Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The Chrysler Crossfire has a nasty habit of having the back window fall out. While there are reports of this happening to every model year (2004-08), the 2005 has it worst. Naturally this problem tends to happen beyond the standard 3 year / 36,000 mile warranty leaving owners to pick up the tab along with the shattered pieces of glass.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,775 miles

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2005 Chrysler Crossfire Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #29

Oct 022013


  • 28,200 miles


My rear window has started to separate from the convertible top my car was parked and has not been driven suddenly I looked at my car and I noticed my rear window has started to separate from my convertible, I've called Chrysler customer service who was very very rude and not helpful I've called carmax austin, carmax houston, team Dodge Chrysler huntsville and they all told me they could not fix my car I was referred to a [xxx] with Chrysler corporation he has not returned my phone call nor emails this is a safety issue and it should be fixed!! Chrysler should be responsible my car is a 2005 convertible and they are telling me still I'm in Texas that's ridiculous that they cannot fix my car this is a dangerous situation! Chrysler needs to step up to plate. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Huntsville, TX, USA

problem #28

Sep 262013


  • 50,100 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire convertible. The contact was driving 60 mph when the rear window seal failed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for inspection but was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 50,100.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #27

Dec 042012

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
Adhesive on rear glass window coming loose, has been for months now. Window is now barely held in by top strip of glue & could fall out at any moment. Issue is covered under a service bulletin from Chrysler but they are denying my claim because the car was purchased in a different state. If the window falls out it could hurt a passenger or even fly out from the car and harm someone else on the road. This issue happens to all 2005 Crossfire convertibles due to a defect in manufacturing.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #26

Aug 222013

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 23,800 miles


Came out of a store to find the rear window of my wife's 2005 Crossfire convertible had become unglued along both sides, the bottom & all but the middle edge of the top. We found where Chrysler had a recall on the 2005 roadster (which I am willing to bet uses the same adhesive) but the dealer said it is not covered by the recall. Confirmed this Chrysler customer service.

- Baytown , TX, USA

problem #25

Aug 142013


  • 56,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire roadster. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the rear window became detached from the convertible top. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 56,000.

- Texas City , TX, USA

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problem #24

Jul 112013

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire convertible. The contact stated that the rear glass had become partially detached from the convertible top. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated that the convertible top would have to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 43,000.

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #23

Jun 092013

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 5,400 miles


The rear window glass on the roadster has separated from the roof lining. I have been told that it can not be repaired only replaced. This presents a safety hazard when the adhesive fails completely and the glass falls out on a roadway or turns into a projectile inside the car while driving.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #22

Feb 142013

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 37,400 miles
Rear window has become unglued from top. Car has no damage to other parts of top and has been well maintained. This is a known problem and Chrysler refuses to accept responsibility for all regions of the United States. Car only has 37,400 miles.

- Aberdeen, MD, USA

problem #21

Jun 212013

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 28,500 miles
Rear glass has separated from convertible top at the bottom for 10 to 12 inches. Fear that the rest will pull free if I continue to drive. Called repair places and was told it could not be repaired due to the way it was manufactured and had to be replaced. Car is garage kept and driven 3500 miles a year, top looks like new otherwise. Have informed my local Chrysler dealership where I have inspection and oil changes performed and was told that someone would contact me. Nothing as of yet.

- Seaford, VA, USA

problem #20

Jun 132013


  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire convertible. The contact stated that the rear window welding failed and caused the window to detach from the vehicle. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer, who stated that they could not repair the rear window due to not having the proper equipment. The dealer stated the contact had to take the vehicle to another dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 38,000.

- Guntersville, AL, USA

problem #19

May 292013

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire roadster. The contact stated that the rear window glass became partially detached from the vehicle where the convertible top met with the structure. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and but the vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileages were 50,000.

