The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was established in 1970 under the U.S. Department of Transportation. Their primary objective is to reduce accidents, injuries, and fatalities on US roads by setting safety requirements for vehicles and drivers and promoting safe driving practices.
The NHTSA maintains a database of manufacturer recalls related to specific vehicle makes and models. This helps people stay informed about any potential safety issues or defects with their vehicles so that they can be addressed promptly.
To see if there are any recalls for your vehicle, follow these steps:
- Navigate to the NHTSA recalls page by clicking here
- Enter your vehicle's VIN in the textbox labeled “Enter 17 Character VIN” and press <ENTER>
The NHTSA website will search its database of vehicle recalls and return a list of recalls if there are any for your vehicle. If your vehicle has a recall, contact your local authorized dealer to set up an appointment to fix your vehicle's recall.
Alternatively, you can call the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236.
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