MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Do you know if your car has been recalled? What if you didn’t get a call or letter from the dealer?

How would you find out?

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With one out of five cars on the road recalled, the odds are you’re driving one or next to one.

Watch Brian Andrews’ report, click here.

Now, finding out if your car is on the recall list is faster and easier than waiting for the letter or phone call.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has a new online database where you can run your VIN to find out the status of your vehicle.

Access the website – safercar.gov – from your phone or desk top.

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In just a few clicks and key strokes, you’ll get a list of any open recalls for your vehicles.

The Florida Department of Motor Vehicles reports Florida car dealers are not held responsible for correcting recall issues on used cars.

The state said independent used car dealers which are the majority of the used car sellers have no manufacturer affiliation and, therefore, have no more access to recall information than the public does.

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