Search NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Ratings

NHTSA has set the standard for safety, helping consumers find safer cars with its 5-Star Safety Ratings for more than 30 years. Now, buying a safer car just got easier with the new Overall Rating that makes comparing vehicles simple: More Stars mean Safer Cars. 5-Star Safety Ratings measure the crashworthiness and rollover safety of vehicles. Five stars is the highest rating, one is the lowest.

Has a recalled vehicle been repaired? Find out using our VIN search

Car buyers may not always know the used vehicle they are purchasing still needs to be repaired because of a recall action. NHTSA's new search tool lets you:

  • Enter a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to quickly learn if a specific vehicle has not been repaired as part of a safety recall in the last 15 years
  • Directly access the recalls databases of major vehicle and motorcycle manufacturers
  • Get the relevant recall information so you can contact the manufacturer or dealer about the repair if it was part of a safety recall
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Check out NHTSA's TireWise, a resource to help you make smart decisions, whether you’re buying new tires or want to learn about topics such as maintenance, labeling, TPMS, tread and traction limits, or just how extend the life and safety of the ones on your car or truck.

Advanced safety technologies have an enormous potential to enhance safety and save lives. Learn more