Ford Motor Co. faces billions of dollars in claims filed in connection with rollovers of its Explorer sport/utility vehicle. The automaker tells the Securities and Exchange Commission in its annual report that claims totaled more than $10 billion in five lawsuits. Ford Chief Executive Jacques Nasser has defended Explorer, citing tire failure as the root cause of the rollovers. Bridgestone/Firestone cites a combination of factors such as product failure, tire pressure and overloading. • ...

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