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How do I get information on Auto Safety – Vehicle safety hotline?

VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE

Please use the toll-free number above to report suspected safety defects in your vehicle, vehicle equipment, tires, and child safety seats. You can also obtain information about air bags, highway safety, and the proper use of child safety seats.

Remember to always buckle up, never drive when impaired, and ensure that child safety seats are installed and used properly.

Toll-Free: 888-327-4236 / Hearing Impaired (TTY): 800-424-9153 / Media Inquiries: 202-366-9550
USDOT General Information Main Switchboard (including personnel locator): 202-366-4000 / Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Eastern, excluding Federal Holidays.

For additional information, you may contact the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration directly by calling their toll free number at 800-832.5660 or by accessing the FMCSA assistance web site to chat or send an email (http://ask.fmcsa.dot.gov/app/ask).

Updated 6/3/2021 4:45 PM
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