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 3 of 4)

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problem #32

Mar 212011

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 51,330 miles


Glass convertible window on a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire roadster has become detached from the cloth top and could fly out of the opening.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #31

Sep 062010


  • miles
Chrysler crossfire convertible, all years. Rear window detaches from the convertible top. This is not a sudden incident, but one where the detachment is gradual. The safety aspect of this problem relates to when finally detaching completely and falling inside the vehicle, the driver distraction could easily cause a vehicle accident. If falling outside the vehicle, resulting avoidance manuvers by drivers of following vehicles could lead to vehicle accidents. My local Chrysler dealer has refused to correct the problem on my fast-detaching rear window, and has instead directed me to a corvette repair facility where the repair would be accomplished at my expense. The rear window problem has been well documented on a Chrysler crossfire internet forum where members describe various home fixes attempted, none with permanent results. Chrysler so far has not issued a recall for this safety problem.

- Cocoa, FL, USA

problem #30

Aug 232010


  • 33,000 miles
I own a 2005 Chrysler crossfire limited edition convertible. Aug 23, 2010 I notice the glue seal around the rear glass dried up, which caused the rear glass to fall out and potential cause sever problems for the driver if not caught in time. This is a known manufactures defect, however, Chrysler will not own up to this problem. My top is like new and it is clear to me and others this is a mfg defect in the adhesive. In my opinion, Chrysler is shifting gears to the consumer and hoping the issue happens after the warranty period. I am under the mileage warranty, however, I was inform the 1st owner of the car is when the warranty begins, therefore, the car is out of warranty based on the years and not mileage! the replacement cost is $3500 for a new top and glass. We need help out here and your investigation is greatly appreciated. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #29

Apr 182010


  • 38,435 miles


In 2009, I purchased a 2005 Crossfire, it was in perfect condition with only 32000 miles on it. I have kept it in my garage. This last April, I noticed the rear glass window began to separate from the canvas top. I was surprised to find out it is only supported by adhesive glue. It is a glass window, what were they thinking, it needs better support. Chrysler has been of little help and I hate to replace due to the cost due and because the top itself is still in good condition. They need to remedy this as it seems to be a defect.

- Granite Bay, CA, USA

problem #28

Jun 042010


  • miles
The ignition has locked up and will not turn, also the headlight coverings have turned very cloudy limiting sight distance when driving at night, in the rain, at dusk, and dawn, and during fog.

- Winter Garden, FL, USA

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problem #27

Aug 162010


  • 39,579 miles
Chrysler crossfire convertible 2005 rear glass has defective glue that allows the glass to detach from the canvas. If the glass breaks passengers could be decapitated. This is manufacture defect that needs to be fixed.

- Long Beach, MS, USA

problem #26

Aug 092010


  • 54,989 miles


I own a 2005 Chrysler crossfire convertable with 55,000 miles on it. This mornign I went to get in the car and the back window had separated from the roof and was hanging by the defrost connectors. I took it to my Chrysler dealer and they said they had had a few do that. The only remidy was to replace the whole top! ($2500 !!!) it seems the heat seal adhesive used to hold the window in place is inadequate. I checked the internet and four many reports of the same problem. Is Chrysler not willing to step up to the plate and stand good for their product?

- Kingston, TN, USA

problem #25

May 092010


  • 100,000 miles
Back glass completely fell out of 2005 Chrysler Crossfire convertible top. The rest of the top is in immaculate condition. I have searched around and this appears to be a very common issue suffered by Crossfire convertible owners. I have not been provided any assistance from the dealership, and it is clear this is a defective issue.

- Hopkins, SC, USA

problem #24

Jun 252010


  • 39,000 miles
I purchased my convertible Chrysler Crossfire about 2 1/2 years ago. About five or six weeks ago I noticed that the rear window had come unglued. I took the vehicle to a glass shop and I was told that there was nothing that the repairman could do because the window is attached to the convertible top. He suggested that I take the vehicle to an upholstery shop. I actuall Y took the vehicle to three different upholstry shops and all three told me that the top would need to be replaced. I tried filing an insurance claim. They told me that there was nothing that they could do. I contacted the Chrysler headquarters customer service line where I was greeted by a rude individual telling me that there is nothing that Chrysler could do. I am now at a point of frustration and disappointment. I still have 1 1/2 left to make payments on this vehicle that I won't be able to drive.

