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

 

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Visitor, Rehoboth Beach, DE, April 13, 2011, 07:50

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.

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    Tyreguy April 13, 2011, 09:03
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    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.

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    Visitor, April 14, 2011, 05:36

    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.

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