Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 16:54:18 GMT
From: "janderson25" <>
Subject: Exploding battery

I started my '96 900S turbo on the weekend and upon turning the key I heard a boom under the hood and smelled smoke. I open the hood to see that the battery had exploded. Has anyone experienced this or know why this would happen? The car was not cold, I had only been out for 15 mins or so. I should add, the Roadside Assistance plan worked very well, they picked up the phone right away and had a towtruck there within 30 mins and gave me a tow to the dealer, who was also open on Sat. I'm should hear from them today. I'm concerned the spattered battery water/acid may have spread corosives throughout the engine, belts, hoses. Any thoughts??

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