Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC will pay Ford Motor Co. $240 million to cover its obligation in connection with a pair of recalls that cost the auto maker more than $2 billion and tarnished the reputations of both companies. The joint settlement covers Ford's voluntary recall of 6.5 million tires in August 2000, and its “Firestone tire replacement program” which culled 13 million tires in May 2001. The recalls shone a harsh spotlight on the safety record of Ford's popular ...

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