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It Is Not An Ethical Dilemma But Is It Their Social Responsibility The FirestoneBridgestone and Ford Explorer Tire Recall The business world has many complicated and through documents that explain companies ethics and social responsibility The FirestoneBridgestone brand name along with Ford Motor Company is at the peak of controversy over a tire recall that these two companies are involved in The tires are FirestoneBridgestone 15 ATX and ATX II models and Wilderness AT tires were manufactured and placed on Ford Motor Companies popular SUV the Explorer The tire seems to have a defect that causes the tread to separate from the whole of the tire and role the vehicle the Explorers in most cases over In some of the cases fatal accidents have occurred from the rollovers Theses companies need to understand that action needs to be taken place to resolve these accidents and prevent more from occurring This is not an ethical dilemma but the social responsibility of FirestoneBridgestone or Ford Motor Company Neither has taken the responsibility In a recent edition of a business journal The Economist the tire recall was investigated The article reported that nearly six and a half million tires were being recalled in a joint effort by FirestoneBridgestone and Ford Motor Company The article reported that Ford announce that their Explorer SUV contained the FirestoneBridgestone tires that seem to be separating tire tread away from the base of the tire In fact they predicted that one out of every four thousand tires on their Explorers was defective The article then told of how the tires were supposed to be under a warranty The warranty was not funded by the maker of the Explorer on which the tire were causing accidents but by FirestoneBridgestone the tire manufacturer The tire recall now being conducted in the United States was similar to one done in Venezuela by FirestoneBridgestone and Ford for tire separation in that country The death toll
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