VIN numbers can unlock recall information

VIN numbers can be used to trace auto recalls. (Photo/NHTSA)
VIN numbers can be used to trace auto recalls. (Photo/NHTSA)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDTN) – With all the vehicle recalls in the news lately, there is a new way to find out if your car or truck is on the list.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched a new online tool Wednesday. It allows car buyers and owners to use a vehicle’s identification number to find current safety recalls.

The agency also says used car buyers can check for un-repaired vehicles before they make a purchase.

37.5-million vehicles were recalled in the United States in first six months of 2014.

Visit the NHTSA Safe Car web site for more. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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