The tyre crisis which is forcing plant closures onto Ford US has developed further. The Center for Auto Safety (CAS), a consumer pressure group has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to force Ford Motor Co. and Bridgestone/Firestone to replace tyres potentially linked to 62 traffic deaths. The group filed the suit in the U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. It wants the companies to replace all Firestone-brand ATX, ATX II and Wilderness tyres regardless of their size and the plant where they were made.