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:
49,950 miles

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2005 Chrysler Crossfire Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #42

Aug 222014


  • 16,789 miles


Literally the day after the return period on our 2005 Crossfire convertible was up, we found out that this car has a major defect where the back window falls out due to failure of the adhesive. This issue is widespread and is a real safety hazard. Apparently the entire top typically needs to be replaced if this happens, not just a re-glue job. The car has less than 17,000 miles and I've driven it probably less than 50 miles since buying, yet now I am faced with a big repair bill to make the car safe. Chrysler should cover this top in* case where it occurs (not just in the few southern states they have deemed applicable for coverage). I am in va, and that's where the car was originally delivered. Anybody who says va doesn't have high heat and humidity is crazy. We are just 75 miles from nc, a covered state. This is terribly unfair and I feel like a schmuck. Chrysler should be forced to recall all of these tops, not pick and choose! how can a window falling out of the car not be considered a major violation by Chrysler" can the ntsb do anything to help"

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #41

Jul 172014


  • 70 miles
My 2005 Crossfire convertible window fell out. I keep my car in the garage.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #40

May 252013

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 69,000 miles
This serves as an addendum to our (and many others') complaints. The Chrysler tsb that you have on file, only lists the affected systems as "visibility", and it calls for repair (?) when it actually specifies replacement as the only recommended remedy, at a typical cost of $2,500; to be provided or reimbursed to a small select group of owners, even though this failure continues to occur nationwide. This is absurd. We should note that the term "structure" as an "affected part" no longer appears in your E-mail complaint form (we wonder why?) all modern convertible roof tops and windows are intended and designed for safe, long term use in any expected driving conditions, thus the use of dot approved safety glass and electronic rear window defrosters, especially when conditions require the roof top to be in the "up" position. The negative results of any window detachment, visibility, stability of the vehicle, safe reaction by the driver, weather protection, electrical malfunction etc., both immediate and potential long term, in a case where the vehicle must still be driven any unknown distance unprotected from whatever conditions possible, may well prove catastrophic and must be considered completely unacceptable by any standard, especially that of our U.S. government. Your publication (dot hs 808 795) states: "similarly a person May.. petition (request) NHTSA to hold a hearing on whether a manufacturer has reasonably met its obligation to notify and/or remedy a safety defect or noncompliance with a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. If the petition is granted, a hearing is held to assess the matter and decide what corrective action should be taken. If the petition (request) is denied, the reasons for the denial are published in the federal register". at the very minimum, Chrysler had an obligation to notify all of the potential (& inevitable) failure! please help.

- Hemet, CA, USA

problem #39

Nov 062013

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 39,500 miles


I have a 2005 crossfire convertible I am having a problem with the rear window in the top, in Nov 2013 I notice a separation of the top from the rear window and tried to glue it closed. At the time it was a 1" gap I was able to seal the window has fell out completely. I call my Chrysler dealer (931-520-4121 in cookeville, tn) and was told they wouldn't fix because the car came from Michigan, if it had came from a southern state they would fix "?". its a good thing it fell out in the drive way in stead of flying out at interstate speeds or during a panic stop or collision. The glass is really hefty and could kill someone if struck by it. My car now only has 51,000 miles now. I feel as a safety concern for the general public this matter should be address in a timely manner thank you [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Cookeville, TN, USA

problem #38

Mar 042008


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire. The contact stated that while the convertible top was open, the rear glass windshield became detached from the vehicle. Additionally, water entered the vehicle through the windshield and caused the main computer to fail. The contact stated that the failure caused the headlights, the tail lights, and the brake lights to fail intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the convertible top needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Royston, GA, USA

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problem #37

May 172014

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 26,084 miles
Rear window adhesive failure in convertible top. Chrysler has issued a technical service bullitin # X31 which covers cost of repairs but only for cars that were delivered to certain southern states but, all 05 crossfires were built in the same plant in belgium and should be covered. Failure of any window is not considered normal wear and tear. Covering only some vehicles is unfair business practice.

