1999 Chrysler 300M

large car / 4-door sedan


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front: original test


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Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 1999-2000 models

Tested vehicle: 1999 Chrysler LHS 4-door

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

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver 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.

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space wasn't maintained well.

Airbag deployment occurred so late in the crash that the bag didn't get between the driver's head and the steering wheel. The dummy's head hit the steering wheel hard.

Moderate to major footwell intrusion contributed to the likelihood of left lower leg injury.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant 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

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

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