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Ford Statement: NHTSA Concludes No Need to Open Ford Explorer Investigation

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 12 The following is a statement from Ford Motor Company concerning NHTSA's conclusion to not open a Ford Explorer investigation:

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has concluded that there is no need to open an investigation into the Ford Explorer. This is consistent with real-world performance data showing the Explorer to be among the safest of vehicles, and NHTSA's previous finding that many Firestone Wilderness AT tires built before 1998 contain a safety defect.