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NHTSA Headquarters
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE.
West Building
Washington, DC 20590

Toll-Free: 888-327-4236 / Hearing Impaired (TTY): 800-424-9153 / Media Inquiries: 202-366-9550
USDOT General Information Main Switchboard (including personnel locator): 202-366-4000 / Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Eastern, excluding Federal Holidays.


Please use the toll-free number above to report suspected safety defects in your vehicle, vehicle equipment, tires, and child safety seats. You can also obtain information about air bags, highway safety, and the proper use of child safety seats.

Remember to always buckle up, never drive when impaired, and ensure that child safety seats are installed and used properly.