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:
49,053 miles

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2005 Chrysler Crossfire Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #31

Jul 012015


  • 135,000 miles


I get off work, go to car to go home, back window laying down into the car. Chrysler and my insurance company refuse to do anything. People pay $26,000/30,000 for a vehicle and then have to pay another $2000 to repair what Chrysler is aware of and responsible for. I've read multiple complaints with no solutions. Something is terribly wrong with this. Somebody should be able to force Chrysler to take responsibility. "what if" window had blown out while driving causing serious injury or death to persons behind vehicle.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #30

Mar 112015


  • 24,000 miles
The back window became unglued from the top.the car cannot be driven because it can fly out and hurt someone. I saw there is a recall on certain VIN numbers.

- Cottontown, TN, USA

problem #29

May 012012


  • miles
The rear window fell out. I had it repaired but the window fell out again. As a result of the window falling out, the real defroster no longer works....updated 11/05/15

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #28

Jul 012015


  • 135,000 miles


Rear window fell out. Car was sitting at work all day. I'm walking to car to leave work and see the back glass laying down in the back. Glue had come loose. Chrysler refuses to repair, though they are aware of this problem. My insurance refuse to repair because it is a manufacturer defect.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #27

May 102015


  • 70,000 miles
The glass rear window panel in my convertible top began detaching from the top. It appears to have been held on only by adhesive. There are a remaining 6 inches on the top that are still glued, but I am unable to drive the car for fear that this window glass will fly out and injure or damage anyone driving behind me. This is an extremely unsafe condition, and I have found that it is impossible for this situation to be repaired, an entirely new top must be installed. For a vehicle only 10 years old, with well less than 100,000 miles, this is unacceptable!

- Seneca, SC, USA

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problem #26

Jul 172015


  • 24,000 miles
Rear glass has separated from convertible top for no apparent reason.

- North Providence, RI, USA

problem #25

Jul 152015


  • 92,000 miles


The glass rear window has come unglued from the convertible top. Chrysler will not stand behind this defect even though it is widely reported, unless the vehicle was sold in one of 7 southern states. Obviously this is a defective glue problem and they should stand behind it. Owners all over the country are having the same issue and although it might be more prevalent in the South, it still happens on northern cars. Chrysler, stop this ridiculous pettiness and fix these cars!

- Wareham, MA, USA

problem #24

Jul 112015


  • 107,000 miles
My car is garage kept. I went to visit a family member and the next morning walked outside, got in my car, started to drive off about 0.1 mile away noticed my back window shaking. I looked back and noticed my back window had become unglued on the left side, right side and bottom. It was still hanging on at the top by only a little glue. I am blessed that I was not driving on the highway or at a high rate of speed and the window become totally unglued. I had to place towels in the window to get the window to sit up in order for me to drive one hour home. I am not able to drive my car because of this and called four dealerships and two upholstery places to find out if they can repair this and if is under warranty. Two upholstery places got back to me, one quoted $120 for a temp fix that he cannot guarantee will last or replacing the whole roof for about $1800-$1900. Another upholstery place got back to me, $395-$500 for a temp fix not guaranteeing it and if it does not hold up he would credit me 80% of what I paid towards him replacing my roof for $2,400-$2,500. One dealership got back to me and knows about the issue, looked up my VIN and my car was not made in a state that Chrysler covered under the service bulletin and recommends replacing it with the part that Chrysler assigned to the service bulletin so it would cost less, price quote $1,750. I am extremely disappointed that Chrysler would not stand behind their cars and recall or fix the issue with all cars that have this issue. It does not matter where the car was made, the car obviously was made with a defect that poses a safety problem. I will not be purchasing another Chrysler car because of this. Unfortunately, my aunt purchased a Chrysler crossfire because she saw and liked my car. I also plan on contacting a lawyer and Chrysler corporate office today to see if anything can be done.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #23

Jul 072015


  • 30,836 miles
As I was leaving work I noted a loud rattle behind my head. I stopped to see what was causing it. The bottom of the back window had separated from the convertible top and was rattling against the body of the car. By the time I had driven the 4 miles home, the separation had spread to nearly half of the window.

- Ellsworth, ME, USA

problem #22

Jul 012015


  • 38,000 miles
The glass rear window has separated from the fabric convertible roof. I understand this is a known issue with the 2005 model and has been recalled in several states. Mine doesn't seem to be covered by the recall but I have the issue.

