So far, I've had two episodes of the battery connectors on the hot side failing
Everything stops: no brakes to speak of, no power steering, no brake lights, no
So far I've survived each one and been able to pull over, raise the hood, and
wiggle the connectors until the system came back up.
But, IMHO, this could be quite a dangerous situation should it happen doing 70
mph around a curve in the middle lane something like I-95 in heavy
traffic....likewise it could be really bad news if it happened when pulled out
and passing on a two-lane road....fatal, even.
Three of the mechanics I've spoken to about this have volunteered that the
problem is endemic to side-attached connectors. Certainly I've never
experienced it on any one of the dozens of other cars (top-mounted connectors)
Prevention? Cures? Causes?....I note that the red plastic covering the stack of
three connectors is somewhat discolored...