NHTSA Safety Recalls

The NHTSA safety recall information provided below includes vehicle and equipment campaigns from 1966 to present. The campaigns include motor vehicle products which experienced a safety-related defect or did not comply with federal motor vehicle safety standards.

Recall Searches by make, model, year
The search engine allows you to retrieve information by the vehicle or equipment producer and/or model.


Kid in child seatChild Safety Seat RecallsChild safety seat recalls from 1990 to date, by manufacturer.


DisketteRecall Database List and DownloadFile dump of all vehicle, equipment and tire safety recall campaigns from 1966 to present. Updated nightly.


School busSchool Bus RecallsSafety Recalls for all school buses from January 1997, updated annually.


VOQThis is an on-line form to report a safety-related defect or a problem with a safety recall in your motor vehicle or motor vehicle equipment.


Vehicle RecallsLinks to Monthly Vehicle Recall reports for the past 6 months.


Recall BookletThe purpose of this booklet is to answer the most commonly asked questions on how and why recall campaigns are initiated, and to inform consumers of their rights and responsibilities when a vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment is recalled.


Recall ProblemsWhat does it mean when a manufacturer initiates a safety recall involving vehicles or items of motor vehicle equipment?


Child safety seatChild Safety Seat Registration FormRegistration form for your child’s continued safety. The file is located under the “Kids & Car Seats” group as an Adobe PDF form and may be opened for viewing or downloaded and saved to your computer where you may print it out and fill in the form for mailing.


Recall and Quarterly Guide/FormGuide for vehicle or equipment manufacturer’s to use in filing a Defect or Noncompliance Information Report, and quarterly recall status reports. The forms are available for downloading and can either be used as a model for the report or simply printed, completed and submitted to the agency.


Safety Recall CompendiumA recall program guide for the manufacturer preparing to conduct a safety recall. This document is available as either an Adobe PDF file or as a Word document.