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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. Details

Takata ordered to preserve defective air bag inflators, give NHTSA all testing data for Federal investigation


February 25: Preservation order requires Takata to keep all air bag inflators removed through the recall process as evidence for both NHTSA’s investigation and private litigation cases. Details

NHTSA launches first-ever seat-belt campaign aimed at tweens

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

March 12: 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 enforcement 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 vehicles subject to a recall. Also, Takata fined for failing to fully cooperate with NHTSA. Details

NHTSA seeks national recall of defective drivers' air bags


Unless Takata and the involved manufacturers 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 owners on the Takata recalls
>> Use our VIN lookup tool to see if your recalled vehicle still needs to be fixed

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

Has your recalled car been repaired?


Your VIN and our free online search tool can quickly tell you if a recalled vehicle still needs to be fixed. Details
>> Try the lookup tool!