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NHTSA Administrator Rosekind recognizes law enforcement officers

January 9: NHTSA Administrator Dr. Mark Rosekind today recognizes the dedication and sacrifice of law enforcement officers across the nation in observance of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day – today, January 9, 2015. The agency has a long history of partnering with law enforcement to get motorists to buckle up and never drive drunk or distracted.

NHTSA fines Honda $70 million for not reporting deaths, injuries, claims

January 8: Following a NHTSA investigation, Honda has agreed to pay two $35 million civil penalties for failing to report deaths, injuries, and certain warranty claims in violation of the TREAD Act. Honda also agreed to increased NHTSA oversight and third-party audits. NHTSA issued more fines in 2014 than in the agency's entire history. Details

>> Consent Order | Audit report (pdf) | Honda response (pdf)

Be TireWise: Tire buying and maintenance tips

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

Aimed at increasing safety and efficiency while saving money at the pump. >> Visit the TireWise site
>> White House effort on tire safety | Download TireWise tips

NHTSA calls for national recall of 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, and its relationship to five previous driver’s side air bag ruptures. 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
>> Use our VIN lookup tool to see if your recalled vehicle still needs to be repaired

Vehicle owners with defective airbags urged to take immediate action

NHTSA urges owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, and General Motors vehicles to act immediately on recall notices to replace defective Takata airbags. The message comes with urgency, especially for owners of vehicles affected by the regional recalls in the following areas: Florida, Puerto Rico, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Virgin Islands and Hawaii. Details & list of affected vehicles
>> Use our VIN lookup tool to see if your recalled vehicle still needs to be repaired

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!

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. Simply enter your child's birth date, weight and height, and you'll get car seat type results that fit your child, based on our recommendations. Find the right seat | News release

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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.