Research Group Questions Adequacy of Firestone Tire Recall


A research group work­ing with plain­tiffs’ attor­neys is seek­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion by the NHTSA into the ade­qua­cy of the Fire­stone tire recalls of 2000 and 2001. Fire­stone says they did all they could to assure recalled tires were removed from cir­cu­la­tion; if the inves­ti­ga­tion deter­mines Firestone’s efforts were not suf­fi­cient, fur­ther steps could be man­dat­ed.

Bridge­stone Corp N Amer­i­ca unit in pro­tract­ed dis­pute w/ FoMo­Co over fault in rollover crash­es
Acci­dents involved Explor­er SUV equipped w/ Fire­stone tires
Ford recalled tires on own after Bridge­stone refused Ford demand for larg­er replace­ment pro­gram
Bridge­stone agreed to pay Ford $240M in 2005 to set­tle dis­pute