The U.S. government has closed its investigation of 2.7 million General Ameri.550 tires made by Continental Tire North America Inc., saying it could not find any safety defects. Ford Motor Co. was using the tires as replacements for defective Firestone tires on its Explorer SUV and other models. Last July, the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. opened an investigation into the P235/70R16-size Continental tires because of allegations of higher injury and property damage claim rates than ...

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