BFGoodrich Cleared for Replacement in Firestone Recall
19 August 2000Tires Distributed Nationwide Through 10,000 Dealerships
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Consumers who have been affected by the Firestone recall can now be reimbursed by Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. for approved BFGoodrich(R) tires purchased as replacements. "This is big news for consumers who have been trying to get replacement tires in the past week," said Mathew Aaron, brand manager, BFGoodrich(R) tires. "Now the mechanism is in place for consumers to get reimbursed for the tires they want." Since the recall, production of BFGoodrich(R) tires has increased dramatically to fulfill national demand from its 10,000-dealer network and Ford dealerships. Additionally BFGoodrich(R) brand has worked closely with Ford Motor Company to develop a list of authorized BFGoodrich(R) tires to replace the recalled tires. Consumers may purchase BFGoodrich(R) tires from any tire retailer and Bridgestone/Firestone will reimburse up to $100 per tire, including mounting and balancing charges and taxes. Consumers who want to replace their recalled Firestone tires with BFGoodrich tires can check out http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com to find the right tires for their vehicle and where they can find them. They can also talk to their dealer or call the BFGoodrich(R) tires consumer help line at 1-877- BFG TIRE. BFGoodrich(R) tires are ranked "Best Original Equipment Tires for Light Truck Vehicles in Customer Satisfaction" among first-year light-truck owners according to the J.D. Power and Associates 1999 Original Equipment Tire Satisfaction Study.