Every year, we witness more and more traffic crashes. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an agency under Department of Transportation, has taken many initiatives including setting federal safety standards, investigating vehicle safety related complaints and issuing recalls for vehicles with safety defects to combat this issue.
At VinFreeCheck, we understand that owning a safe vehicle is paramount. Therefore, we collect valuable recalls and complaints data from NHTSA and present an overview for your vehicle of choice.
A recall is issued, when either the manufacturer or NHTSA decides when there is a safety related defect in the vehicle or equipments. Sometimes, NHTSA issues recalls if a vehicle did not comply with the Federal Vehicle Safety Standard. Regardless how a recall was made, all recalls must be registered with NHTSA making it the single source of recalls information.
When a vehicle owner has safety concerns or noticed a safety defect, the owner may file a complaint with NHTSA. NHTSA will investigate the complaints and issue a recall if it deems fit. While not all complaints end up as recalls, it is still useful to know what are the common complaints for a particular vehicle.
At VinFreeCheck, we gather both recalls and complaints from NHTSA to perform our own analysis and produce a summary for your convenience.
We are updating our database with vehicle safety information from many publicly available sources, including NHTSA and provide the information to you in an easy to consume manner. We provide you with two convenient ways to check this information. You can provide us with your VIN or you can select your vehicle make, model and year. We typically provide the following information.
At VinFreeCheck, we work hard to give you a complete picture of your vehicle of choice.