Jac Nasser, president and CEO of Ford Motor Company, statement in response to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation of some Firestone tires used on SUVs and other light trucks, including Ford vehicles.
Transcribed from live telecast August 4, 2000 at 4:35 p.m. EST

We're clearly very, very concerned about the situation. We're working extremely closely with the U.S. government and Firestone because we want to get to the bottom of this as quickly as we can.

We have teams that are working around the clock. Once we know exactly what the issues are, we will act because we feel a responsibility to our customers, for their safety, and for the safety of their families.