The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that it will not be posting any new recall notices as of October 1, 2014 due to the government shutdown. Until the funding for NHTSA is restored, the recall notices and investigation of defect complaints will cease.
NHTSA’s website states:
“Due to a lapse of Federal Government funding, NHTSA is unable to post any new recalls after close of business September 30, 2013. Recall searches will remain available but are only current as of that time. Consumers can continue to file safety defect complaints via this website, but they will not be evaluated by NHTSA staff until funding and services are restored.”