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NHTSA Concludes Some Firestone Wilderness AT Tires Contain Safety Defect

October 9, 2001

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) concluded on Oct. 4 that many Firestone Wilderness AT tires built before 1998 contain a safety defect. NHTSA also stated that Firestone made changes in the tire in 1998, but “because tread separation failures rarely occur in these tires until at least 3 years of use, NHTSA cannot determine whether their actual field performance is significantly better than the older (recalled) tires. NHTSA will continue to monitor the field performance.”
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