Acid may leak from the battery at the cable connections, resulting in corrosion on the battery cable ends and in the battery tray. A Leaking battery should be replaced and the cables thoroughly cleaned or replaced if necessary.
Car Problem Reports
Chevrolet Monte Carlo Corrosion on Battery Cable Ends
Chevrolet Monte Carlo Problem
Visitor, 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
I have had this problem twice. Without warning the car won't start. It was towed to the garage and I am told the cables and battery has corrosion so bad the cable has broken off. When I have the car serviced apparently this area is never checked.