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Vehicle Defects, Equipment & Safety

Reporting Safety Defects

If you own a car or truck that you feel has a safety defect, report it to the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline.
You can report a defect online or call toll-free at (888) DASH-2_DOT or (888) 327-4236. 
The NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline also provides information about:
  • Motor vehicle safety
  • Child Safety Seats
  • Vehicle importation and certification
  • Air bags
Required Equipment & Safety
For information about whether a vehicle or vehicle equipment is street legal, see the ODOT Transportation Safety Division page on Vehicle Equipment and Safety Standards.
Because Oregon has adopted the federal motor vehicle safety standards for all vehicles, see the NHTSA Web Site for detailed information on this subject.

Related Information
Additional information that may be relevant includes: