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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,048 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2004 Chrysler Crossfire drivetrain problems

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2004 Chrysler Crossfire Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 182016


  • 54,500 miles


Car pops out of first gear on take off almost got rear ended once and hit broad side by a truck when trying to merge into trafic. Chrysler had issued a technical bulletin for this problem. I fully belive this was and is a safty issue and should be listed as such.

- Plaistow, NH, USA

problem #4

Nov 262015


  • 23,000 miles
At 50 mph on a Maryland state highway, the engine unexpectedly shut off resulting in the vehicle coasting to a stop in the traffic lane (there was no shoulder). Fortunately, I was not struck by another vehicle, but it was dark and vehicles coming over a small hill and slight curve had to take evasive action to avoid a collision. The engine would crank and start briefly and then sputter to a stop. Or, it would just crank and not fire or not crank at all. I was eventually, with assistance, able to push the vehicle off the roadway into a residential driveway. I had the vehicle towed to my residence for further diagnosis. The vehicle would later start and run normally for a short period, but then was plagued by a large list of issues to include: Malfuncitoning indicator lights illuminated - brake light, brake wear indicator, traction control, stability control; P0600 data link loss code; vehicle not shifting out of park; speedometer not working, etc. Eventually, the engine would no longer crank at all. All issues were remedied by replacing the relay control module (rcm) - a part that was, and still is, manufactured by stribel. This part has know issues related to poorly soldered connections that cause no-start conditions or cause the vehicle to stall while operating. The rcm is also plagued by failure of the internal relays (engine control, fuel pump, traction control, secondary air pump) themselves which may be hastened by overheating as a result of the poor solder joints. If it has not already happened, someone is going to be seriously injured or killed when their Chrysler Crossfire (or any one of a number of Mercedes Benz vehicles utilizing the same stribel relay) stalls due to this widely know defect and is struck by another vehicle.

- Nottingham, MD, USA

problem #3

Dec 112014


  • 123,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Crossfire. While driving 30 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 123,000.

- Navarre, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 012014

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 153,000 miles
As I've read on here, this car has a tendency to drop out of 1st gear on take off. This happens frequently enough that I've studied whether my hand on the shift or not makes a difference. It doesn't. just why Chrysler thinks this isn't a defect is beyond comprehension. Its a 6 speed and I quit using 1st gear, too unpredictable, or rather too predictable as I know its going to drop out.

- Longville, LA, USA

problem #1

Jan 122012


  • 6,738 miles
The engine cuts out without any pre-indications. Afterward the starter will not respond although the lights work ok. The transmission locks when put in park. Hours later the response stays the same. The first time it started working a day later, the second time it hasn't started yet. The dealer seems to have no idea on what to do. It left me stranded late at night. This seems to be a chronic Crossfire problem.

- West Richland, WA, USA

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