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NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) - Recalls - Recalls Flat File

Metadata Updated: May 1, 2024

Manufacturers who determine that a product or piece of original equipment either has a safety defect or is not in compliance with Federal safety standards are required to notify the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) within 5 business days. NHTSA requires that manufacturers file a Defect and Noncompliance report as well as quarterly recall status reports, in compliance with Federal Regulation 49 (the National Traffic and Motor Safety Act) Part 573, which identifies the requirements for safety recalls. This information is stored in the NHTSA database. Use this data to search for recall information related to:- Specific NHTSA campaigns - Product types Access to public searches of NHTSA recall databases for tires, vehicles, car seats and equipment.

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date May 1, 2024
Data Update Frequency R/P1D

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Metadata Updated Date May 1, 2024
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