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On my 2006 Honda Accord 6 cyl.,I had to change the battery and the positve battery cable that was corrodes and broken at 42000 kms (26000 miles) and at 87000 kms (54000 miles). How come?

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  • glracine Oct 24, 2010

    Even if I know that all battery terminals eventually corrode (but up to the point of braking twice ?), I never had such a problem with my previous cars. Batteries lasted easily 5 years. With my Honda Accord SE 2006, I have to change the battery and the cable of the positive terminal every 2 years . Furthermore, I diligently respect the owner's manual and all of the inspections are made at a Honda dealership. The first time it happened, it followed by one month and a half a full car inspection where the state of the battery was considered good.

    Am I wrong to suspect that there could be a specific problem with my car?

    Thanks for your help.

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  • glracine Oct 25, 2010

    That's what they're saying. The first time, it happened in Florida in March 2008. The service department of the Honda dealership wrote: " Positive battery cable is corroded and broken () Replace battery positive cable." When I asked a few questions, the serviceman said that he did'nt see that before. At the time, I was still under warranty.
    Last week, my battery went dead when I was in line at a restaurant and with cars behind me. The service department wrote the same thing but in French. « Remplacer le cable positif de la batterie et la batterie. Cable corrodé et cassé. » The translation is this one: " Replace the positive cable and the battery. Cable corroded and broken." This time, I was not under warranty.

    So, my answer to your question would be "that the terminals are so badly corroded that they break (...) every two years."

    In my book, it's not normal.

    Thanks for your advice.

  • glracine Oct 25, 2010

    Positive cable was broken. With taxes, the bill was $ 294.51. They also checked the alternator but it was fine.

  • glracine Oct 26, 2010

    Hi! I thought having replied your question. But it looks like you did'nt receive my answer. In both cases (at 42 000 kms or 26 000 miles and 87 000 kms or 54 000 miles), the positive terminal was broken and the whole terminal cable had to be replaced by a new one.

    In no way was the broken terminal being cleaned or reinstalled. The first time it happened, the Service manager of the Honda dealership in Florida told me he never saw this before.

    Does that make sense?

  • glracine Oct 27, 2010

    No, I did'nt see the parts. Today, I went to the Honda dealership in Chateauguay (south west of Montreal) for my recommended (by the onboard computer) car service and, after showing the service report of Honda Holman of Fort Lauderdale in 2008 and the one of Encore Honda, last week, the service representative made copies of the bills and put them on the technical Honda line. I have no reason to believe that people of Honda (whether in Fort Lauderdale or in Chateauguay) would falsify service reports.

    Thanks anyway for your help even if it did'nt help me much.

    [email protected]

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Hi! One thing that can cause this is when the battery connector is not properly fitted. It can start yes but sure is not to tight. Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa!

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Hi. Provided you an article why battery cable corrode. Please click here.

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After replacing the terminals, apply an anti corrosive coating the the terminals to keep them from corroding. Battery terminals will corrode on all vehicles eventually. The sulfuric acid will build up over time and when not cleaned periodically, the will need to be replaced.

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  • GetMeOttaHere Oct 24, 2010

    Perhaps I am not fully understanding. When you say corrode, does this mean the terminals are so badly corroded that they break or fall apart every two years?

  • GetMeOttaHere Oct 24, 2010

    And can not be cleaned or reinstalled?

  • GetMeOttaHere Oct 27, 2010

    Have you seen these parts after the replacement was done? Did they use a anti corossion spray film on the terminals after replacing them. You rated this chat some what helpful, so I though I was done.

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