"As Firestone has announced its safety recall of tires equipped on some of our vehicles, I wanted you to hear directly from me on what we are doing to ensure your safety.

We've been working around the clock to identify the problem and replace the affected tires as quickly as possible. Most likely, your vehicle is not affected.

This past week we have identified over 30 replacement tire brands and we have expanded the number of outlets where you can go to get new tires.

In addition, to meet short-term demand we're stopping some vehicle production to increase the supply of tires.

You have my personal guarantee that all the resources of Ford Motor Company are directed to resolve this situation.

I want all of our owners to know that there are two things that we never take lightly. Your safety and your trust."