February 18, 2013 |
The investigation into why the Carnival Triumph went from cruise ship to floating crisis may last six months, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday. Investigators released new insights into the early stages of how the 3,141-passenger, 1,086-crew-member Triumph became powerless and adrift last week in the Gulf of Mexico. A fire began in the ship's engine room after a flexible hose attached to a fuel line -- running from the fuel tanks to the engine -- began to leak, Coast Guard spokesman Carlos Diaz told the Los Angeles Times.
January 13, 2013 |
More bad news for Boeing Co.: Japan Airlines Co. said Sunday tests on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet showed the plane leaking fuel. The airline, known as JAL, was performing maintenance work on the aircraft after it was spotted spilling nearly 30 gallons of fuel onto the taxiway at Boston's Logan International Airport on Tuesday. While being examined at the Narita International Airport near Tokyo, the grounded plane began to leak fuel from a nozzle on the left wing, JAL said in a memo.
January 9, 2013 |
Another Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by Japan Airlines encountered a problem at Boston's Logan International Airport, just one day after a fire erupted on a different Dreamliner parked at a gate. About 12:25 p.m. EST Tuesday, a Japan Airlines Dreamliner headed to Tokyo was taxiing to the runway for takeoff when a fuel leak forced it to return to the terminal. Japan Airlines, or JAL, did not immediately provide any information on the incident. A person on the scene said the leak dumped about 40 gallons of fuel on the taxiway.
October 1, 2012 |
General Motors Co. is recalling nearly 41,000 cars sold in warm-weather states, including California, because of concerns that a defective plastic part might cause a fuel leak, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The federal agency said GM is recalling 2007-09 Pontiac G5 and Chevrolet Cobalt sedans as well as 2007 models of the Saturn Ion sedan, Chevrolet Equinox and Pontiac Torrent sport-utility vehicles. "Some of these vehicles have a condition in which the plastic supply or return port on the fuel pump module may crack, which could cause a fuel leak," the agency said in a statement posted on its website.
March 28, 2012 |
BMW will recall 1.3 million luxury cars, including 367,000 in the U.S., because of a potential problem with a battery cable connector. It is BMW's largest recall ever, company officials said, and it is big by industry standards, rivaling some of the large recalls issued by Toyota Motor Co. as it dealt with quality issues over the last two years. The recall includes all BMW 5 Series sedans and sport wagons produced from June 1, 2003, to March 31, 2010, and 6 Series coupes and convertibles produced from Sept.
March 27, 2012 |
BMW will recall 1.3 million luxury cars, including 367,000 in the U.S., because of a potential problem with a battery cable connector. It is BMW's largest recall ever, company officials said, and it is big by industry standards, rivaling some of the large recalls issued by Toyota Motor Co. as it dealt with quality issues over the past two years. The recall includes all BMW 5 Series Sedans and Sport Wagons produced between June 1,...