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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,156 miles

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2005 Chrysler Crossfire windows / windshield problems

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2005 Chrysler Crossfire Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #30

Dec 012010


  • 8,000 miles


Rear window failure -- adhesive fails & rear window falls out. The failure of any window is not normal "wear and tear." Many of these cars have experienced the same failure over the years. Chrysler finally -- after years of complaints -- issued a service bulletin #23-03511reva in 2011 that, according to Chrysler, covers only vehicles delivered in nine southeastern states. It extends warranty coverage to ten years (which means Chrysler will replace the convertible tops under warranty). All these cars were built in belgium. Chrysler had trouble selling these vehicles so it auctioned some vehicles internally to its dealer network, who were then permitted to get whatever they could for brand new "used" cars. Mine went to a Dodge dealer in farmville va and was sold to me (via ebay) with 3 miles on the odometer in mid-2007 or so. 33 mos. Of "new car warranty" remained when I rec'd it here in Hawaii. When that warranty expired I purchased an extended "platinum" warranty. The rear window fell out of the convertible top three months after the initial 36 month warranty had expired, the extended "platinum" warranty wouldn't cover repairs. The car had approx. 8000 miles on it. As noted before, Chrysler issued the service bulletin mentioned above in 2011 but arbitrarily excluded some vehicles despite the problem occurring in cars all over the nation. I guess that they thought that the problem would happen only in certain climes -- but there are more than nine U.S. states that get hot weather, e.g., Hawaii experiences hot sun year-round. And mine fell out despite very low mileage and the car being garaged when not in use. I request NHTSA demand that Chrysler extend coverage to all vehicles that fit the criteria, not just those "delivered" in nine of fifty states. The failure of any window is not normal "wear and tear" no matter where it happens. Thanks.

- Kaneohe, HI, USA

problem #29

Apr 042013

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the rear window detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where it was stated the window was a factory defect. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 44,000. The consumer stated the defect was the adhesive that held the rear glass to the convertible top. The top was constructed of excellent quality german canvass. The glass detached and was tethered to the top solely by the wire connecting the rear glass defroster, and there was nothing holding the glass to the vehicle. Updated 10/31/13

- Rancho Mirage, CA, USA

problem #28

Jul 082013

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
Noticed the rear window has started to detach from the top. This is a know flaw and needs to be addressed. This is a major hazard as the car cannot be driven as is.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #27

May 202013

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire. The contact stated that the rear window failed. The contact noticed that the window on the convertible top was separated from the seam. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 69,000...updated 07-17-13 the consumer stated the rear glass separated from the top and it required replacement, because it can not be repaired.

- Hemet, CA, USA

problem #26

May 172013

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 71,364 miles
Rear window separated from soft top.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

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problem #25

Feb 012012

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
The rear window is detaching from the convertible top. It has gotten progressively worse over the past year and the window could fall out at any time without a repair. This is a known problem with the 2005 roadster models, Chrysler has refused to issue a general recall. As a result, my local Chrysler dealer in seminole Florida will not replace nor repair the top.

- Largo, FL, USA

problem #24

Jun 152012

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire convertible. The contact stated that the rear glass was falling out of the vehicle. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that because of a design flaw, the window would become detached from the convertible top. The contact stated the dealer advised him that the manufacturer issued a recall however, his vehicle was not included. The failure mileage was unknown but the current mileage was 50,000...updated 10/03/12 updated 10/09/2012

- Manchester, TN, USA

problem #23

Jun 282012

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 55,984 miles
The rear window glass fell out of the convertible top.

- Lima, OH, USA

problem #22

Jul 162012

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
Rear window on convertible top adhesive failed, window fell out overnight. Top is in good condition otherwise. This poses a real safety hazard, and appears to be a common issue based upon my web searches.

- Kernersville, NC, USA

problem #21

May 262012

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 7,800 miles
Rear window totally separated from soft top, and fell out.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #20

Jun 172012

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


When traveling down the road I noticed that the glass rear window on my convertible 2005 Chrysler Crossfire roadster had become partially 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 and although Chrysler admits the problem they are only fixing/covering the repair based on the VIN #. if I would have known this I would have bought a solstice or S2000. I can't afford a new top which is their only solution of course at my own expense. I took it to several shops to see if they would re-glue it for me. The top is mint except for the loose window. C'mon Chrysler man up and fix this for every owner not just some of them!

