The following statement is for attribution to Helen Petrauskas, vice president, Environmental and Safety Engineering, Ford Motor Company: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is conducting an investigation into Firestone ATX and Wilderness tires, which are used across the industry.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is conducting an investigation into Firestone ATX and Wilderness tires, which are used across the industry. Firestone has the lead in working with NHTSA. Ford Motor Company is conducting its own investigation and we will share our findings with Firestone and NHTSA.

We are moving as quickly as possible to understand this issue. We are committed to doing what's right for our customers.