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 the vehicle of your choice.
A recall is issued, when either the manufacturer or NHTSA decides that there is a safety related defect in the vehicle or equipment. Sometimes, NHTSA issues recalls if a vehicle did not comply with the Federal Vehicle Safety Standard. Regardless of 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 notices a safety defect, the owner may file a complaint with NHTSA. NHTSA will investigate the complaint and issue a recall if it deems fit. While all of the complaints don’t end up as recalls, it is still useful to know what the common complaints for a particular vehicle are.
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 your VIN to us 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 the vehicle of your choice.