INDIANAPOLIS (June 20)—Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. has subpoenaed Goodyear for the failure rates of Goodyear tires installed as original equipment on Ford Explorers and Rangers. Bridgestone/Firestone filed the subpoena in the Indianapolis federal district court, where more than 200 personal injury lawsuits against the Nashville, Tenn.-based tire maker are consolidated. Jacques Nasser, Ford Motor Co. CEO, claims the Goodyear tires on 2.9 million Ford Explorers had only two tread separation claims, while the Firestone tires on the same number of Explorers had 1,183. "We want to know what we are being compared against," a Bridgestone/Firestone spokeswoman told Bloomberg News. A spokesman for the tire maker confirmed the subpoena was issued, but had no further information. Spokesmen for Goodyear, which has 14 days to comply with Firestone's request, could not be reached for comment.
Bridgestone/Firestone subpoenas Goodyear for failure rate records
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