The Wilderness tire debacle will continue, insiders say, likely adding to Ford Motor Co. coffers and threatening the existence of the Firestone brand. Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. says its decision to replace nearly 900,000 tires deemed defective by the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. demonstrates a resolve to "move forward." NHTSA has declared 3.5 million Firestone Wilderness tires are subject to tread separation but the tire maker estimates just 885,000 remain on the road. The ...
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