Personally I'm a Goodyear or BF Goodrich guy from previous firestone issues, specifically regarding the e range tires.
Bridgestone Firestone has announced a "voluntary safety campaign" recalling hundreds of thousands of its Steeltex Radial A/T tires. These tires were placed into service on 2000-2002 Ford Excursions. The tires were also used on some early 2003 models of the Ford Excursion. Owners of vehicles outfitted with these tires will receive free replacement tires, according to the company.
The "voluntary safety campaign" was announced after consultation with NHTSA in which preliminary data from "early warning systems" instituted after the tire maker's previous problems with Firestone ATX, ATXII, and Wilderness AT tires provided as original equipment on Ford Explorers and Rangers, Chevrolet Tahoes, Suburbans, and GMC Yukons, forced the recall of 6.5 million of its tires after nearly 50 fatal accidents nationwide.
The tires at issue were manufactured in Joliette, Quebec from March 1999 through December 2002. The tires in question are Steeltex Radial A/T size LT265/75R16 D. Replacement tires being offered at no charge to consumers are Steeltex Radial A/T size LT265/75R16 E (Load Range E), Steeltex R4SII Load Range E, and Bridgestone Duravis M773II Load Range E tires.