WASHINGTON (July 19)—A spokesman for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration declined comment on a "USA Today" story which said the safety agency has recommended to Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. that it recall millions more tires. The story said NHTSA gave Bridgestone/Firestone until July 20 to respond. The agency started investigating Firestone ATX and Wilderness AT tires in May 2000, beginning a separate investigation of Firestone Steeltex tires in September. The tire maker recalled 14.4 million ATX and Wilderness tires in August 2000, of which an estimated 6.5 million were still on the road. Bridgestone/Firestone announced in June that the recall had been successfully completed. Bridgestone/Firestone officials couldn't be reached for comment immediately, but "USA Today" quoted a spokeswoman as saying that the company is still meeting with NHTSA and that a decision is imminent.
NHTSA has no comment on alleged further Firestone recall
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