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Current Vehicle Models Equipped With Firestone Wilderness Tires Not Involved in Recall

11 August 2000

Not Involved in Recall: Current Vehicle Models Equipped With Firestone Wilderness Tires Not Involved in Recall
    NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 10 Bridgestone/Firestone announced
yesterday in Washington DC the voluntary recall of all Firestone Radial ATX
and Radial ATX II tires in size P235/75R15, and Wilderness AT tires in size
P235/75R15 produced at the Decatur, Illinois plant.  This recall includes
original equipment and replacement tires of only that size and type.  The
company has taken this action as a demonstration of its commitment to customer
satisfaction, though it remains Bridgestone/Firestone's position that all
Radial ATX and Wilderness AT tires, when properly inflated and maintained,
have provided, and will continue to provide, dependable overall performance.
    The following current model vehicles equipped with Firestone Wilderness
tires are not involved in this recall:

    *  Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks
    *  Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban sport utility vehicles
    *  Ford Expedition sport utility vehicles
    *  Ford Escape sport utility vehicles
    *  GMC Yukon and Yukon XL sport utility vehicles
    *  Mazda Tribute sport utility vehicles
    *  Nissan Frontier pickup trucks
    *  Pontiac Aztek sport recreational vehicles
    *  Subaru Outback sport utility wagons
    *  Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks
    *  Toyota 4 Runner sport utility vehicles