3.7
264 reviews
50K+
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Everyone
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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 11, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
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Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

3.7
254 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.
A
April 29, 2023
User friendly, accurate, effective, resourceful! LOVE that it takes the hassle & worry out of checking recalls, and for free! It simplifies life by alerting you on cars you register with them (if selected).
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Dark Shadow
April 19, 2023
I just updated it today and still having problems with it. As I said before it's showing the wrong info plus now it's showing a recall and then it goes away like it had a glitch please fix thank you
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
April 19, 2023
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.

What's new

App maintenance and compatibility updates