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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
Nov 9, 2023

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Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

304 reviews
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.
Ed Maycroft
August 27, 2020
I got to say it's really easy to find tire info your year make and Model of car and what not I haven't tried the other features yet but the Scanning of the Car's Vin should be easier if there isn't a lot of light outside but that's just my only nitpick with it! But if you need a Portable way to check recalls on your car carseats Tires or Equipment look no further! It's a Great App
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Yatin Shah KripaDotCom
May 19, 2021
Easy install but lacking in esthetics and features. The app is just a search tool (for your vehicle) with results displayed from the nhtsa web site in a cluttered browser window. No automatic notifications as recalls are announced. Nevertheless car owners should be aware about their car's safety recall.
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
May 21, 2021
SaferCar remembers all the vehicles and equipment you enter and will notify you of any new recalls. Make sure to keep SaferCar open in the background and that you allowed push notifications from SaferCar.

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App maintenance and compatibility updates