Ford, Goodyear Agree on Ways to Speed Tires to Consumers

    DEARBORN, Mich., May 30 Ford and Goodyear today announced
agreement on how the companies will work together to assist customers affected
by Ford's tire replacement program for all Firestone Wilderness AT tires on
its vehicles.

    Ford and Goodyear made arrangements to allow Ford customers to obtain
Ford-approved replacements for Wilderness AT tires at more than 5,000 Goodyear
retail outlets at no charge to the customer.

    In addition, the world's largest tire manufacturer is making arrangements
to ensure adequate availability of approved Goodyear tires at Ford and Mercury
dealerships through its own network of independent tire dealers and Goodyear
company-owned stores.  Increased shipments began last week.

    Ford's authorized list of Goodyear replacement tires is available at the
companies' two websites and .

    In an effort to speed replacement tires to affected customers, Goodyear
has increased tire production significantly at seven North American
manufacturing plants to make tires available for use in the replacement

    This agreement strengthens the already strong partnership between Ford
Motor Company and Goodyear.

    "I am delighted with our partnership with Goodyear and all that they are
doing to help us provide safety and peace of mind for our customers," said
Jacques Nasser, Ford CEO and president.

    "Ford is certainly a valued customer of Goodyear, and we share their
objective to get safe, quality tires onto their customers' vehicles as quickly
as possible," said Sam Gibara, Goodyear chairman & CEO.

    Ford also said that approximately three million Goodyear's tires have
exhibited virtually flawless performance on more than a half million Ford
Explorers from 1995 to 1997.


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