List of Automotive Defects Investigation

Agency technical experts review each and every call, letter, and online report of an alleged safety problem filed with NHTSA. Although NHTSA has no jurisdiction over defects that are not safety-related, it does review each report that suggests a potential safety defect involving groups of motor vehicles or vehicle equipment. There is no established number of reports that must be filed before NHTSA investigates an issue. The agency's Office of Defects Investigation investigative process consists of four parts:
  • Screening -- A preliminary review of consumer complaints and other information related to alleged defects to decide whether to open an investigation
  • Analysis -- An analysis of any petitions calling for defect investigations and/or reviews of safety-related recalls
  • Investigation -- The investigation of alleged safety defects
  • Management -- Investigation of the effectiveness of safety recalls
  • ACURA (2759 Defect Investigations)
  • AUDI (165 Defect Investigations)
  • BMW (7744 Defect Investigations)
  • BUICK (372 Defect Investigations)
  • CADILLAC (252 Defect Investigations)
  • CHEVROLET (2095 Defect Investigations)
  • CHRYSLER (3884 Defect Investigations)
  • DODGE (10447 Defect Investigations)
  • EAGLE (45 Defect Investigations)
  • FORD (7002 Defect Investigations)
  • GMC (1245 Defect Investigations)
  • HONDA (13272 Defect Investigations)
  • HUMMER (68 Defect Investigations)
  • HYUNDAI (649 Defect Investigations)
  • INFINITI (3544 Defect Investigations)
  • ISUZU (128 Defect Investigations)
  • JEEP (1057 Defect Investigations)
  • KIA (553 Defect Investigations)
  • LAMBORGHINI (15 Defect Investigations)
  • LAND ROVER (94 Defect Investigations)
  • LEXUS (1553 Defect Investigations)
  • LINCOLN (293 Defect Investigations)
  • LOTUS (8 Defect Investigations)
  • MAZDA (5961 Defect Investigations)
  • MERCEDES BENZ (1152 Defect Investigations)
  • MERCURY (503 Defect Investigations)
  • MINI (183 Defect Investigations)
  • MITSUBISHI (1884 Defect Investigations)
  • NISSAN (2551 Defect Investigations)
  • NORTH AMERICAN (1 Defect Investigations)
  • OLDSMOBILE (271 Defect Investigations)
  • PLYMOUTH (161 Defect Investigations)
  • PONTIAC (1440 Defect Investigations)
  • PORSCHE (161 Defect Investigations)
  • RAM (65 Defect Investigations)
  • SAAB (492 Defect Investigations)
  • SATURN (176 Defect Investigations)
  • SCION (6 Defect Investigations)
  • SUBARU (3938 Defect Investigations)
  • SUZUKI (78 Defect Investigations)
  • TESLA (21 Defect Investigations)
  • TOYOTA (5000 Defect Investigations)
  • VOLKSWAGEN (645 Defect Investigations)
  • VOLVO (528 Defect Investigations)