Tire-related costs mount for Ford

Truett, Richard
June 2001
Automotive News;6/25/2001, Vol. 75 Issue 5936, p45
Trade Publication
Reports on the cost of the Firestone tire crisis to Ford Motor Co. Charge to be posted by Ford against profits to cover the recall of tires; Amount set aside by Ford in January 2001 to settle lawsuits arising from tire cases; Number of casualties as a result of rollovers linked to Firestone tires; Moves made by Ford to settle some of the lawsuits.


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