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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,004 miles

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2005 Chrysler Crossfire Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #11

May 202010

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 27,434 miles


I own a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire convertible. It has 27,434 miles on it. The back glass window came unglued and partially fell into the rear deck. It cannot be repaired with additional glue. The remainder of the top is in excellent shape. It is now costing me $2850 for a new top. Clearly, this is a design flaw and safety hazard. A recall is in order.

- Monroe, GA, USA

problem #10

May 082010


  • 53,250 miles
The glass from the top of my 2005 Chrysler Crossfire roadster sunk in as the glue from manufacturer did not hold up. It is under a maximum coverage warranty from Chrysler and they still did not want to cover the repair B/C it is material. However, it is the way manufacturer made the car(with a soft top) therefore the warranty should cover the top even if its cloth B/C it is how they made it.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #9

Mar 072010


  • 80,000 miles
I have a 2005 crossfire convertible! I spent a lot of money for this car and now the back window is ready to fall out!!! it has separated from the drivers side completely. Im afraid the window will fly out completely and kill someone while on the highway!!!!

- Port Saint Lucie, FL, USA

problem #8

Apr 102009


  • 23,000 miles


I own a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire conv. The back window became unglued and is falling out, I cant drive the car and it is not possible to put the top down. The only fix I'm aware of is to order a new top from Chrysler at the tune of 2500 dollars. It's a major problem and they should recall this and repair at no charge. This car was expensive and obviously I will no longer buy a Chrysler product because they will not fix their problem.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #7

Oct 312009


  • 27,000 miles
Have a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire convertible and the back window came apart from the canvas. Vehicle only has 27,000 miles on it. Contacted Chrysler and they say it is not a defect but from other complaints I have seen this is happening often in the Crossfire convertible. Told by the dealership that this would be goodwill by them since I was only 13 days out of warranty when this happened, but they are not returning my phone calls.

- Leesburg, FL, USA

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problem #6

Oct 102009


  • 36,000 miles
The rear window glass is coming out of the convertible top on my 2005 Chrysler crossfire. There was less than 40,000 miles on the car when it started. Went to the dealer to get it looked at and was told that Chrysler would not cover it and that my extended warranty did not cover it. This seems to be a common problem on this model car from what I have been reading on the web. With all I have been reading I would think that Chrysler should be responsible and fix this issue.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #5

Aug 092009


  • 36,020 miles


This is a complaint on a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire roadster that was just purchased in June 2009. I was looking in my rear view mirror on Sunday afternoon and noticed a small quarter inch gap between my convertible top and my rear window. When I inspected the vehicle, I also noticed another gap that was on the left driver side of my rear window. This gap is about 2 inches wide and I can literally stick my hand on the inside of my car. It seems that the heat here in Texas has melted the glue to the point that the window is becoming detached from the convertible top's canvas material. So, I contacted Chrysler customer care on Monday morning and they instructed me to visit a dealer to see if they could fix the window. I went to the dealership that afternoon and they told me (verbatim) "we don't bother working on this vehicle because it is too much of a hassle, we refer crossfires to an upholstery shop!" so, the next morning which was Tuesday, I contact Chrysler customer service again, told them what I was told at the dealership and they said "please go to a different dealership." So I went again that Tuesday afternoon and this time they looked at my vehicle and said they would contact customer service and get back with me the next day. I received a call today, Wednesday, saying that it is going to cost $3,000 plus tax to repair. They can't just glue the window back in, they have to replace the whole top. Chrysler also denied a goodwill replacement because it was deemed unnecessary, and my warranty just expired like 20 miles ago. The top is on back order, as I was told by the service manager at the dealership, so it could be a while before I would even be able to have it repaired. I am driving around with a half glued rear window, that can fall out and bust inside my car at any point. It is not only a hazard to me, but also to any passengers, pedestrians or motorist around me. If this should fall out while I am driving, I or someone else can become seriously injured.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #4

Apr 172009


  • 52,500 miles
The chrome trim on the backside of my 2005 Chrysler Crossfire interior door pull is peeling and becoming very sharp. This occurs on both driver and passenger doors. I recently sliced my finger open while closing the driver's door. There is a tsb out to fix this issue, but since my car is out of warranty Chrysler will do nothing. This is a safety concern.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #3

Jun 282008

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • miles
2005 Chrysler Crossfire front window molding fell off and hit driver. Consumer states that the molding from the front window fell off and hit him while he was driving with the top down. He states that this could cause a serious accident.

- Stratford, CT, USA

problem #2

Jun 142008


  • miles
I am writing this letter to inform you of what I have been through with the 2005 Chrysler crossfire convertible I purchased 3/21/08 from exotic motors in tarpon springs, fl on 6/14/08 I went to get into the car and noticed the back window came out/unglued. I called geico and that's where it all started they said I had a $500 deductible. I thought I could just go to firkins Chrysler and have it glued back in for less. Went there and they said it was a manufactures defect but sent me to there glass person manatee auto trim Inc. He looked at it and said the same thing manufactures defect and would not fix it as he has done 3-4 in the past few months and they don"T take. That in it self should tell you something. So my husband called Chrysler on 6/16/08 spoke with mark he stated they would be willing to do a good will replacement, so the next day 6/17/08 I took the car back to firkins they put in a work order and informed me the car tops were back ordered. My husband the called Chrysler 6/17/08 and spoke with millie who was very rude and told my husband under no circumstance would Chrysler pay for that as it cost too much. When he told her just the day before he spoke with mark and he said he would do the good will replacement she said no way. I then met with my geico adjuster and he also said they would not cover it as it is a manufacturers defect. He took pictures and gave me his report, which states it is a manufacturers defect, he advised me to sue Chrysler. I called Chrysler myself on 6/18/08 spoke with richard who was very rude, abrupt, and indifferent and told me to do what I had to do but he was not going to help me. To sum this letter up I have contacted the Florida attorney general"S office and filed a complaint. They have been very helpful, putting me in the in touch with who I need to help me.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 222005


  • miles
The consumer had difficulty down shifting his 2005 Chrysler Crossfire in the snow. Including when the vehicle was placed in reverse, the vehicle would not move. The dealer told the consumer the vehicle was designed to be driven in the snow. It was considered a high performance vehicle, it was low to the ground, rear wheel drive. The tires were also high performance and the tread pattern was no good for the snow and/or lots of rain.

- Roseland, NJ, USA

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