The following statement is attributable to Mark Hutchins, president, Lincoln Mercury: "We believe Continental General Tire caught this issue early and together we're going to do everything we can to quickly inspect the tires and replace them, if necessary. I would like to assure our customers that Lincoln Navigators equipped with ContiTrac AS tires have an excellent safety record and we have received no reports of serious accidents, fatalities or serious injuries. Lincoln applauds Continental General Tire for moving quickly.