Safety Complaints

We are The Office of Defects Investigation (ODI), an office within the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). ODI conducts defect investigations and administers safety recalls to support the NHTSA's mission to improve safety on our Nation's roadways.

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Safety Issues by NHTSA ID

Select one or more areas to search, then enter up to 25 NHTSA ID's separated by comma, space or new line.

NHTSA assigns each Safety Issue a unique ID. There are several places to find a NHTSA ID:
  • Confirmation email when you file a safety complaint
  • Manufacturer letter regarding a recall
  • News item or NHTSA press release about a recall