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NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) - Complaints


Complaint information entered into NHTSA-ODI's vehicle owner's complaint database is used with other data sources to identify safety issues that warrant investigation and to determine if a safety-related defect trend exists. Complaint information is also analyzed to monitor existing recalls for proper scope and adequacy.

NHTSA is an organization under the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) whose mission is to save lives, prevent injuries and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes, through education, research, safety standards and enforcement activity. NHTSA is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety.


Dataset Summary

Agency Department of Transportation
Sub-Agency/Organization National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Category 23. Transportation
Date Released Dec 16 2002
Date Updated Oct 31 2014
Time Period 1949 to present
Frequency Daily

Dataset Information

Data.gov Data Category Type
Raw data
Specialized Data Category Designation Enforcement
Keywords Phone, Paper, Email
Unique ID 81

Contributing Agency Information

Citation
N/A
Agency Program Page http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/downloads/index.cfm
Agency Data Series Page http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/downloads/folders/Complaints/FLAT_CMPL.zip

Dataset Coverage

Unit of Analysis
Vehicles , Tires, Child Safety Seats, Equipment
Granularity United States
Geographic Coverage N/A

Data Description

Collection Mode
Web, Phone
Data Collection Instrument N/A
Data Dictionary/Variable List http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/downloads/folders/Complaints/CMPL.txt

Dataset Quality

Data Quality Certification
Yes
Privacy and Confidentiality
Yes
Applicable Information Quality Guideline Designation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Additional Dataset Documentation

Technical Documentation
http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/downloads/folders/Complaints/Import_Instructions.pdf http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/help/complaint.html
Additional Metadata N/A

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