DETROIT (Aug. 9)—General Motors Corp. said it is aware of no incidents involving durability or tread separation with Firestone Wilderness tires used on GM vehicles. In a statement, the company said more than 500,000 GM-made vehicles in 1999, 2000 and 2001 model years were equipped with the Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. tires that are under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The tires GM uses were tuned to meet the company´s specific performance requirements, and are different from those used on other manufacturer´s vehicles, the company said. The tires are OE fitment on some Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra pickup trucks; Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL sport utility vehicles; and Pontiac Aztek sport recreational vehicles.
GM assures customers its Firestone tires are OK
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