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Recall Center

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) oversees safety recalls of motor vehicles as well as tires, child safety seats, and other items of motor vehicle equipment. When one of these products experiences a safety-related defect or is not compliant with a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS), NHTSA is charged with ensuring public safety. Although almost all recalls are undertaken voluntarily by manufacturers, they may be strongly encouraged by NHTSA as part of an ongoing safety defect investigation, or advocated for by individuals or consumer groups who can petition NHTSA to open an investigation into a particular defect. Rarely, NHTSA will order an automaker or other supplier to conduct a recall. For a weekly update of the newest recalls, follow our #RecallRoundup via Twitter or Facebook. To check a vehicle for recalls, investigations, complaints and other issues visit the Center’s Vehicle Safety Check.

To learn more about our work on auto recalls, visit FixAutoRecalls.com.

To check for open recalls on your car using your VIN or license plate number, click here.

Latest News

Kias and Hyundais continue to burn after 5.8 million cars and SUVs recalled

Michael Brooks, with the Center for Auto Safety, said the recalls and repairs did not go far…

Auto Safety Advocates Call on Federal Government to Stop Selling Cars With Open Safety Recalls

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Consumer Safety Groups and Three Federal Employee Unions Call for the end of Government Use and Sale of Unsafe Recalled Cars

For Immediate Release April 15, 2021 Contact: Jason Levine, [email protected] or 202-328-7700 Consumer Safety Groups and Three Federal…

SAFE CARS Act Protects Federal Employees by Requiring Unsafe Agency Vehicles be Repaired and Tackles Sales of Dangerous Vehicles by U.S. Government

For Immediate Release March 26, 2021 Contact: Jason Levine, [email protected] or 202-328-7700 SAFE CARS Act Protects Federal Employees by…

Tesla balks at touch screen recall, US agency takes action

“I think it’s planned obsolescence, which requires physical replacement of a part which Tesla tried to gloss…

Investigation: 25,000 government cars have open safety recalls that could endanger drivers

According to Jason Levine, Executive Director of the Center for Auto Safety, cars are only placed under…