NHTSA Phone Number Correction
October 25, 1999
The Auto Safety Hotline number for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is 1-888-327-4236 (NOT 1-800 as previously reported).
Or you can file your vehicle complaint online at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/hotline. You can also get information on service bulletins, current complaints, recalls and ongoing investigations.
NHTSA's "Auto Safety Hotline" isn't just for autos -- it's for all vehicles. That's the message Larry Long is trying to get out to the trucking industry. Long was added to NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigations earlier this year when truck safety started becoming a big issue in Congress. It's his job to educate truckers about NHTSA - and to educate NHTSA about the trucking industry.
Last year, out of 20,000 call-ins to the agency for safety-related complaints, only seven were Class 8 trucks. The agency is trying to change that.