2005 Mercury Mariner Q&A

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

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. -
Answer 1
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 1
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. -