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NHTSA introduces online tool to help parents find the right car seat

NHTSA introduces Car Seat Finder tool

The Car Seat Finder is an easy-to-use tool that lets you do just that. Simply enter your child's birth date, weight and height, and you'll get car seat type results that fit your child, according to NHTSA's best practice recommendations. Find the right seat

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. Details | Try the lookup tool!

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

Advanced frontal air bags: Know the facts

Today's advanced frontal air bags, which first came out in some 2004 models, 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.” Details

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. Read More  

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

Help us stop deaths
of kids in hot cars

With 19 deaths already this year, DOT Sec. Foxx urged parents and the public to better protect children because these deaths are "100 percent avoidable." >> Go to to learn more about what you can do

Get Recall Alerts Via Free Mobile App Or By Email

Get recall alerts via free mobile app 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.