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 4 of 4)

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problem #12

May 082010


  • 53,250 miles


The glass from the top of my 2005 Chrysler Crossfire roadster sunk in as the glue from manufacturer did not hold up. It is under a maximum coverage warranty from Chrysler and they still did not want to cover the repair B/C it is material. However, it is the way manufacturer made the car(with a soft top) therefore the warranty should cover the top even if its cloth B/C it is how they made it.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #11

Mar 072010


  • 80,000 miles
I have a 2005 crossfire convertible! I spent a lot of money for this car and now the back window is ready to fall out!!! it has separated from the drivers side completely. Im afraid the window will fly out completely and kill someone while on the highway!!!!

- Port Saint Lucie, FL, USA

problem #10

Apr 102009


  • 23,000 miles
I own a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire conv. The back window became unglued and is falling out, I cant drive the car and it is not possible to put the top down. The only fix I'm aware of is to order a new top from Chrysler at the tune of 2500 dollars. It's a major problem and they should recall this and repair at no charge. This car was expensive and obviously I will no longer buy a Chrysler product because they will not fix their problem.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #9

Oct 102009


  • 36,000 miles


The rear window glass is coming out of the convertible top on my 2005 Chrysler crossfire. There was less than 40,000 miles on the car when it started. Went to the dealer to get it looked at and was told that Chrysler would not cover it and that my extended warranty did not cover it. This seems to be a common problem on this model car from what I have been reading on the web. With all I have been reading I would think that Chrysler should be responsible and fix this issue.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #8

Jun 102009


  • 10,000 miles
The rear window of my 2005 Chrysler Crossfire has come unglued. The car has been garage kept and has about 10,000 miles. I purchased an extended warranty however, I am told that it is not covered. This is a manufacturer fault. I am told that this is a common problem and the only repair advise given was to have the top sent back to Chrysler at my expense to have the reglue. I was quoted in the thousands to have this done. What makes them think doing the same process again will now work?

- Satellite Beach, FL, USA

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problem #7

Oct 052009


  • 54,000 miles
My 2005 Chrysler Crossfire roadster the rear window is falling out of the top, I took it to daytona Dodge dealer and they told me that the top could not be fixed it had to be replaced and it was a $2800 repair. The window is coming unglued from the top. I have searched on the internet and this seems to be a ongoing problem there are a lot of people having the same problem.

- Ormond Beach, FL, USA

problem #6

Jul 102009


  • 40,000 miles


Back windshield fell out of car. The company has had a problem with this from all the information I can get on it. The car only has 40,000 miles on it. Never have I had a car to lose back windshield. I'm on a waiting list for a new top (this can't be repair...has to be replaced) since July. The estimated time to get it in is Oct. 29, 2009. This is a defect that should be recalled. I'm just lucky I wasn't driving when it popped out.

- Folkston, GA, USA

problem #5

Aug 092009


  • 36,020 miles
This is a complaint on a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire roadster that was just purchased in June 2009. I was looking in my rear view mirror on Sunday afternoon and noticed a small quarter inch gap between my convertible top and my rear window. When I inspected the vehicle, I also noticed another gap that was on the left driver side of my rear window. This gap is about 2 inches wide and I can literally stick my hand on the inside of my car. It seems that the heat here in Texas has melted the glue to the point that the window is becoming detached from the convertible top's canvas material. So, I contacted Chrysler customer care on Monday morning and they instructed me to visit a dealer to see if they could fix the window. I went to the dealership that afternoon and they told me (verbatim) "we don't bother working on this vehicle because it is too much of a hassle, we refer crossfires to an upholstery shop!" so, the next morning which was Tuesday, I contact Chrysler customer service again, told them what I was told at the dealership and they said "please go to a different dealership." So I went again that Tuesday afternoon and this time they looked at my vehicle and said they would contact customer service and get back with me the next day. I received a call today, Wednesday, saying that it is going to cost $3,000 plus tax to repair. They can't just glue the window back in, they have to replace the whole top. Chrysler also denied a goodwill replacement because it was deemed unnecessary, and my warranty just expired like 20 miles ago. The top is on back order, as I was told by the service manager at the dealership, so it could be a while before I would even be able to have it repaired. I am driving around with a half glued rear window, that can fall out and bust inside my car at any point. It is not only a hazard to me, but also to any passengers, pedestrians or motorist around me. If this should fall out while I am driving, I or someone else can become seriously injured.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #4

Jun 252009


  • 31,000 miles
2005 Crossfire convertible, always garaged. Back window glass released from top. Warranty will nto cover even though dealership states known issue. If this had happened while driving could have caused serious injury. Replacement cost is $2200+ as all repair shops stated same diags...cannot simply glue back in as will only last a few months at most. All shops also stated they see this on a continuous basis. There are literally hundreds of these complaints of this same issue on the web.

- Pflugerville, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 252008


  • 25,000 miles
The back window of my 2005 crossfire has come unglued from the convertible top. It was a safety issue because it could have come off while driving and hurt either passengers or someone driving beside me.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 142008


  • miles
I am writing this letter to inform you of what I have been through with the 2005 Chrysler crossfire convertible I purchased 3/21/08 from exotic motors in tarpon springs, fl on 6/14/08 I went to get into the car and noticed the back window came out/unglued. I called geico and that's where it all started they said I had a $500 deductible. I thought I could just go to firkins Chrysler and have it glued back in for less. Went there and they said it was a manufactures defect but sent me to there glass person manatee auto trim Inc. He looked at it and said the same thing manufactures defect and would not fix it as he has done 3-4 in the past few months and they don"T take. That in it self should tell you something. So my husband called Chrysler on 6/16/08 spoke with mark he stated they would be willing to do a good will replacement, so the next day 6/17/08 I took the car back to firkins they put in a work order and informed me the car tops were back ordered. My husband the called Chrysler 6/17/08 and spoke with millie who was very rude and told my husband under no circumstance would Chrysler pay for that as it cost too much. When he told her just the day before he spoke with mark and he said he would do the good will replacement she said no way. I then met with my geico adjuster and he also said they would not cover it as it is a manufacturers defect. He took pictures and gave me his report, which states it is a manufacturers defect, he advised me to sue Chrysler. I called Chrysler myself on 6/18/08 spoke with richard who was very rude, abrupt, and indifferent and told me to do what I had to do but he was not going to help me. To sum this letter up I have contacted the Florida attorney general"S office and filed a complaint. They have been very helpful, putting me in the in touch with who I need to help me.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 122008


  • 9,000 miles
Plastic lens covers on head lights has faded to a point where light performance has degraded.

- East Islip, NY, USA

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