Fighting To Stay On The Road

Firestone's woes have dragged in Ford, too

Marc R. Sulkes decided he'd rather be safe than sorry. The Firestone Wilderness AT tires on the Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) photographer's new Ford Explorer had just 1,000 miles on them when Bridgestone Corp. announced its massive recall of 6.5 million similar tires. And even though his 16-inch tires weren't included in that recall, he decided to buy a new set of Goodyears. Sulkes explains: "I don't have any confidence in what Firestone is telling us."

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