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 1 of 3)

problem #51

Aug 312016


  • 73,000 miles


The rear window fell out of the convertible top due to poor installation and adhesive used.

- Marina Del Rey, CA, USA

problem #50

Jul 152016


  • 9,700 miles
Rear window of convertible top came loose when car was moved from driveway back into the garage.

- Aransas Pass, TX, USA

problem #49

Jul 152016


  • 16,422 miles
Driving down highway when the rear glass window of the convertible top came detached from the top and started banging on the rear tonneau cover. Luckily it did fall completely out of the car.

- Laughlin, NV, USA

problem #48

Jun 182016


  • 65,000 miles


Back window is coming detached from the convertible top

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #47

Mar 152016


  • 23,450 miles
Intermittent engine start failure relay replaced good for 30 days then intermittent engine start failure standing still and sometimes in motion city street. Replaced relay $567

- Mckinney, TX, USA

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problem #46

Aug 222015


  • 40,000 miles
The rear glass window fell out. It was parked in the garage and outside in Kansas. When I attempted to put the roof up, the window was detached.

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #45

Nov 152015


  • 17,000 miles


My rear window has come unglued and is dangling. It came down as I was driving about 70 mph on the hway and scared me as it suddenly came down. It's a 2005 year but has only 17K miles. It's garaged all the time. I am in the atlanta, ga area. What has been or is being done to get recall on these tops?

- Gainesville, GA, USA

problem #44

Jul 232015


  • 65,577 miles
I came outside to find that the rear window of the convertible top had come loose and was laying on the rear deck being held to the fabric in 1 small place. The car had been parked outside for 1 day. Luckily it didn't fall out while I was driving, potentially shattering the glass near my head. Until the car is repaired it is unusable in foul weather due to water running in the passenger compartment.

- Herndon, VA, USA

problem #43

Sep 292015


  • 34,000 miles
Convertible rear window came unglued. Need repair or replacement of top

- Miramar Beach, FL, USA

problem #42

Aug 242014


  • 30,000 miles
My vehicle has 30,000 miles, and is from the so called southern states. Last year the back window separated from the top. I called Chrysler to request a repair and was denied.the car had front end damage when we bought it. We documented all purchases and photographed all repairs that were made. The vehicle looks new. But the window is still out and I have took the car out of the garage 1 time the year. Chrysler is not standing behind their products. We own 2 Dodge deisels trucks and will not do business with that company again.the window started detaching while the car was in motion, I slowed down and drove home, until we can afford repairs. May be never, new top $1500. To $2000. That is a little pricey for a 10 year old car.

- Rocky Top, TN, USA

problem #41

Apr 012014


  • 70,000 miles


The rear window on the convertible top has come unglued and is falling out, the defroster on the rear window became disconnected from the window due to this problem making defrosting of the rear window impossible and hinders visibility. Nothing unusual has been done to contribute to this issue other than normal use.

- Butler, PA, USA

problem #40

Sep 012015


  • 45,000 miles
I have a 2005 Chrysler crossfire that the back window is falling, I have contacted Chrysler and they are telling us that they are only paying for ars in the southern states but it is happening in every state.they added 10 year 100000 miles.if this window falls completely out could be a safety hazard

- Mexico, ME, USA

problem #39

Sep 162015


  • 44,680 miles
I noticed my read window on convertible top was coming loose. Research shows this is a common problem on the 2005 Chrysler Crossfire convertibles. It has come loose on one edge (right side viewing from back of car).

- Valdosta, GA, USA

problem #38

Sep 062015


  • 70,100 miles
Yesterday, after putting the top up, I drove the car. I had not put the top up in about a week. Car sat out in blazing sun with temps in the high 90's for about 2.5 hours. When I started driving, I heard an odd rattle. I pulled over and checked the car to find that the rear window was separating from the soft top. It was about 2/3 still attached. I had to continue driving it. Upon returning home, I see that it is now 2/3 disconnected. I am unable to drive the car in the rain as my trunk would flood. Afraid to try to jerry rig it. Unable to call dealer until tomorrow as this, of course, is a holiday weekend. I am fearful of driving the car for fear the glass will become completely detached. Other than the attached wire that heats the glass for defogging, there is nothing that will secure it if it completely detaches. There is nothing to keep it from completely detaching. I do not have access to or own another car. I cannot just drive my car on nice days and stay home on rainy or cold ones. I am interested to see what my dealership will do about this. I fear nothing from other online comments. The car is only worth about $6K so the idea of putting a new top on it for $2-3K out of my pocket seems ridiculous. I love my car and want to keep driving it. It only has 70K miles and I am the original owner.

- Chesterfield, MO, USA

problem #37

Jul 072015


  • 135,000 miles
Rear window fell out. Luckily, I was not driving. If I had been, window may have come out and hit a vehicle behind me or hit a pedestrian which probably would kill a person on foot. This is extremely dangerous. My insurance refuse to replace it because it is a "car defect". Chrysler refusing to repair "just cause". this could be life-taking under certain circumstances.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #36

Jul 012015


  • 49,840 miles
The rear window in the convertible top simply fell in.

- Roscoe, IL, USA

problem #35

Jul 302015


  • 35,723 miles
During a severe rainstorm the rear window glass detached from the convertible top allowing severe flooding of the interior of the vehicle causing various electrical failures to occur. This sudden and unexpected event caused an emergency stop in traffic that could have resulted in an accident. The residual damage from this event affects rear window visibility and electrical failures that involve the operation of the locking system, the anti fog rear window capability and other electrical systems in the rear part of the vehicle which I cannot access because of the inoperative top and trunk.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #34

Aug 152014


  • 17,468 miles
Called Chrysler corporation about rear window separating from top. They said it would be replaced but I would have to go to a dealer for pictures and inspection. They suggested manahawkin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram rt 72 manahawkin, NJ 08050 609-597-1097. My car was inspected and pictures were takened by dealer on 8/15/14 as per Chrysler request. Invoice number chcs113759. I have a paper from dealer stating window is separating from top and will notify Chrysler with results. I received a call from Chrysler Corp. Stating mine is not covered because it was not delivered in specified states. I could not understand the logic that certain states would be covered and others not when they were all made in the same locations. They problem exist on all the convertibles. I do travel and if I went by their concept to only cover states that have high temperatures what do I do when I travel to those states with the car? I ask for your help in this since this is a car manufacturers defect. It doesn't matter where you live the car has the problem in all states. Thank you very much for your assistance.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #33

Aug 032015


  • 26,025 miles
Rear glass in convertible has lost adhesion allowing water into car interior. Car has been kept in a garage for the last 7 years, and only driven about 3,000 miles per year.....updated 11/13/15

- Street, MD, USA

problem #32

Jul 052015


  • 86,440 miles
Vehicle was in driveway when I noticed that the rear window was coming off the convertible top. It was coming loose from the upper left corner and down across the bottom. It has since come loose except on the right side and corner.

- High Ridge, MO, USA

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