My friends car battery blew up the other night. After the ignition was turned off it exploded, the cap that covers 3 of the cell holes blew off the battery. I had it towed to the dealership, the next morning when they neutralized the engine compartment twice (atleast that's what they said). They replaced the battery and check the charge it was getting and everything is fine. Since this battery was not used to jump started another vehicle I am presuming that it was a faulty battery. Am I correct?
The acid did damaged the paint in the engine compartment and under the hood. Put a small ding in the hood. But the dealership is going to paint it for free and give them a free rental while it's in the shop.
So the battery is replaced, they are going to paint the damaged area. Is there anything else that could go wrong because of the acid?
This is a 205 Tribute, it runs good and its still in great condition.