Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. becomes the latest tire manufacturer to come under scrutiny by the federal government, just three months after the recall of 6.5 million Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. tires. The National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. has opened a preliminary investigation into 21 million Goodyear heavy-duty “Load Range E” tires for light trucks that have been linked to 15 deaths and 129 injuries. At least three of the reported deaths, NHTSA says, occurred in Saudi Arabia. ...

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