Firestone Tire Deaths Up To 203 Says New Gov Report; No New Data On 700+ Injury Complaints

Background
Bridgestone/Firestone, unit of Japan’s Bridge­stone Corp, vol­un­tar­i­ly recalled 6.5M 15″ ATX & Wilder­ness tires last August
Most of those tires were fit­ted as stan­dard equip­ment on Ford Explor­er SUVs
Ford announced last month it was replac­ing up to 13M Wilder­ness AT tires not includ­ed in last August recall
Announce­ment came one day after Bridgestone/Firestone sev­ered 100-year-old busi­ness rela­tion­ship with Ford