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<p>The [http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/ '''National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)]''' establishes motor vehicle safety standards for domestic and foreign vehicles that are manufactured for sale in the United States. It enforces compliance with these standards through testing programs, major recalls, surveys, imposition of civil penalties (fines), and if necessary, court action. The administration investigates possible defects related to the safety of vehicles and vehicle equipment.</p><br>
<p>The [http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/ '''National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)]''' establishes motor vehicle safety standards for domestic and foreign vehicles that are manufactured for sale in the United States. It enforces compliance with these standards through testing programs, major recalls, surveys, imposition of civil penalties (fines), and if necessary, court action. The administration investigates possible defects related to the safety of vehicles and vehicle equipment.</p><br>
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
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400 7th Street SW<br>   
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1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE West Building<br>   
Washington, DC 20590<br>   
Washington, DC 20590<br>   
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(888) 327-4236<br>
[http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/ '''www.nhtsa.dot.gov'''] <br>
[http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/ '''www.nhtsa.dot.gov'''] <br>
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'''Complaint Jurisdiction:'''<br>   
'''Complaint Jurisdiction:'''<br>   
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<p>Anything involving vehicle safety or odometer law violations including; recalls/safety problems, establishes/enforces safety standards, minimum performance standards for certain parts of vehicles and performance of the vehicle as a unit.</p><br>  
<p>Anything involving vehicle safety or odometer law violations including; recalls/safety problems, establishes/enforces safety standards, minimum performance standards for certain parts of vehicles and performance of the vehicle as a unit.</p><br>  
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'''Complaints Outside Jurisdiction:'''<br>   
'''Complaints Outside Jurisdiction:'''<br>   
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<p>Warranty problems; '''Lemon Law''' problems (unless involving safety);  
<p>Warranty problems; '''Lemon Law''' problems (unless involving safety);  
automobile paint problems; rusting problems (unless involving safety).</p><br>   
automobile paint problems; rusting problems (unless involving safety).</p><br>   
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<p>Autofax provides information on problems inherent to vehicles. Two types of reports available ($20 each) which include summaries of recalls, manufacturer service bulletins, summaries of consumer complaints directed to the National Highway Traffic Safety
 
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'''Autofax'''<br> 
 
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(800) 777-4481<br>
 
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(714) 631-7869 Fax<br>
 
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'''See:'''<br>
 
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[[California Public Utilities Commission|California Public Utilities Commission]] for California trucking information<br>   
 
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[[Moving Companies|Moving companies]]<br>   
 
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[[Trucking Companies (Transporting)|Trucking Companies (Transporting)]]<br>   
 
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[[Toxic Substances (Department of Toxic Substances Control)|Toxic Substances (Department of Toxic Substances Control)]]<br>
 
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Latest revision as of 20:42, 30 April 2012

814-Other Federal Agencies

HIGHWAY SAFETY

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) establishes motor vehicle safety standards for domestic and foreign vehicles that are manufactured for sale in the United States. It enforces compliance with these standards through testing programs, major recalls, surveys, imposition of civil penalties (fines), and if necessary, court action. The administration investigates possible defects related to the safety of vehicles and vehicle equipment.


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE West Building
Washington, DC 20590
(888) 327-4236
www.nhtsa.dot.gov


Complaint Jurisdiction:

Anything involving vehicle safety or odometer law violations including; recalls/safety problems, establishes/enforces safety standards, minimum performance standards for certain parts of vehicles and performance of the vehicle as a unit.



Complaints Outside Jurisdiction:

Warranty problems; Lemon Law problems (unless involving safety); automobile paint problems; rusting problems (unless involving safety).




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