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NHTSA Contact Information

NHTSA Headquarters

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

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Vehicle Safety Hotline

To report suspected safety defects with your vehicle, car seat, tires or other vehicle equipment, contact our Vehicle Safety Hotline. You can also obtain information about air bags, highway safety, and the proper use of car seats. We have English- and Spanish-speaking staff members available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET.


  • To reach the U.S. Department of Transportation general information switchboard, including personnel locator, call 202-366-4000.

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