NHTSA launches ‘recall dashboard’ with more than 50 years of data

Credit: Original article published by Classic Cars Journal.


Perhaps not a major concern for those buying a classic car, but collector cars can be of much more modern vintage, so we’re passing along word that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched a new “recall dashboard” designed to make it easier to search for auto safety recall information.

NHTSA says the dashboard included more than 50 years of recall data and offers “user-friendly and transparent ways to sort, filter, visualize and export recall data.”

“This new dashboard provides unprecedented transparency into the recall process,” Steven Cliff, NHTSA acting administrator, is quoted in the news release. “More than 50 years of recall data are now easily available to the media, researchers, safety advocates, and anyone interested in learning more about vehicle safety. 

“This initiative is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s commitment to safety on our roadways, and it provides increased transparency and accountability to the American people.”

NHTSA adds that the dashboard will be updated daily and allows users to search, sort and filter, and to export data including charts and graphs.

The new dashboard is in addition to NHTSA’s VIN Look-Up Tool showing open recalls and its SaferCar app.