- Petersburg, VA, USA

problem #23

Jun 252010


  • miles
The back window of my 2005 Chrysler crossfire came loose from the top of the car. It was only held together by a line of glue, nothing else held it in place.the dealership only gave me referrals to where I could replace whole top.

- East Point, GA, USA

problem #22

Jun 262010


  • 48,000 miles


Back window came unglued without any cause, car was parked in driveway.

- Chantilly, VA, USA

problem #21

Jun 012010


  • 75,000 miles
I have a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire and the glass window fell out and no one can repair it and Chrysler is no help at all.

- Frisco, TN, USA

problem #20

Jun 212010


  • 20,100 miles
2005 crhysler Crossfire rear window pulled away from canvas. Cannot be repaired. Needs a new roof at a cost of $2250. Under extended warranty, Chrysler dealer claims not covered. There are numerous complaints about this issue yet Chrysler does not stand behind this product.

- Summerfield, FL, USA

problem #19

Jun 132010


  • 50,000 miles
I own a 2005 Chrysler crossfire ltd. Roadster that has just reached 50K miles. The rear windshield has fallen out of the soft top and is merely holding on by the wires for the defroster. I have been told that this is a manufacturers defect but Chrysler declines replacing it as a defect. I have contacted auto upholstery businesses to repair the window and was told that there is no way to repair this problem and that a new top has to be purchased which will cost me $2000 for the top and they must have the car for 10 days (include another $400 for rental car fees). Fortunately this incident occurred when the car was parked and not while I was driving for it could have ended up in worse property damage or a car crash.

- Sanford, FL, USA

problem #18

Jun 012010


  • 12,000 miles
2005 Chrysler Crossfire 12,000 miles in new condition. Rear window separating from fabric convertible top due to poor engineering using inadequate sealant. No know fix available due to numerous complaints found online. Chrysler will not warrant the issue. Conv. Top hasn't been updated so there is no know fix!!

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #17

Jun 062010


  • 36,790 miles
Chrysler crossfire 2005 back window fell out, came unglued for no reason, requires replacement of whole top. Manufacturer's defect so insurance won't pay and Chrysler Corp refuses to do anything to correct. Safety hazard, unable to drive car, put top down, etc. Cost to replace at my dealership $1700 parts plus $700 labor!!!!! help - make Chrysler pay to fix!!!!

- Brooksville, FL, USA

problem #16

May 182010


  • 47,500 miles
My 2005 Chrysler crossfire's convertible's back window is falling out from the canvas, Chrysler won't repair it, they continue to refer me to upholstery companies. I am very uneasy driving around with glass dangling dangerously from my vehicle.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #15

May 282010


  • 49,000 miles
The rear window is falling out of my 2005 Crossfire roadster convertible. It is a glued in window and the glue has failed. We were told today by Chrysler that it was not warrantied and could not be repaired. The only solution they offer is to buy a new top for over $2100. This appears to be a common problem. Not only is it unreasonably expensive to remedy, it is also a safety issue. The top could easily fly out, injuring a passenger or someone in another vehicle. Chrysler should offer a reasonable solution to take care of this as it is obviously a design defect and their responsibility.

- Argyle, TX, USA

problem #14

May 202010

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 27,434 miles
I own a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire convertible. It has 27,434 miles on it. The back glass window came unglued and partially fell into the rear deck. It cannot be repaired with additional glue. The remainder of the top is in excellent shape. It is now costing me $2850 for a new top. Clearly, this is a design flaw and safety hazard. A recall is in order.

- Monroe, GA, USA

problem #13

May 132010


  • 67,078 miles
We have a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire, my wife was driving down the road when the back glass came apart from the convertible top and hit her, it didn't break the glass but almost caused her to hit an oncoming truck, we contacted the Chrysler dealership where we had purchased it and they offered no help, only that we would have to buy a complete new top, I asked the woman how do I know this wont happen again and cause a wreck this time and her reply was, I don't know ! we have called everyone we can find to do something about this and no one knows what to do? the car still remains undriveable right now.

- Pavo, GA, USA

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