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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.

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Latest News

GM to recall 7M vehicles globally to replace Takata air bags

Jason Levine, executive director of the nonprofit Center for Auto Safety, which opposed GM’s petitions to avoid…

News 4 Tucson Investigators: Goodyear Tire Turmoil

November 9, 2020  By Alex Berdine  TUCSON (KVOA) – An accident that happened 17 years ago is…

Many taxi companies in U.S. aren’t required to fix cabs after safety recalls

“There’s no way for a customer to know,” said Jason Levine, the center’s executive director. Only San…

New Takata Airbags Recall

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Ambulances not repaired years after safety recalls

“You don’t want a recalled ambulance picking you up,’’ said Jason Levine, executive director for the Center for…

‘I’m paying for a deathtrap!’ Used cars sold in Tampa Bay with unrepaired safety recalls

“These aren’t cosmetic issues,” Levine said. “These aren’t for rusting paint or where you don’t like the…