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Bridgestone/Firestone says last year's recall is nearly done

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Bridgestone/Firestone (BFS) Inc.'s recall of 6.5 million P235/75R15 Radial ATX, ATXII and Wilderness AT tires that started last August will conclude on Aug. 29, 2001.

"We've replaced more than 6.3 million tires to date, or about 97% of the tires estimated on the road subject to the recall," says a BFS spokesperson. "We are urging all consumers who have not yet replaced their recalled tires to do so immediately."

There are "more than adequate" supplies of Firestone tires available for switch-overs and no waiting lists at more than 8,500 authorized Firestone retailers throughout the country, BFS officials say.

"In addition, if a driver chooses to have the recalled tires replaced at a competitor's tire store, Firestone will continue to honor requests for reimbursement as long as the request is complete and postmarked by Aug. 29, 2001."

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