- Rancho Mirage, CA, USA

problem #18

Jul 302012


  • 50,000 miles
The rear window separated from the convertible top. This happened 2 months after I came out of a 7yr warranty that I paid a lot for. I called Chrysler. They said they are only fixing tops that were originally sent to southern states. So no luck for me--it does get hot in phila. The dealer won't do anything. The Chrysler crossfire forum is full of complaints about this defect. This is very discouraging that an american car maker won't stand behind their product.

- Folsom, PA, USA

problem #17

Apr 052013

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 79,645 miles
The rear glass window in the convertible soft top has come unglued and is falling out. This is a severe issue with this make of car and Chrysler refuses to repair or replace it. At one time, Chrysler agreed to extend the warranty on these vehicles to 10 years or 100,000 miles but only to Crossfires that were shipped to certain southern states, such as South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and Texas. They feel only the cars that are in these warmer climate states will be affected. My car is a 2005 model that I purchased as a used vehicle from Chrysler dealership in July 2012, who did not tell me about this problem and refuse to repair or replace the top. It was shipped to mi in 2005 and then was registered in SC in 2006. My feeling is all of the affected cars should be under warranty as it's a manyfacturer defect. Now I will be responsible to pay an additional $2,300 for a new top that will eventurally have the rear window fall out again. Google this problem and you will see it's nationwide if not worldwide. A class action lawsuit needs to be started against Chrysler and Mercedes.

- Pooler, GA, USA

problem #16

May 272013

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 68,350 miles
Rear glass window separated from convertible top.

- Hemet, CA, USA

problem #15

Apr 012013

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 46,000 miles
Rear window mounted in the convertible top breaks loose and falls. It could have been worse had it come loose at a higher speed, but in the end the major issue is now the large hole allowing water into the inside of the car. Chrysler has acknowledged this issue but only if the car is originally sold in certain states. This car has been in those states almost the entire time it has existed, but because it was sold in California originally it is deemed not covered.

- Laceys Spring, AL, USA

problem #14

Feb 152013

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 49,000 miles
Rear window adhesive failed and rear window glass started to become detached from convertible top.

- Kihei, HI, USA

problem #13

Jan 232013


  • 40,700 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire roadster. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, a whistle noise was emitted from the rear portion of the convertible top. As a result, the rear window glass became slightly detached. There were no recalls for the failure however, a technical service bulletin was issued under NHTSA item number: 10042531 (visibility:glass, side/rear). The vehicle was neither diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 40,700.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #12

Oct 192012

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
The rear window is separating for the convertible top..reading on line it seems to be a very common problem with this year vehicle. I called Chrysler like many other people and they are not will to do anything to correct the problem..again many, many people are have the exact issue with the car and Chrysler is no help.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #11

Sep 052012

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
The rear adhesive on my 2005 Chrysler Crossfire roadsters rear window, that holds it to the soft top convertible, has begun to detach. I have called Chrysler about the issue and they explained that my vehicle was not covered by the warranty and they will not assist. This is a huge safety concern for me because the window could detach while driving and possibly cause harm and/or death to other drivers on the roadway. I found a service bulletin on the issue with a bulletin # sb-23035-11reva that recommends that the convertible top be inspected and/or replaced if defective. Chrysler is not helping at all with this serious safety issue to help me fix it and make my vehicle safe for myself, and the others around me. I am a member of and there are many other people with this issue that have either gotten it replaced by Chrysler for free, or paid a co-pay to help them fix the problem, but I was offered neither for this extremely unsafe issue my vehicle has. Please help me in any way that you can.

- Richlands, NC, USA

problem #10

Jun 112012


  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire convertible. The contact stated that the rear window became detached. As a result, the trunk would become filled with water whenever it would rain. The contact spoke with the manufacturer and was told that the component was not under warranty, but wanted the vehicle inspected to see what caused the failure. The contact referenced NHTSA item number: 10042531 (visibility) that was supposed to cover and correct the problem for 10 years and 100,000 miles, but the manufacturer advised that the vehicle was not covered because it was not registered in a southern state. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 48,000 and the current mileage was 51,000.

- Old Bridge, NJ, USA

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