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Resource ID: #17124
Subject: Automobiles
Source: USA Today (Arlington, Va.)
Date: August 1 through December 31



On Aug. 1, USA Today alerted the nation to a problem a Houston, Texas television discovered months earlier: the treads on Firestone tires had peeled apart on 90 Ford Explorers killing four people. USA Today's national coverage of the problem contributed to Firestone's eventual recall of the defective tires.

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