KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- It's a one stop shop for car buyers, owners and drivers - all focused on safety.
Backed by the U.S. government, the site is meant to be one place you can see everything about your car, including recalls and available repairs. To use it, you enter your vehicle identification number, or VIN, usually found at the corner of the dashboard where it meets the windshield. If it's not there, you can check inside the door post on the driver's side door.
The website's introduction comes at a time when a record number of recalls have been issued in the U.S.
The new federal rule also calls for automakers to let you look up recall information on their websites as well - but the NHTSA site will have all makes and models available.
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