Download Data from NHTSA/ODI Databases

Select the .zip file for the desired database to download and extract the data. See the corresponding .txt file for a description of the file layout. All times shown are Eastern Time (ET).

Complaints

June 28, 2021: The NHTSA system that generates the complaints file underwent an update on May 17, 2021. This has resulted in discrepancies between the contents of the complaints file between the version posted on Friday, May 15, 2021 (before the system update) and the versions posted daily since Monday, May 17, 2021 (after the system update) as follows:

  • Previously blank Y/N fields (such as crash or fire) will now show as N.
  • Previously blank values for numeric fields will now show as zero.
  • Manufacturer name, make, model and component name of the product(s) in a complaint may have changed over time and the new flat file will now reflect them.
  • If a complaint had multiple dealer contacts, only a single dealer's contact information will now show.
  • Additional minor differences due to data cleanup in a relatively small number of records in the flat file.

A final update in July may result in differences due to updates to component names for a small number of complaints with multiple products.



Available as a single file of all Complaints or as smaller, five-year sets based on the Received Date.

Name
Last Modified
Size


Single file of all Complaints

07/24/2021 06:16:30 AM
265.1M
05/14/2021 12:18:41 PM
672K


Five-year sets based on Received Date

07/24/2021 05:16:05 AM
20.2M
07/24/2021 05:15:05 AM
77.8M
06/17/2021 08:29:16 PM
69.2M
07/24/2021 05:06:46 AM
43.7M
07/24/2021 05:04:39 AM
40.1M
06/17/2021 08:19:55 PM
14.1M
05/14/2021 12:18:36 PM
605K


05/14/2021 12:18:44 PM
973K

07/01/2021 12:46:23 PM
10K


Defect Investigations

Name
Last Modified
Size

07/24/2021 02:58:40 AM
8.1M

02/27/2008 12:59:56 PM
2K


Recalls

Name
Last Modified
Size

07/24/2021 04:34:32 AM
10.8M

03/23/2020 09:32:55 AM
3K

02/04/2014 03:11:07 PM
1.0M

07/24/2021 04:34:33 AM
633K

05/19/2016 08:28:10 AM
2K

06/23/2021 02:35:54 PM
113.5M


Manufacturer Communications

Name
Last Modified
Size

07/24/2021 04:35:34 AM
29.3M

09/18/2008 09:35:43 AM
2K

06/23/2021 04:00:51 PM
204.0M