National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

About National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

NHTSA issues vehicle safety standards and requires manufacturers to recall vehicles and equipment that have safety-related defects. You can learn NHTSA recall process details from here: NHTSA recalls process.NHTSA — National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the US Department of Transportation provides free API Service for tracking Car Specifications. It is a completely FREE tool to Decode a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). You can obtain manufacturer data details like model, make, engine specifications by entering the VIN number.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration VIN service is a default VIN provider after activating the free Motors VIN Decoder plugin. However, its service is available both in a free and pro version of the plugin.

How to set up the NHTSA in the plugin

Go to plugin's VIN-Decoder Specification Provider settings and make this VIN service default:

NHTSA VIN service does not provide historical data of a vehicle.

Sample Example

You can use any theme to check how the independent Motors VIN Decoder Plugin is working. As an example, we used a simple WordPress plugin Twenty-twenty theme.

Let's see the result of the car detailed information using NHTSA VIN Service:

After inserting the shortcode into some desired page, you can see the VIN input field to apply the process

Enter any available VIN number to check and click Apply:

As the NHTSA service is free, you are not asked to buy an API key from them.

So just enable NHTSA Make Default button and insert the plugin's shortcode into your desired page to use it.

You can review how to use a shortcode in the Insert Shortcode Into Page section of this manual.