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"Among children under 5 years old, an estimated 316 lives were saved in 2000 by child restraint use. Of these 316 lives saved, 282 were associated with the use of child safety seats and 33 with the use of adult belts.";

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"Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul."—Charles Buxton

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How Safe is Your Car?

Safer Car LogoSafercar.gov allows you to report vehicle problems and get other types of critical vehicle information. To get information on Vehicle Defects, Crash & Rollover Ratings and Recall Info. Click Here.

Complaints are handled in the following manner:

  • Your complaint information will be entered into NHTSA's vehicle owner's complaint database and used with other complaints to determine if a safety-related defect trend exists.
  • If a safety-related defect exists in a motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment, the manufacturer must fix it at no cost to the owner. Your complaint is the first step in the process.
  • Government engineers analyze the problem. If warranted, the manufacturer is asked to conduct a recall. If the manufacturer does not initiate a recall, the government can order the manufacturer to initiate a recall.
  • NHTSA do not have to receive a specific number of complaints before they look into a problem. They gather all available information on a problem. Each complaint is important.