I've got some on a 1976 F-250. I bought them in CA and drove the truck back to Louisiana. Many years ago, when Firestone started making radial tires, I had trouble with them. But since Henry and Harvey were such good friends, I thought that I'd give them another chance. So far, these are doing O.K. with about 3K miles on them. And the truck handles better than it did with the old bias ply tires.
That's correct. The last Firestone recall I can remember was in 2008 and it affected some tires which had been imported into USA. (The really big one was in 2000, which had caused some deaths.) I can't tell if this globalization is a good thing or not. Michelin is another company with factories throughout the world. Another growing problem seems to be finding a tire which correctly fits the 16.5 X 6.75 wheels.Remember, Firestone sold out to Bridgestone. Its now a Japanese company. Remember the Firestone recall a few years ago?