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About this app

SaferCar is your connection to automotive safety recall information directly from the official source—the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Every year, NHTSA manages millions of recalls affecting vehicles, tires, car seats and related equipment. SaferCar will notify you about any safety recalls affecting your vehicle or equipment as long as you leave it running in the background. With the SaferCar app, you can:

• Enter a vehicle identification number (VIN) for as many vehicles as you own. Your virtual garage will accept VINs for cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, motorcycles and more.
• Enter any related automotive products you own that could be subject to safety recalls, like tires, car seats and trailers.
• Opt-in to receive notifications on your mobile device for each of the vehicles and products you’ve entered.
• Know you’ll be better informed should any recall impact your vehicle or related equipment.
• Check out NHTSA 5-Star Safety Ratings, and our online car seat tools that help you find the right seat, understand ease-of-use and check to make sure it’s installed correctly.
• Know that NHTSA will never store or share your user data.

To protect your privacy, NHTSA doesn’t store your device or VIN information on a server in order to send you a notification when a new recall is issued. This means SaferCar needs to run in the background so it can check for recall updates periodically from your device. If you force stop SaferCar, immediately reopen the app.
Updated on
Apr 29, 2021

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213 reviews
April 30, 2022
Application works great when it works. Which is about 70 percent of the time. It doesn't work on the weekends most of the time. Then suddenly on Monday it works, Same experience in afternoon sometimes, it seems like there are updates going on behind the scenes that effect the application performance, it's definitely not my device as it communicates well using other apps, this app should have better stability as it is potentially dealing with the safety of others,
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
May 6, 2022
Can you please email us at NHTSA.Communication@dot.gov or call our Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236. We'd like to know more about the issue you're reporting.
Scott B
August 28, 2020
Not sure what all the complaining is about, I had no troubles at all entering my vehicle and my wife's vehicle with the bar code scanner, they must have fixed it or.... would have given 5 stars but I'm waiting for my notification for the fix on my truck to show up first, just to be sure it's working. I haven't tried adding any vehicle peripherals yet either. But multiple vehicles, no problem.
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
September 2, 2020
Once the repair is reported to the manufacturer as completed and their report is finalized, our system will update. You do have the option to mark it as repaired now so the alert goes away. From the home screen, tap: the vehicle, view your unrepaired recall, the recall, then on the top “mark as resolved.” Thanks for getting your recall repaired.
Clarence Dold
February 28, 2022
There is no feedback button. You should be able to scan a VIN without having to enter vehicle information first. There cameras scan does not work on one of my cars. I prefer the email alerts. That seems to be discontinued. I haven't received one since 2016.
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