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Les Schwab to Replace Firestone Tires on Federal Agency Advisory List

18 September 2000

Les Schwab to Replace Firestone Tires on Federal Agency Advisory List
    PRINEVILLE, Ore., Sept. 15 Les Schwab Tire Centers said
today that based on an agreement with Firestone, they will replace the
Firestone tires listed in a September 1st consumer advisory by the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at no charge to customers.
These tires are in addition to those listed in an earlier voluntary recall.
    The consumer advisory listed a number of Firestone tire models and sizes,
or a total of 1.4 million tires, that were not included under a voluntary
recall issued in early August. The advisory covered certain ATX, Firehawk ATX,
ATX 23 Degree, Widetrack Radial and Wilderness tires. For a complete list of
the tires affected, customers may consult the consumer advisory, which is
available at your local Les Schwab dealer.
    Les Schwab officials said that, while the tires have not been recalled,
Firestone has agreed to reimburse dealers for the replacement tires.
    Tire owners wishing to replace tires listed under the advisory or in the
recall may do so at any of the more than 300 Les Schwab locations in Oregon,
Washington, Idaho, Montana, Northern California, and Nevada.  For specific
store locations visit the Les Schwab Web site at