TITLE

Ford's image slips among consumers

AUTHOR(S)
Child, Charles
PUB. DATE
June 2001
SOURCE
Automotive News;6/25/2001, Vol. 75 Issue 5936, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on surveys conducted in the United States by OpinionSurveys.com which revealed poor consumer confidence in Ford Motor Co. Percentage of respondents that rated Ford's level of honesty as poor; Congressional hearings on the safety of the Ford Explorer automobile and its Firestone tires; Percentage of respondents that blamed Explorer rollovers on a combination of the vehicle and the Firestone tires.
ACCESSION #
4749100

 

Related Articles

  • Ford and Firestone trade more punches in the great tyre tussle.  // Professional Engineering;06/27/2001, Vol. 14 Issue 12, p18 

    Focuses on the dispute of Ford Motor with its supplier Firestone over the defects of the Wilderness AT tires used in its Explorer automobiles. Recall of the automobiles after a number of traffic accidents in the United States; Testimonies of officials from both companies before the US...

  • Inquiry chief knows Explorer: He has one. Stoffer, Harry // Automotive News;9/4/2000, Vol. 75 Issue 5892, p1 

    Focuses on congressional hearings on Firestone Tire & Rubber and Ford Motor Co. regarding the defective tires on Ford's 1992 Ford Explorers led by Representative Billy Tauzin.

  • Probe of Explorer needed to settle SUV tire war.  // Automotive News;6/25/2001, Vol. 75 Issue 5936, p12 

    Comments on the June 2001 United States congressional hearings on the Ford-Firestone case. Legislator Billy Tauzin's claim that some of the tires that Ford is using to replace those in its product recall have higher failure rates than the tires being replaced; Assessment of whether a full-blown...

  • Capital hearing rolls off track. Stoffer, Harry // Automotive News;6/25/2001, Vol. 75 Issue 5936, p45 

    Reports on the June 2001 United States congressional hearing on Firestone tire failures and Ford Explorer rollovers. Claims by lawmakers that the hearing was held to get answers for confused and scared consumers; Support given to Ford by members of the United Auto Workers (UAW), Ford managers...

  • DCX won't exploit Ford's problem.  // Automotive News;6/25/2001, Vol. 75 Issue 5936, p45 

    Reports on DaimlerChrysler AG group chief executive officer Dieter Zetsche's statement that the company will not exploit publicity about Ford Motor Co.'s Explorer sport-utility and tire safety. How the controversy negatively affects the whole automobile industry; Decline in Ford Explorer sales...

  • Decisions add up to deadly fiasco. Moore, Miles // Rubber & Plastics News;4/8/2002, Vol. 31 Issue 18, p7 

    Explores the issues causing the separation of Firestone as tire supplier for Ford Explorer from Ford Motors Co. in the U.S. Overview on the nature and cause of the issue; Questions on the liability of the tire company on the defect found in Ford Explorer; Implications of the issue for the tire...

  • Consumer Republic. Goldman, Debra // Adweek Eastern Edition;8/28/2000, Vol. 41 Issue 35, p16 

    Focuses on the phased recall of Firestone model tires by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the United States. Account on the NHTSA investigation on suspected failed tires of Ford Explorer automobiles; Impact of a government-mandated product recall on public relations...

  • System Skills. Smith, Brett C. // Automotive Manufacturing & Production;Nov2000, Vol. 112 Issue 11, p32 

    Discusses the application of the concept of modularity into the automobile industry. Information on the report `Modularity'; Information on the problem involving Ford Motor Co. and Firestone; Difference between computers and cars concerning the application of the modularity concept.

  • Together Again in the Headlines. Winter, Drew // Ward's Auto World;Oct2000, Vol. 36 Issue 10, p57 

    Recounts the scandal involving Ford Motor Co. and Firestone Corp. in 1978. Illustration of the scandal; Overview of the court decision; Comparison to the tire problems encountered by Ford and Firestone in 2000. INSET: Bridgestone CEO Reaffirms Support for Firestone Brand.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics