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NHTSA Contact Information

NHTSA Headquarters

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

E-mail NHTSA: Click here

Call NHTSA Toll-Free: 888-327-4236
Hearing Impaired (TTY): 800-424-9153 
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET, excluding Federal Holidays.

Media Inquiries: 202-366-9550 or

USDOT General Information Main Switchboard (including personnel locator): 202-366-4000
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. ET, 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.