The positive Battery cable comes off while driving - It is not attached with lugs. on 2005 Mercury Mariner

Cable slips off every time driven - Car runs till arrival but will not restart - the cable has slipped off. Have to push it back on and reset clock/radio/etc. If it grounds while driving - could be serious. Dealer Coudl'n care less - says not recalled.

by in Rehoboth Beach, DE on April 13, 2011
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ANSWER by on April 13, 2011
Any competent repair shop shold be able to make a simple fix and it shouldn't cost much. Even a auto parts store could probably assist with this repair.
COMMENT by on April 14, 2011
How is it possible, or legal, to not bolt-down a battery cable? Any competent car maker or seller should have "prefixed" this slide-on cable design. They don't know it's wrong and dangerous? Your wife could have been driving and been stuck at a mall. The car could have caught fire. Buyers should be warned by a recall.