Look up defect investigations of vehicles, tires and child car seats

We document and analyze complaints about potential safety defects in vehicles, tires and child car seats. If needed, we also investigate these problems.

If you think your vehicle, tires or child car seat may have a safety defect, report your problem here.

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Note: In some cases we may reopen closed investigations, if we get new information.

Investigation updates

We publish decisions that result from our investigations. During the process of investigating safety defects, we also invite public comment on our preliminary determinations.

Issue

Initial finding

Outcome

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles power steering hose failures

Update—preliminary determination (May 10, 2016)

Preliminary determination (April 20, 2016)

Notice of decision (November 30, 2017)

Ford F-150 brake vacuum assist failures

Preliminary determination (Nov. 4, 2016)

Notice of decision (July 7, 2017)

2012 to 2014 Fiat 500 and 500c with automatic transmission

Preliminary determination (July 29, 2015)

Notice of decision (December 9, 2015)

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