Child car seat maker Graco to pay $10 millon
   for not launching timely recall of defective seats

March 20: Largest ever car seat recall involved 4 million units with defective buckles. Graco must pay $3 million civil penalty and spend $7 million on new steps to improve child safety.

    >> News release
    >> Learn more about registering your car seats to get recall notices

NHTSA launches first-ever seat-belt campaign focused on tweens

NHTSA launches first-ever seat-belt campaign focused on tweens

National advertising is aimed at parents of children 8-14 to make sure kids are consistently and properly wearing seat belts every time the car is moving. Read More

   NHTSA seeks new tools from Congress to protect
   consumers renting vehicles or buying used cars

Would require rental agencies, used car dealers to fix defects before renting or selling recalled vehicles. Also, NHTSA fines airbag maker Takata.

    >> News release
    >> VIN lookup tool to see if your recalled vehicle still needs repairs

   NHTSA is calling for national recall
   of certain defective Takata driver-side air bags

The decison to call for a national recall of vehicles with certain Takata-made driver’s side frontal air bags is based on the agency's evaluation of a recent driver’s side air bag failure in a vehicle outside the current regional recall area. Unless Takata and the involved manufacturers quickly agree to this recall, NHTSA will use its full statutory powers to ensure vehicles that use the same or similar air bag inflator are recalled. Details

    >> Information for vehicle owners on the Takata recalls
    >> VIN lookup tool to see if your recalled vehicle still needs repairs

NHTSA Unveils New, Free, Online Search Tool for Recalls Using Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

Has your recalled car been repaired? Your VIN can quickly tell you!

NHTSA unveils new, free, online search tool using your Vehicle Identification Number to find out if a recalled vehicle still needs to be fixed. Read more | Try the lookup tool now!


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