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1999 Chrysler LHS

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  • Moderate overlap front

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
Crash avoidance rating
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 1999-2000 models

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics
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 vehicle 1999 Chrysler LHS 4-door
Weight 3,585 lbs.
Side airbags none
Wheelbase 113 in.
Length 208 in.
Width 74 in.
Engine 3.5 L V6
EPA ratings 18 mpg city / 27 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF99020
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 ID CF99020
HIC-15 739
Peak gs at hard contact 95
Tension (kN) 3.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 21
Maximum Nij 0.53
Chest maximum compression (mm) 32
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 - left 1.47
Maximum tibia index - right 1.01
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 3.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 6.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 94
Right 98
Antilock brakes
Daytime running lights (optional on cars sold to fleets)

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