USA: Fords With Firestone ATX and Wilderness AT Tires Are Eight Times More Likely to Have Tire Related Crashes
Firestone ATX and Wilderness AT tires are eight times more likely to be associated with tire failures than a comparable SUV that does not have ATX or Wilderness AT tires according to Safetyforum.com, a web site dedicated to using the internet to promote the safety of vehicles and other consumer products. An analysis of government fatal crash statistics performed for Safetyforum.com shows that Ford Explorers, all of which had Firestone ATX or Wilderness AT tires as original equipment tires since 1991, including current models, are reported to have tire failures in fatal crashes eight times more often than Jeep Cherokees, another popular SUV that never had Firestone ATX or Wilderness AT tires as original equipment.
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