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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has a comprehensive website that tracks and compiles all safety-related recalls and defects on vehicles, school buses and child or booster seats. The auto recall list is comprehensive and easy to search and access information. You can also report a safety-related complaint to the NHTSA.

Vehicle or Equipment Recalls

You can easily research a recall on the NHTSA Office of Defects Investigation's database. By entering the vehicle's manufacturer, model and year you can view a full list of recalls on that specific vehicle. The list will have the potential number of units affected, summary, consequence, and remedy.

Child and Booster Seat Safety Recalls

A list of child seat safety recalls since 1990 is compiled on the NHTSA's website. You can conduct a search on independent child and booster seats as well as car manufacturers integral child seats. For the independent child seats, you'll find a list with the model, production date, a description of the noncompliance, and corrective action.

File a Safety-Related Complaint on a Vehicle

The NSTSA has set up an online form and phone line for consumers to file safety-related complaints on motor vehicles. If you think there's a potential problem, you should definitely report it to the NHTSA.

School Bus Recalls

Since 1998 the NHSTA has been tracking the school bus recalls and has listed them. There is a list of the manufacturer, production date, model, and recall description. There is also a hotline set up for consumers to call in school bus complaints at (888) 327-4236.

Auto recalls and other safety-related defects are important to each and every one of us. Visit the NHSTA to keep updated news reports on the safety of vehicles.