BFS to pay Ford $240 million to settle recall issues

From Rubber & Plastics News
Nashville, Tennessee-Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire llc has reached an agreement to pay Ford Motor Co. $240 million to settle remaining financial issues between the companies stemming from the Firestone tyre recall in August 2000 and Ford´s subsequent tire replacement programme in May 2001.

BFS said the agreement “settles all remaining matters” between the two companies related to these campaigns.

“The Bridgestone group benefits from the certainty that a settlement brings,” said Shoshi Arakawa, executive vice president of international operations for Bridgestone Corp….

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