The following statement in response to Bridgestone/Firestone's announcement of a recall of Firestone P235-75R15 ATX, ATX II and certain Wilderness AT tires is attributed to Helen Petrauskas, Ford vice president, Environmental and Safety Engineering. Ford Motor Company has worked closely with Firestone to thoroughly investigate tire tread separation concerns. As we have repeatedly stated, we are absolutely committed to doing the right thing to protect our customers and to maintain their trust.