Ford Motor Co.'s venerable name is “on the line” with the long-awaited rollout of its '02 Explorer, says the automaker's North American truck vice president. Gurminder Bedi confirms Ford has begun shipping more than 25,000 stockpiled Explorers, the culmination of a protracted launch that raised quality questions about the industry's best-selling sport/utility vehicle (SUV). “They're shipping as we speak. We'll get the rail cars and haulaways lined up and we'll be down to nothing pretty ...

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