- Old Bridge, NJ, USA

problem #19

Jun 012012

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 28,800 miles
The rear window of the convertible, the adhesive has failed and the back window is ready to fall out.the bottom of the window has completely come unglued. I am afraid to drive my car very far, I am afraid the rear window is going to fall out. I have researched this problem and have learned that Chrysler has admitted to this problem. There is a bulletin number{sb-23035-11R} for this problem. I have called the local Chrysler dealership and got the run around. I then called Chrysler complaint dept. And still got no where. The more I research the more I find out. Chrysler is only fixing a select few. Under the equal protection law, Chrysler is not allowed to just select a few, but instead should be fixing all, since they have admitted there is a problem with the back window falling out and adhesive not holding.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #18

Apr 182012

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 56,550 miles
Rear window is separating from convertible top. Could fall out. Chrysler is aware of this problem and is repairing some but not all due to the state it was delivered to. I want it to be on record that they were informed of this safety problem.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #17

Mar 262012

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 8,600 miles
While parked in our garage the rear glass window separated from the convertible top. A phone call was made to naples Chrysler and was immediately told that a new top was necessary and to come in for a diagnostic. Brought car in for diagnostic and after showing them our extended warranty pamphlet was told convertible top was not covered under warranty or recall. Phone call made to extended warranty people and Chrysler rep. Was later told by warranty people that car would be fixed under "good will" provision. However, Chrysler decided to reglue the glass and not properly fix the problem by giving a new top as they initially recommended. Also because the car was purchased in pa and later shipped to Florida and has been there since 2006 the recall supposedly didn't apply to us. The proper fix was a new top. The fix with the so called extended warranty was a sham.

- Wood-Ridge, NJ, USA

problem #16

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 #15

May 102011

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire convertible. The contact stated that the rear windshield was delaminating due to the convertible top. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where they advised her that she would have to replace the convertible top. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 38,000. Updated 12/02/11 the consumer stated there was a delamination of the rear window glass from the canvas of the convertible top.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #14

Sep 092011

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
While sitting parked in my driveway on a hot summer day the back glass of my convertible top became separated from the fabric of the top as a result of adhesive failure. Had this occurred while driving personal injury would have resulted.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #13

Jul 122011

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • miles
My convertable top is in excellent condition except for the fact that the rear window is falling out and I am being told that I have to replace my whole top in order to replace the window because of the poor design. This is now a safety issue as the rear window is about to fall off and no way to repair it without total replacement of the convertable top which is very pricey and because of the poor design will have to be replaced in another 5-6 years.

- Murrells Inlet, SC, USA

problem #12

Sep 212011

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
The rear window of the convertible top fell completely out of the vehicle.

- Daleville, AL, USA

problem #11

Aug 012009

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 24,000 miles
In mid 2009 I noticed that the rear window glass in my 2005 Chrysler Crossfire roadster was delaminating from the canvas apparently due to a poor adhesive bond. I was able to re-attach it myself after I was refused service by my local Chrysler dealer due to "adhesives and the soft top are not covered". he cited "environmental factors can not be controlled" and are excluded from warranty service. This car was purchased in Georgia at a Chrysler dealership and is kept garaged. It is driven approximately 4500 miles per year, and is immaculate. The top is separating again and after contacting Chrysler customer care, I was told that mine is excluded from a recent "partial" recall for cars only manufactured on "certain production lines" in Michigan. Or originally delivered to a few "hot" states. Mine was apparently delivered to Michigan. Does this mean I can't drive it South past columbus, Ohio? this is a bald faced lie. Every one of these cars were manufactured and assembled in osnabruck, germany, and shipped here. The window is about to fall out and will look very stylish in the grill of the car behind me. This is a safety issue and should be addressed as such. My car will sit until either Chrysler comes clean on an obvious manufacturing defect or I can scrape up enough to pay for it myself. Updated 10/14/11

- Auburn, AL, USA

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