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NHTSA releases 'Your VIN: A Key to Vehicle Safety' video

This video explains how your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) can help you know if your vehicle is subject to a recall.

Kids in hot cars: Steps in preventing child heatstroke deaths

NHTSA: Take proactive steps to prevent child heatstroke deaths in cars

Leaving a child unattended in a vehicle can lead to heatstroke and can kill in minutes; 13 kids have died in hot cars this year as of Aug. 27, 31 in 2014, in tragedies that are 100% avoidable. Read More

NHTSA announces Fiat Chrysler public hearing and issues special order

NHTSA announces Fiat Chrysler enforcement action, including $105M penalty

Automaker, admitting failures, will submit to rigorous federal oversight, buy back some defective vehicles from owners, and pay the largest civil penalty ever imposed by NHTSA. Read More

NHTSA releases video on understanding vehicle recalls

NHTSA releases 'Understanding Vehicle Recalls' video

This video explains what to expect if your car is recalled and what tools are available to you. It's the 4th video in our "Driven by Safety" series. The others are on preventing pedal errors and corrosion, and rearview video systems.

   DOT announces steps to address air bag defects
   after Takata acknowledges problems exist

Takata agrees to national recall of certain types of driver and passenger side air bag inflators. This expands the number of vehicles to be recalled for defective inflators to 32 million. NHTSA will coordinate remedy program.

>> News release | Takata page on Recalls Spotlight
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>> Latest: Takata recall FAQ available in Spanish. | We have lists of all affected vehicles by year, make and model. Also: All VINs of 32 million vehicles now searchable using our tool.

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