structure and safety cage
M
Injury measures
Head/neck
M
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
P
Leg/foot, right
M
Restraints and dummy kinematics
P
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Chrysler LHS was redesigned for the 1999 model year and the Chrysler 300M was introduced in the 1999 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the chest indicate low risk of injuries to this body region in a crash of this severity. High forces occurred when the dummy's heat hit the steering wheel, indicating that injuries to the head would be possible. Forces on both tibias indicate that injuries to the lower left leg would be likely and injuries to the lower right leg would be possible. Head acceleration from the B-pillar hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement wasn't well controlled. The airbag deployed too late, and the dummy's head hit the steering wheel. Then the dummy's head continued to move forward, pushing the wheel against the instrument panel. During rebound, the dummy moved toward the driver door, and its head hit the B-pillar.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle1999 Chrysler LHS 4-door
Weight 3,585 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase113 in.
Length208 in.
Width74 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 27 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF99020
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)18
Left (cm)25
Center (cm)31
Right (cm)21
Brake pedal (cm)25
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)10
Right (cm)8
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)6
Rearward (cm)-8
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)11

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF99020
Head
HIC-15739
Peak gs at hard contact95
Neck
Tension (kN)3.6
Extension bending moment (Nm)21
Maximum Nij 0.53
Chest maximum compression (mm)32
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)4.2
Femur force - right (kN)5.4
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left1.47
Maximum tibia index - right1.01
Tibia axial force - left (kN)3.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN)6.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left94
Right98

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