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NHTSA launches ‘recall dashboard’ with more than 50 years of data

Data includes charts and spreadsheets and is searchable and can be exported

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Perhaps not a major concern for those buying a classic car, but collector cars can be of much more modern vintage, so we’re passing along word that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched a new “recall dashboard” designed to make it easier to search for auto safety recall information.

NHTSA says the dashboard included more than 50 years of recall data and offers “user-friendly and transparent ways to sort, filter, visualize and export recall data.”

“This new dashboard provides unprecedented transparency into the recall process,” Steven Cliff, NHTSA acting administrator, is quoted in the news release. “More than 50 years of recall data are now easily available to the media, researchers, safety advocates, and anyone interested in learning more about vehicle safety. 

“This initiative is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s commitment to safety on our roadways, and it provides increased transparency and accountability to the American people.”

NHTSA adds that the dashboard will be updated daily and allows users to search, sort and filter, and to export data including charts and graphs.

The new dashboard is in addition to NHTSA’s VIN Look-Up Tool showing open recalls and its SaferCar app.

Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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