WASHINGTON, D.C. -- There's a new way to find out if your car or truck has been recalled but not repaired.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched, a new online tool in which car buyers and owners can use a vehicle's identification number to identify open or unrepaired safety recalls.

The 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.

About 37.5 million vehicles were recalled in the United States in first six months of 2014. That is more cars and trucks recalled than in any prior year.

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