Continental Tire Company is recalling approximately 600,000 tires used on the 2000 and 2001 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator. The company says the tires were not performing up to its standards after two years on the affected vehicles. Ford said that it supported the recall, which involves ContiTrac AW and General Grabber AW tires in size 275/60R-17. Vehicle owners should check with their dealers if they have not received a recall notification.
GM Reducing Powertrains
Due to continuing efforts to reduce costs, General Motors has announced plans to reduce the number of gasoline-engine “families” that it produces worldwide — from 27 to 13 over the next few years. Meanwhile, diesel families will be trimmed from seven to four.
NPS Director Receives Award
National Park Service Director Fran P. Mainella received the 2002 Sheldon Coleman Great Outdoors Award from the American Recreation Coalition, Washington, D.C. The award honors outstanding leaders who have enhanced the nation’s outdoor resources.