NHTSA & IIHS get historic commitment from automakers to include automatic emergency braking on all new vehicles

Automakers commit to include automatic emergency braking on all new vehicles

Sept. 11: NHTSA Administrator Dr. Mark Rosekind talking about the historic commitment from 10 major vehicle manufacturers to make AEB a standard feature. Read More

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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.

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.


Recalls Spotlight

NHTSA Recalls SpotlightLatest info on trending recalls

Safety technologies

Advanced safety features to help drivers maintain control and avoid a crashCar safety features

Complaints & defects

Do you have a safety problem or issue? File a complaint now!Report & search car problems

Car seats

Car seat safety laws, guidelines, ease of use ratings, local car seat installers for infant, convertable and booster car seats Car seat laws and guidelines

Crash test ratings

NHTSA 5-Star Safety Ratings: More Stars mean Safer Cars New and used car safety ratings

Tire safety

Tire ratings, maintenance tips and tread informationTire ratings and maintenance tips


>> Sept. 1: NHTSA now estimates 23.4 million defective inflators in U.S. vehicles, plans public discussion on efforts | See lists of all affected vehicles by year, make and model.

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