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:
42,310 miles

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2005 Chrysler Crossfire windows / windshield problems

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2005 Chrysler Crossfire Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #11

Aug 012009

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 24,000 miles


In mid 2009 I noticed that the rear window glass in my 2005 Chrysler Crossfire roadster was delaminating from the canvas apparently due to a poor adhesive bond. I was able to re-attach it myself after I was refused service by my local Chrysler dealer due to "adhesives and the soft top are not covered". he cited "environmental factors can not be controlled" and are excluded from warranty service. This car was purchased in Georgia at a Chrysler dealership and is kept garaged. It is driven approximately 4500 miles per year, and is immaculate. The top is separating again and after contacting Chrysler customer care, I was told that mine is excluded from a recent "partial" recall for cars only manufactured on "certain production lines" in Michigan. Or originally delivered to a few "hot" states. Mine was apparently delivered to Michigan. Does this mean I can't drive it South past columbus, Ohio? this is a bald faced lie. Every one of these cars were manufactured and assembled in osnabruck, germany, and shipped here. The window is about to fall out and will look very stylish in the grill of the car behind me. This is a safety issue and should be addressed as such. My car will sit until either Chrysler comes clean on an obvious manufacturing defect or I can scrape up enough to pay for it myself. Updated 10/14/11

- Auburn, AL, USA

problem #10

Aug 012011

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 57,000 miles
The rear window came unglued from the convertible top on my 2005 Chrysler Crossfire. Car stays in the garage when not driving and is well maintains with no accidents. Chrysler said it was not a defect and is not covered in their extended warranty which I was told was "bumper to bumper" at the time of sale. They will not repair the glass and said I have to replace the top for over $3,000.

- Murphy, TX, USA

problem #9

Aug 022011

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 27,000 miles
The rear glass window in my Crossfire roadster just fell out. The vehicle is garaged kept, has 27K miles, and top looks like new. After further research on the web this turns out to be a common problem for this vehicle and I would say a factory defect. Mine did not occur while driving down the road but I can see this easily happening if it fell out while driving down the road with the windows down. The glass could go straight out the back.

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

problem #8

Mar 212011


  • 20,000 miles


I have a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire that I have owned for five months. About two weeks ago the rear window fell out of my convertible. From what I have found out this seems to be a continuing problem with this years model. Have not seen any info about any other Crossfire models after 2005 with this problem. Maybe they realized that there was a problem and fixed it from 2006 on up called to see if my extended service contract covers this, was told no it was a trim issue my insurance will help cover the cost to replace but that doesn't seem fair to them, the cars not wrecked. Looks like two grand aprox. To replace the top, ( probably with a 2006 or newer top ! )

- West Melbourne, FL, USA

problem #7

Jun 162010


  • 16,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire srt. The contact stated that the rear hatchback window fractured from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the window was repaired yet the failure recurred. The dealer repaired the window a second time yet the window fractured again within one month. The dealer then advised him to contact the manufacturer. The manufacturer did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was repaired again and the failure recurred. The manufacturer advised the contact that they would install a new convertible to remedy the failure, at the contact's expense. The vehicle was not further repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 16,000 and the current mileage was approximately 17,000.

- Marion, TX, USA

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problem #6

Aug 042010


  • 38,000 miles
2005 Chrysler crossfire convertible rear window glass loosened and fell out. It appears as though glue released due to heat by the way the glue was "stringing" from top to glass. Contact with local dealerships, including dealer purchased from, without relief or solution other than total replacement.

- Sand Springs, OK, USA

problem #5

Jun 302010


  • 32,200 miles


The back window in my 2005 Chrysler Crossfire fell out and I can not get Chrysler to acknowledge that they have a liability or responsibility to fix the problem.

- Ellingwood, GA, USA

problem #4

May 262010


  • 34,900 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire roadster. The rear window that is attached to the is loose. The dealer stated that the glass adhesive was not securing the window in place as it should; yet, the entire roof needed to be replaced. Report 1958523 was filed with the manufacturer who also offered the contact $727 toward the estimated repair cost of $ $1,400. The vehicle will be repaired. The failure and the current mileages were 34,900.

- Melbourne , FL, USA

problem #3

May 152010


  • 22,000 miles
The rear window came out of my 2005 crossfire was informed this was a common problem, the only fix was to replace the top.the top is like new, the problem is the adhesive failed. This car has been kept in a garage for years. There should be some recourse to solve this problem!

- Trussville , AL, USA

problem #2

Nov 122009

Crossfire 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
Back window fell out while driving down road, in my convertible Chrysler crossfire 2005. Called Chrysler and was no help to me. Said there was no recall on the top. So I repaired myself and now the top leaks and did damage to the wiring harness. My auto insurance paid for the water damage but will not fix the top. My extend warranty will not cover the top either. I fill that Chrysler should man up and take care of this problem.

- Sebring, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 012009


  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire. The contact stated that the rear windshield became detached from the vehicle while driving 40 mph. She pulled the vehicle over and noticed that the window had shattered into pieces. She called the dealer and manufacturer, but no one had the parts available due to a back order. The contact believes that this is a manufacturer defect and a very serious issue. She further stated that a recall should be issued or the parts should be available. The current and failure mileages were 49,000.

- Summerland Key , FL, USA

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