DEARBORN, Mich. (July 18)—Costs associated with recalling more than 2.5 million cars and light trucks to replace their Firestone tires dragged Ford Motor Co. $752 million into the red in the second quarter. Ford earlier announced it expected the recall of 13 million Firestone tires would result in after-tax costs of $2.1 billion. Ford's loss in North America, where the bulk of the replacement action is taking place, was $1.14 billion, vs. earnings of $1.84 billion a year ago.
Firestone tire replacements put Ford into red
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