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Ford to preview concept for reimagined Explorer

...accidents involving tread separation on tires, most of which were on Explorers. Ford blamed tire company Bridgestone/Firestone Inc., while Bridgestone said the Explorer's design was faulty. Ford undertook a massive campaign to replace...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/01/11/liv_179938.shtml
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...another attempt to gain class action status for millions of Americans who choose to sue Ford Motor Co. and Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. over allegedly faulty tires. The full 7th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reconsider the earlier ruling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/07/bus_342884.shtml
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...including two involving deaths in rollover accidents. Terms of the settlement were confidential. Ford and Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. recalled Wilderness tires on Ford Explorers in August 2000 after reports of 200 deaths and hundreds of injuries...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/05/01/bus_341931.shtml
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...spokesman Dave Hurst told the Detroit Free Press that the company has "been doing fairly well in collecting" from Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. Robert Hartwig, the chief economist for the Insurance Information Institute, said the costs to Ford Motor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/08/07/bus_317331.shtml
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Tire recall fails to tarnish local plant

...local residents have know all along: Not all of Bridgestone/Firestone Inc.'s plants have quality concern issues under...in last year's initial voluntary recall. Bridgestone/Firestone Inc., a Japanese-owned company with U.S...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/07/21/met_319854.shtml
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Tire dealers gear up for Recall

...Michelin and Continental tires, with the oldest tires to be replaced first. The 15-, 16- and 17-inch Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. tires are installed on Ford Explorer and Expedition sport utility vehicles and on Ranger and some F-150...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/05/24/bus_314657.shtml
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...practices, have risen 232 percent in the past four years, Mr. Fort said. Tiremaker meets recall demand Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. has produced all the replacement tires necessary to fulfill the company's recent recall effort. With the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/11/30/bus_303644.shtml
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Job cuts will pass Aiken by

...announced by the company early Friday afternoon. Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. told approximately 700 employees at its Oklahoma...chairman, chief executive officer and president of Bridgestone/Firestone Inc., said in a prepared statement. In addition...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/11/18/bus_301453.shtml
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Standing behind their work

A congressional investigation this week revealed tests performed by Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. may have shown there were problems with its recalled tires as early as 1996. The evidence surfaced Wednesday. That same day...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/09/24/bus_297460.shtml
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...tentative contract in hand, troubled tire maker Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. and its workers said Monday they're ready...recalls tires in Venezuela CARACAS, Venezuela -- Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. will recall 62,000 Venezuelan-made tires...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/09/05/bus_294874.shtml
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