Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp. say their new recall-plagued sport/utility vehicles (SUVs) will earn improved rollover ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. Ford says its '02 Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer will boast three-star ratings, vs. the two-star grades given their smaller '01 predecessors. And GM says its all-new Chevrolet TrailBlazer, competing directly with Explorer, will match the Ford product — though one of TrailBlazer's models is just a fraction ...

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