NHTSA introduces Car Seat Finder to help parents choose the right seat

NHTSA introduces Car Seat Finder tool

The Car Seat Finder is an easy-to-use tool that lets you do just that. Enter your child's birth date, weight and height to get car seat type results that fit your child, based on our recommendations. Find the right seat | News release

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!

Advanced frontal air bags: Knowing the facts can save your life

Advanced frontal air bags: Knowing the facts could save your life

Today's advanced frontal air bags are better able to protect drivers and front seat passengers by using sophisticated sensing systems to determine whether, when and how much to deploy. Read More  

  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

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

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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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