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:
40,722 miles

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2005 Chrysler Crossfire windows / windshield problems

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2005 Chrysler Crossfire Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #52

Mar 312012

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 35,400 miles


While parked in my driveway, the rear glass separated from the convertible top on the left, right and bottom. The glue used to bind the two together seems to have failed. After researching the problem the internet, it appears that this is a common problem to this model/year car.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #51

Jan 052012

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 55,600 miles
The back window has separated from the convertible top and has fallen out due to faulty glue. I have done a lot of research showing that hundreds of owners are having this same problem. Chrysler is unwilling to help any of us. They need to be forced to issue a recall and repair these problems because of their faulty manufacturing.

- Lexington, SC, USA

problem #50

Dec 052010

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire convertible. The contact stated that he noticed that the rear windshield delaminated and became a projectile. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop and the convertible top was being replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 30,000......update 01/20/12 the consumer stated Chrysler agreed to pay $1800 toward the replacement costs of the top. The consumer has since received the check. Updated 01/25/12

- Palm Desert, CA, USA

problem #49

Oct 312011

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 42,000 miles


Rear window in roadster (convertible) top is becoming unglued / delaminated from the fabric top. If it comes completely unglued at highway speeds it could be quite dangerous.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #48

Aug 062011

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
The rear window glass on the roadster separates rapidly from the roof lining and if not caught in time will completely detach and become a projectile to the internal occupants or to other road users. Chrysler have indicated on their X31 recall for the problem the expectation that certain vehicles are warranted for 10 years/100,000 miles due to a manufacturing defect, but only for vehicles shipped to some 8 southern states. Their contention is that other vehicles are not affected but this is at odds with the experiences of myself and many others.

- Gilroy, CA, USA

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problem #47

Oct 162011

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Rear window is delaminating. This has apparently happened to thousands of cars. Is there no recall?

- Sharpsburg, GA, USA

problem #46

Oct 142011


  • miles


The rear window has separated from the canvas top and may fall out while driving. This will be a serious and costly safety issue.

- Lakewood, CA, USA

problem #45

Jul 122011

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 25,422 miles
The rear glass window is coming loose and separating/delaminating from the fabric convertible top. It seems the glue/bond is failing and I am very concerned that the window will completely become detached and cause an accident while driving. I believe this problem is a manufacturing defect and needs to be addressed by Chrysler as a recall. This problem seems to be related to hot/humid weather conditions causing the delamination failure.

- Lansdale, PA, USA

problem #44

Aug 202011


  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire roadster. While driving approximately 70 mph, the rear glass window partially detached from the soft top convertible roof without warning. The contact was able to drive to the side of the road where the window glass was removed in order to resume operation. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who advised the convertible soft top would need to be replaced. The manufacturer issued a voluntary recall pertaining to the replacement of the convertible soft top however, the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 42,000.

- Kingsland , GA, USA

problem #43

Aug 302011

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
Back window fell out of 2005 Chrysler crossfire convertible. Dealer offers no fix. Poor craftsmanship. Based on web forums, it is common and Chrysler does nothing to support their loyal customers who have both these cars. Windows should not fall out of cars... 42K miles.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #42

Aug 152011


  • 56,819 miles


Glue on back glass has separated on one third of glass. If it continues, the glass could fall out. If this were to happen while applying brakes, I don't want to think of the consequences.

- Grovetown, GA, USA

problem #41

Jul 052011

Crossfire 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
2 days ago, it was hott here in vegas, my car is garage kept but had to park outside. When I returned to my car after about an hour, the black glass in the convertible top just fell out. It is unsafe to drive like this but I have no choice as the tops are on backorder and I am not sure if I will ever get one. I currently have to big blankets on the deck holding it in place as part of the seal is holding, but this will not last long.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #40

Jun 252011

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
05' Chrysler Crossfire roadster convertible. The back window glass is falling out. Been advised that the glue was faulty manufacturer issue. The top fabric appears to be shrinking and pulled away making the window to come apart from the convertible top. This is not only a hazard to drivers & passengers but also to oncoming vehicles or vehicles following if this should come out completely while driving at normal speed limits. I am hoping Chrysler- daimler corporation will have it as a recall since there have been many many many Chrysler customers on record with the same problem. This should be 100% repaired by the Chrysler or at least owners should be compensated 100% for repairs.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #39

Jun 222011

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 8,210 miles
2005 crossfire back window fell out of it while driving, creating a very scary and dangerous moment. The car has 8,200 miles on it. After taking it directly to the dealership, they said its a fault in the adhesive and Chrysler will not replace it.

- Largo, FL, USA

problem #38

Jun 182011

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 36,250 miles
Rear window of a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire convertible top has become unglued and fallen out.

- Virginia, VA, USA

problem #37

Jan 122010

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
Rear glass separates from the convertible cloth top. Glue adhesive problem. Glass can be reattached using better glass adhesive available at most auto supply stores.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #36

May 012011


  • 79,260 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler cross fire. The contact stated that the rear window adhesive was fracturing and caused the glass window to fall out. While the convertible top was being opened, the motor failed which caused the top to only open partially. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated there were no recalls and that the entire convertible top would need replacing. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 79,260.

- Cameron, NC, USA

problem #35

May 062011


  • 72,000 miles
Back window is coming loose from 2005 Chrysler Crossfire convertible top. Separating from canvas convertible top. Window rattles when driving on highway. Afraid window will fall out possibly causing damage or harm to others.

- Port Saint Lucie, FL, USA

problem #34

Mar 152011


  • miles
I have a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire that I purchased 1 year ago and the rear window has came apart from the convertible top fabric. The tops are on backorder at Chrysler and I have only found one shop in California that has a replacement, but I have to have the full top frame removed and shipped to them for replacement. The top alone is 3K. In the interim my expensive car sits in the garage collecting dust. Truly not acceptable.

- Pflugerville, TX, USA

problem #33

Apr 082011

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 38,654 miles
The back window on 2005 Chrysler crossfire fell out rendering the operation of the vehicle useless until repaired.

- Portage, MI, USA

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