A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect into Wednesday due repeated rainfall. A Flood Watch is in effect for our area until 7 AM Wednesday. Where there are more pauses in the rain, totals will be closer to 2 inches but some will receive at least 4 inches of rainfall total. Creeks and streams run high and areas with poor runoff could face flooding problems. Busy commute hours could face more slowdowns, with fog and standing water on roads as well.
DETROIT (AP) -- The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the service started Wednesday on its website, www.safercar.gov.
Drivers can key in their vehicle identification number to get the results. The number can be found on the dashboard near the windshield or on the driver's door post near the latch.
Also starting Wednesday, automakers must keep the same data on their own websites, and they have to update it at least once per week.
The safety agency's site will show data if there's an open recall, or it will tell drivers there are none.
The agency also says used-car buyers can check for unrepaired vehicles before they make a purchase.
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