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:
47,937 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 miscellaneous problems

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2005 Chrysler Crossfire Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #13

Jun 192013


  • 33,000 miles


I have had my car since 2006 however I have not been able to drive because the ignition switch doesn't turn. I would get it fix out of pocket but I only have 33,000 original miles on it, and I don't think a car that has this little of miles should have this kind of problem.

- Las Cruces, NM, USA

problem #12

Jul 042012


  • 50,000 miles
I am one of those affected by the rear window falling out of the Chrysler crossfire. At first they offered to get me a new top for $700. Goodwill they said. I told them I couldn't afford it. They wound up rescinding the offer and refused to help me at all. I try to reglue the window but it falls out again. I am in NJ which is not one of the states they were helping people in. Please have Chrysler recall all crossfires for this known problem. Thanks.

- Old Bridge , NJ, USA

problem #11

Jan 062015


  • 39,000 miles
While driving on the interstate, the rear window in the convertible top detached and fell out, causing the car behind me to...react in a very unsafe manner. The sudden wind inside my car caused a very unsafe condition. This has happened to a number of Crossfire owners. Big problem. When it detached, it ripped out the wiring for the defogger and scratched the tonneau cover.

- Auburn, AL, USA

problem #10

Apr 292015


  • miles


I understand that the rear window is falling out of many of these vechiles and Chrysler is doing nothing.

- Bethel Island, CA, USA

problem #9

Apr 102014

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 36,100 miles
The back window is falling away from the convertible top. The adhesive is not holding the back window in place.

- Emerald Isle, NC, USA

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problem #8

Sep 202013


  • 35,600 miles
The rear window delaminated from the convertible top and is falling out. Chrysler is well aware of the issue and has admitted there was a problem with the adhesive. They have failed to recall the tops of this car and it a serious safety issue. They are hand picking who gets replacement roofs. The cost of the roof is 2,000 Chrysler has an X31 extended warranty that covers this issue but not everyone qualifies. The car needs a recall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! shame on Chrysler and they're very poor customer service!!!!

- Hapeville, GA, USA

problem #7

Jul 202013

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 84,352 miles


This bulletin supersedes service bulletin 23-035-11, dated September 01, 2011, which should be removed from your files. This is a complete revision and no asterisks have been used to highlight revisions. Subject: Convertible soft top back glass loose and/or detached from fabric (10 yr. / 100,000 mile warranty extension) overview: This bulletin involves inspecting the convertible soft top back glass and if necessary replacing the convertible top cover. Models: 2005 (zh) crossfire roadster note: This extended warranty bulletin applies to vehicles equipped with convertible soft top. Symptom/condition: The customer may experience convertible soft top back glass loose and/or detached from fabric. Diagnosis: If the customer describes the symptom, perform the repair procedure. My rear glass fell out of my convertible while it was sitting still, I did my research and found out that this is a very common problem with the 2005 year model. I found that Chrysler put a ten year 100,000 mile warranty on the top which is covered by the service bulletin listed above. I called Chrysler and was told that not all are covered because they are state specific which is bull and they should cover all top that develop the problem no matter where you live, a defect is a defect no matter where you live.

- Lucasville, OH, USA

problem #6

Jul 182012

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 15,678 miles
The rear glass window on the convertible top came loose on one side and is coming loose across the top. I have discovered since this problem occurred that Chrysler is aware of the problem and is refusing to issue a recall inorder to fix the defect. My vehicle has always been garage kept, and the top is in excellent condition.

- Punta Gorda, FL, USA

problem #5

Nov 222011

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
The back glass adhesive on the convertible soft top on my 2005 Chrysler Crossfire roadster is failing on the drivers side almost 3 inches across top and bottom, causing the glass to separate from the fabric top. This adhesive is the only support for the window to the fabric top. The window/top connection currently does not provide a waterproof seal and allows water to enter the vehicle. 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. Very costly to the consumer to repair should be recalled as it looks like there are many others with the same problem.

- Aberdeen, MD, USA

problem #4

Jul 062011


  • 47,000 miles
As I was pulling out of my parking space after work, the rear window of my convertible fell into the passenger compartment of the car. Scared the hell out of me. Fortunately I wasn't going very quickly or I might have lost control of the car. Got the car home and looked the issue up on the internet and was surprised to find that apparently this is a common problem with this car, Chrysler knows about it, but will not do anything about the problem. Their answer is to install a new roof at $3,800. I consider this a safety issue because a piece of glass coming loose like that in a moving vehicle can cause a real problem.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #3

May 022011

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 17,000 miles


Rear window simply falls out of Chrysler crossfire convertible top. No support for glass other than thin strip of heat seal to canvass. Could be serious if failure at speed. Chrysler offers co-pay ($890) to owner for a new top so they acknowledge the problem.

- The Villages, FL, USA

problem #2

May 052011


  • 22,000 miles
2005 Chrysler Crossfire roadster rear window fell out of the top. This could have fallen behind my car and hit another vehicle and injured someone. I belong to a Chrysler car club and found this is a common failure for this year model. I have contacted Chrysler and am waiting for their opinion. I am told the top replacement is about $3000.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #1

Oct 312009


  • 18,000 miles
Vandalism to convertible top, slashed. Convertible top needs to be replaced, replacing top by manufacture will take until at least January 29, 2010 from October. This is hazardous due to driving with a slashed top creates a major noise distraction as well as inclement weather problems such as snow and rain distracts driver and may somewhat impair vision etc.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

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