AKRON (June 5)—Goodyear said in a news release that its plans are "on schedule" to provide more than half of the 13 million replacement tires Ford Motor Co. needs for its recall of Firestone Wilderness AT tires. The tire maker has stepped up production of 26 Ford-approved replacement tires tenfold and increased shipments to nearly 9,000 outlets, including independent tire dealers, Ford-Mercury dealers and company-owned stores, the release stated. Also, Michelin North America Inc. has reaffirmed in a news release it's ramping up of tire production more than 200 percent to help the Ford recall, as well as making replacement tires available at 11,000 Michelin points of sale. Continental A.G. also has said it's increasing production at six plants to aid the recall, but hasn't made further details public.
Goodyear to provide more than half of 13 million Wilderness replacements
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