Table 1 shows three common service brakes related problems of the 1999 Chrysler LHS.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Brakes Failed problems||
|Brake Electric Antilock problems||
|Brake Pedal And Linkage problems||
The consumer shifted from park into drive with brake depressed and the vehicle accelerated forward with a roaring noise colliding with a light pole. The brakes failed to stop the vehicle and the vehicle was totaled.
I tried for over a mile to disengage the cruise control with the switch and brake. I started on level land, went uphill and down and had the brake to the floorboard. There were toll booths with a number of occupied vehicles in line. To avoid injurying or killing someone, I left the roadway hitting barriers and unoccupied vehicles. My wife suffered numerous bruising and bent glasses. I suffered a broken strernum and have developed fluid in my lungs and possibly around my heart. My prognosis is uncertain at this time.
Brake pedal appeared to be too soft when applying brakes. Dealer notified, and informed consumer that nothing could be done since pedal met specifications.