Website lets you check on your vehicle's recalls

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The federal 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 at

Drivers can key in their vehicle identification number to get the results.

Starting Wednesday, automakers must keep the same data on their own websites, and they have to update it at least once per week.