- Hurley, NY, USA

problem #36

Feb 242014

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles


Glass back window falling out of convertible top and Chrysler is refusing to fix there manufacture defect. This is a safety hazard to the driver of the car and other vehicles on the road.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #35

Dec 162013

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 125,541 miles
The rear window is coming loose and it's leaking.. modules in trunk shorted due to water leak.

- Trussville, AL, USA

problem #34

Jan 112014

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 33,500 miles
As I was driving across a bridge on the inter coastal waterway in melbourne Florida, the top piece of the metal windshield molding was blown loose from the vehicle and slammed against the top. If the top had been down, passengers could have possible been seriously injured. Damage to other vehicles could have occurred and/or injury to pedestrians was possible. I was not able to locate the metal molding.

- Indialantic, FL, USA

problem #33

Mar 072013

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 27,000 miles
Rear window came loose from convertible top. Chrysler is only repairing cars that were delivered to southern states when new. My mom bought this car in pa and drove it to fla when she has been there since 2008 or 2009. Doesn't seem fair to me...only 27,893 miles! [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Butler, PA, USA

problem #32

Jul 232013


  • 52,008 miles


The rear window of my 2005 crossfire limited convertible has almost completely become detached in the Oklahoma summer heat at 52,000 miles. After noticing the tsb and the fact that Chrysler did in fact state there was a problem with the glue on certain models, I called Chrysler to inquire only to be told that there was nothing they could do since a) the vehicle exceeded the 36,000 mile warranty and B) I was not the original owner. I purchased the very well maintained vehicle in June, 2013 with only 49,000 miles. Chrysler has acknowledged the fact that it is a factory defect with these only seems reasonable that they Chrysler at least replace the "defective part."

- Shawnee, OK, USA

problem #31

Aug 192013

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 41,000 miles
Rear window is coming loose - one side has completely delaminated. Sounds like it is going to fall or break. I have seen and heard that Chrysler will stand behind it up to 10 years or 100,000 miles. I took my car to a garage and he told me that I should contact Chrysler. If the top is up, I cannot drive faster than 45 mph without it vibrating. This is a severe safety hazard. Can you help me? 12/26/2013

- Westminster, MD, USA

problem #30

Aug 012013


  • 99,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire convertible. The contact stated that convertible rear window seal failed and caused the window to separate while the contact was driving 60 mph. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 99,000.

- Alexandria , VA, USA

problem #29

Jul 062013

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 45,470 miles
The rear glass window of the convertible top became loose, separating from the fabric top over a 19-inch linear length, posing a serious hazard while driving with the top up; with the potential that it may come completely off while traveling at normal highway speeds.

- Highland, UT, USA

problem #28

Jul 192013

Crossfire 5-cyl

  • 55,426 miles
The rear window came unglued from the convertible top while driving down the highway. If the defroster cable had not held the window would have flown out, and could have seriously harmed other motorists. Chrysler knows of this issue and has issued tsb 23-035-11 which acknowledges the defect and will repair it, but only for cars sent to certain dealerships. This should be fixed on all 2005 crossfires. The vehicle is now undriveable and has to have the entire top replaced.

- New Carlisle, OH, USA

problem #27

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 #26

Jun 012013


  • 69,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire. The contact stated that the rear windshield became detached from the convertible top. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but they refused to assist with the repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure was reported to the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 69,000. The current mileage was 73,000.

- Kingsport , TN, USA

problem #25

Apr 152013

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 34,000 miles
The rear window in my 2005 Chrysler Crossfire roadster became unglued and will not stay in place; this makes the car unsafe to drive, as the window may come out at any time, string someone or causing an accident. This car was purchased in Nov 2008 with only 16,800 miles on it, and has been garage kept since. This is a known manufacturing defect, having affected dozens of these cars, as well as other Chrysler convertibles produced during that time. Chrysler has acknowledged the issue, but will only repair vehicles delivered to specific southern states, no matter where you live, bought the car, etc.

- King George, VA, USA

problem #24

May 272013

Crossfire 6-cyl

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

- Hemet, CA, USA

problem #23

Aug 142010

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 22,500 miles
Rear glass detached from fabric roof (convertible) on interstate. Fortunately nobody following me was injured.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

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