Help raise awareness of dangers of leaving kids in hot cars on National Heatstroke Prevention Day

Help us on National Heatstroke Prevention Day

This year, 19 children have died from being left in a hot car. We are calling on the public to help prevent future tragedies by sharing important safety tips via Twitter and Facebook. Read More

DOT Sec. Foxx and NHTSA Acting Administrator Friedman urge parents, public to help stop kids dying in hot cars

Kids in Hot Cars: Parents, Public Urged to Ask "Where’s Baby? Look Before You Lock.”

With 17 deaths already this year, DOT Sec. Foxx urged parents and the public to better protect children because these deaths are "100 percent avoidable." >> Visit www.SaferCar.gov/heatstroke to learn more

Safety tips to keep kids safe during summer

School's out! Tips to keep kids safe during summer

Millions of kids are ready for summer fun with family car trips, bike rides with friends and playing on neighborhood streets. Here are some tips to keep them and everyone else safe this time of year.

  NHTSA Statement on Takata Air Bag Inflators

  “The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received notification from BMW, Chrysler,
  Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota that they are conducting limited regional recalls to
  address a possible safety defect involving Takata brand air bag inflators. Today’s action is
  influenced by a NHTSA investigation into six reports of air bag inflator ruptures, all of which
  occurred in Florida and Puerto Rico. Based on the limited data available at this time, NHTSA
  supports efforts by automakers to address the immediate risk in areas that have consistently
  hot, humid conditions over extended periods of time. Consumers impacted by the recalls
  should have their vehicles serviced promptly once they receive notification from their vehicle
  manufacturer. NHTSA remains in close communication with the supplier and automakers to
  gather additional data and will take appropriate action based on our findings.”


  >> Read more on NHTSA's investigation
  >> View recall notifications NHTSA received from manufacturers

NHTSA Summer Driving Tips reminds to never leave kids in hot cars

NHTSA Summer Driving Tips urge prevention and planning before hitting the road

Memorial Day weekend typically marks the start of the summer vacation season. NHTSA's tips remind drivers to take precautions before and while driving on vacations or extended road trips. Read More

Be TireWise: Tire buying and maintenance tips

NHTSA's TireWise site gives advice on choosing and caring for tires

Education campaign provides consumers and retailers essential information and advice covering the entire life of the tire. NHTSA estimates that each year there are almost 200 fatalities as a result of tire-related crashes. Read More

Get recalls information using NHTSA's SaferCar mobile app, or sign up for e-mail notification

It's Easier To Receive Recall Alerts With Our Free Android & Apple Apps, Or By Email

Download our free mobile app for Android devices or for Apple devices to receive more than recall alerts. You can file complaints and look up our 5-Star Safety Ratings. Or, you can subscribe for email alerts for up to 5 vehicles.

 

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File a vehicle complaint. Search for recalls. Get help installing a child seat, at Parents Central on safercar.gov.

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