Took car to Pepboys for electrical check. They said battery and alternator were fine. (I did not watch what they actually did.) Told us the negative cable was loose on battery terminal (duh my husband trickle-charged it). We drove off and after 25-30 miles had same problem as outlined above.
Could this recall problem with airbags be the culprit? Recall Date: 02/24/1995
THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG HAS AN INFLATOR BODY THAT CRACKED DURING FORMING OF THE CURL THAT RETAINS THE IGNITER PLUG IN THE END OF THE INFLATOR. ALSO THE IGNITER END CAP CAN SEPARATE FROM THE INFLATOR.
THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG MAY NOT INFLATE PROPERLY RESULTING IN REDUCED OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN A VEHICLE ACCIDENT. IF THE IGNITER END CAP SEPARATES IN A FRONTAL COLLISION, HOT GASES CAN BE RELEASED AND IGNITE FLAMMABLE MATERIAL OR CAUSE BURN INJURIES.
DEALERS WILL REMOVE AND REPLACE THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG MODULE.