Despite a massive recall of certain Bridgestone/Firestone tires — those fitted as original equipment largely on Ford Motor Co. sport/utility vehicles (SUVs) and pickups, the company cannot shake the pallor of an out-of-control customer hysteria. After first saying, “properly inflated and maintained,” its Firestone ATX, ATX II and Wilderness AT tires “are among the safest tires on the road today,” Bridgestone/Firestone announced on Aug. 9 a voluntarily recall of those tire lines, which are ...

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