TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan, U.S.A. — Despite recently saying that, “properly inflated and maintained,” its Firestone ATX, ATX II and Wilderness AT tires “are among the safest tires on the road today,” Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. now is voluntarily recalling those tire lines, which are the target of a U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. (NHTSA) investigation for tread-separation failures. The recall, announced Aug. 9, involves 6.5 million tires, and could take up to a year to complete. ...

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