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

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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2005 Chrysler Crossfire Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #9

Oct 012012

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 58,000 miles


Rear glass on convertible top fell out.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #8

Jun 152012

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Rear window separated from top. Leaks water in rain and is a safety issue at any speed. Dealer had me call Chrysler for details on warranty code X31. Tsb sb-23035-11rev a Chrysler indicated even though this vehicle's problem is consistant with all other complaints being addressed by warranty X31 and the vehicle is currently being utilized in the state of tennesee where the "recall" is active the problem is that the vehicle was not originally purchased in one of the covered states and therefoe is not covered. This policy is not fair and consisitant. All 2005 crossfires were built in germany, therefore origination point or us state of initial sale should not be the indicating factor. If the failure occurs during the X31 warranty extension period then the repair should be covered. This is a $3000 problem.

- Ooltewah , TN, USA

problem #7

May 072012

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
The back window of the convertible is coming unglued.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #6

Jun 162011

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 5,256 miles


When traveling down the highway I noticed that the glass rear window on my convertible 2005 Chrysler Crossfire roadster had become partially ( only 6 inches where attached at top of glass ) unattached from the canvas top and was hitting against the body when I would hit a bump. When I got home I did an internet search about how to fix it, and found that this is a common problem with the Crossfire rear window of this model year. I called the dealer at that time and they said it was not covered. I had the window glued back but it has sense delaminated again. Now I see Chrysler may have been planning this fix for some time?

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #5

Jun 292012

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
Rear window in convertible top unglued on top and both sides and fell into car while parked. Air temperature was above 100F. No previous problems with window leakage or sign of impending failure. Believe this is part of sb 23035-11 rev a but local Chrysler dealer unable to authorize repair or replacement. Have contacted Chrysler and opened case number [xxx] and am awaiting resolution. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Purcellville, VA, USA

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problem #4

Jun 272012

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 137,000 miles
Was driving down a city street and started hearing banging from the back of the car. Pulled over and saw that rear window had disengaged from the convertible rag top. Have read hundreds of the same complaints pertaining to the 2005 only. Supposedly Chrysler has admitted it was a defect. Unfortunately my VIN # does not quality and I have 137,000 miles on the car. I have been advised that the window cannot be reglued and the only answer is a brand new top costing thousands of dollars. Chrysler knew of this defect years ago and did not notify anyone. It seems to happen where the weather is warm. It was close to 100 degrees when this happened. I was getting ready to get on the highway and who knows the damage it would have caused my car and another car driving behind me if the window had come off. If I had been made aware, I would have had it checked. Why has there not been a recall?

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #3

Jun 202012

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 49,568 miles


Rear window on my rag top has come unglued have read were a lot of other Crossfires rag tops have the same problem. This is a defect that Chrysler needs to fix at no cost.

- Manchester, TN, USA

problem #2

Jun 042012


  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler cross fire convertible. The contact stated that the rear window was dangling from the roof. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer to get the window repaired but they informed the contact that the vehicle would have to be taken to a glass shop for the repair. The vehicle was taken to a glass shop but was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 54,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Joshua Tree, CA, USA

problem #1

May 232012


  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire. The contact stated that the rear windshield fell inward, into the vehicle cabin without warning. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who diagnosed that the window needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 38,000.

- Hanahan, SC, USA

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