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April 26, 2001 | TERRIL YUE JONES and SUNNY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two consumer groups said Wednesday that Ford Motor Co. is primarily to blame for the accidents involving Firestone tires and Ford Explorers that have killed scores of people. Public Citizen and Safetyforum.
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April 26, 2001 | TERRIL YUE JONES and SUNNY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two consumer groups said Wednesday that Ford Motor Co. is primarily to blame for the accidents involving Firestone tires and Ford Explorers that have killed scores of people. Public Citizen and Safetyforum.
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September 27, 2001 | TERRIL YUE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ralph Hoar, a veteran consumer safety advocate who waged campaigns for product recalls in the automotive industry, has died, the advocacy group he founded, Safetyforum.com, has announced. He was 56. Hoar died of complications associated with prostate cancer on Friday at Virginia Hospital Center in Fairfax, Va., Lee Jones, Hoar's successor as executive director of the organization, said Tuesday. Under Hoar's direction, Safetyforum.com, based in Arlington, Va.
BUSINESS
February 21, 2001 | TERRIL YUE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Moving swiftly to demonstrate that it has learned from its mistakes, Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. on Tuesday said it is recalling 98,500 tires sold on Nissan Altima sedans because of cracks that developed on the edge of the tread and shoulder. Most of the 16-inch Firehawk GTA-02 tires were fitted on 22,000 Nissan Altima SE sedans in the 2000 and 2001 model years. Some were sold on the replacement market.
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September 23, 2000 | TERRIL YUE JONES and MYRON LEVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Seeking to ratchet up pressure for a wider recall of Firestone tires, a safety group said Friday that its analysis of tire failure reports to federal regulators suggests that tires not included in the recall have suffered more failures than the recalled tires. Arlington, Va.-based Safetyforum.
BUSINESS
February 7, 2001 | From Associated Press
Twenty-six more deaths from traffic accidents involving Firestone tires have been reported to federal investigators, whose inquiry now is expected to last until at least summer. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has collected reports of 174 fatalities and more than 700 injuries among more than 6,000 complaints citing tread separations, blowouts and other problems with certain Firestone tires.
BUSINESS
January 3, 2001 | From Reuters
Consumer group Public Citizen is stepping up a campaign for a wider recall of Firestone tires with a report, due out this week, which says millions of other tires have the same problems that sparked the voluntary replacement of 6.5 million tires. The report lays most of the blame on a weak "wedge area" near the edge of the steel belts for the tread separation failures linked to 148 deaths, a person familiar with the report said Tuesday.
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May 22, 2001 | TERRIL YUE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ford Motor Co. is expected to announce today that it will replace more than 10 million Firestone tires that were not covered in last year's massive tire recall. The 15- and 16-inch Wilderness AT tires that Ford will offer to replace were sold on sport-utility vehicles such as the Explorer, Expedition, Mercury Mountaineer and now-discontinued Ford Bronco, as well as on Ford Ranger and Mazda B-series compact pickup trucks and Ford F-150 full-size pickups.
BUSINESS
February 7, 2002 | TERRIL YUE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Consumer safety advocates assailed Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. on Wednesday, saying the tire maker's replacement of 200,000 tires suspected of being prone to tread failures falls far short of what is needed to protect motorists. Goodyear announced last week that it would replace about 200,000 heavy-duty tires sold mainly on 15-passenger vans and ambulances in the wake of a federal investigation into accidents caused by tread separations that left at least 11 people dead.
BUSINESS
August 15, 2000 | JUDY PASTERNAK and EDMUND SANDERS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A prominent consumer group Monday joined the call for Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. to broaden its tire recall, attacking the current plan as inadequate and warning that hundreds of thousands of Americans may still be driving on unsafe tires.
BUSINESS
June 20, 2001 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a surprise announcement Tuesday at a congressional hearing into the Firestone tire recall, the federal government said it is considering investigating Bridgestone/Firestone Inc.'s charges that the Ford Motor Co.'s Explorer SUV is prone to rollovers. Deputy Transportation Secretary Michael Jackson said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is giving "full consideration" to the possibility of investigating the Explorer's rollover tendencies. And Rep. W.J. "Billy" Tauzin (R-La.
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