- Aliso Viejo, CA, USA

problem #21

Apr 032015


  • 46,000 miles


The glass rear window of my car is detaching from the convertible soft top. Having been to several Chrysler dealers over the past two years, with much difficulty finding authorized repair technicians, I did not take it immediately to a dealership. It seemed to be glued in originally so I began with my local auto body shop who referred me to a convertible top specialist. I discovered the entire top has to be replaced which is very expensive. In researching alternative options online, I discovered that this defect is very common in the 2005 model and Chrysler has extended the warranty in some cases. I reached out to Chrysler, only to discover that the extended warranty only applies to certain "warm" states, not California. I'm not sure how they made that determination of which states are warm but not covering California which is one of the warmest states makes no sense to me. After hearing the many horror stories causing injury, I have now resolved to keep my car in the garage until the top can be replaced.

- Culver City, CA, USA

problem #20

Jun 282015


  • 22,100 miles
Woke up the this morning and discover the rear window of my 2005 Chrysler crossfire had separated from the roof. The car only has 21,000 miles on it. The car has been garage kept in a northern state. There is no reason this should poor workmanship/ quality. Had this happened while driving it could have caused and accident. This problem has been reported by many consumers.

- Crown Point, IN, USA

problem #19

Jun 232015


  • 42,000 miles
Went to put the top up and noticed that the seal around the rear window of convertible is pulling away.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #18

Jun 222015

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 30,500 miles
Attention: John abbott I am the original owner of this car. There is an extended warranty under a tsb issued by Chrysler called X31. From what I understand, X31 says that 2005 Crossfire convertibles that are under 10 years old and under 100,000 and delivered in any of 9 states are covered by X31. My car was bought in dallas (one of the 9 included states) in July 2005 (under 10 years old) and has under 31,000 miles. The car has always been garage kept. When we purchased the car the dealership looked nationwide for the car with exactly what we wanted and found one in Wisconsin. The dealer in dallas, bought and shipped the car to preston Chrysler, where I purchased it. Chrysler says the car was delivered to Wisconsin and therefore is not under warranty. Even if the car was originally delivered to a dealer in Wisconsin, it was purchased, new, in Texas. I understand Chrysler not having this car on their recall list, but I don't believe it should take that much effort for them to realized that the car was purchased new in Texas and include this VIN in the warranty. Chrysler has agreed to open a case and I took it to a dealership today. I am determined to get this resolved in my favor. Chrysler has not said they wouldn't fix it, but is talking about deductibles or outright cost to me. Thousands of these tops have failed and hundreds were fixed for free. I believe my car fits into both categories...updated 08/26/15 the consumer stated the vehicle was repaired at the manufacturer's expense. Updated 12/4/2015

- Allen, TX, USA

problem #17

Jun 202015


  • 57,900 miles
Rear windshield started falling out of the convertible top while car was sitting in the garage. Would have been dangerous if it came out on the highway.

- Brunswick, MD, USA

problem #16

Aug 202014


  • 21,000 miles
Original owner car, limited use, garage kept in California (state of purchase). Noticed that rear window in convertible top is starting to detach on one side. I'm aware that Chrysler has an extended warranty for cars purchased in certain "high humidity" states, but California is outside that coverage and so am not eligible for the warranty repair, yet I have the exact same issue.

- Trabuco Canyon, CA, USA

problem #15

Sep 092014


  • 22,000 miles
Rear window of 2005 Chrysler Crossfire convertible fell out of top. Garage kept vehicle with 22,000 miles.

- Saint Leo, FL, USA

problem #14

May 232015


  • 37,077 miles
The rear window separated from the canvas top.

- Parrish, FL, USA

problem #13

May 072015


  • 89,000 miles
Rear window is detaching from top.

- Murrells Inlet, SC, USA

problem #12

May 142015


  • 91,110 miles
I have a two 2005 crossfire srt6 roadster that the rear windows have detached from the canvas and fallen out. This is the 3rd time it has occurred on both vehicles. The 1st two times the dealer/Chrysler replaced the top with a deductible payment.of $200. Thursday, 5/14/2015 the window came apart from the canvas (3rd time ) this is a known problem in the crossfire community. It is a potential hazard if the window flies out when the car is moving. I am in current contact with Chrysler as the initial date of service was 04/15/2005. Therefore the vehicle is 1 month out of the 10 year/100K replacement by 1 month.under the tpa Chrysler imposed and guaranteed for only specific states. (warm weather states)

- Doral, FL, USA

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