About the Data
This dataset includes information
related to NHTSA recall campaigns. Users can filter information based on
characteristics like vehicle manufacturer and component. The dataset can also
be filtered by recall type: vehicle, tires, car seats, and equipment.
Data Reporting Requirement
Vehicle and vehicle
equipment manufacturers who determine that a product or piece of original
equipment contains a safety defect or is not in compliance with federal safety
standards are required to notify NHTSA within five business days. NHTSA
requires that manufacturers file a defect and noncompliance report in
compliance with Federal Regulation 49 (the National Traffic and Motor Safety
Act) Part 573, which identifies the requirements for safety recalls. This
information is stored in NHTSA’s database referenced above.
The pie chart in
this dataset defaults to the top 12 entries for the current calendar year. The
earliest campaign data is from 1966.