One in four recalled cars never get the needed fix, thats because car owners often don't know about the recall.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched a new website to help people find out.
All you have to do is enter your VIN number into safecar.gov and the agency lists any open recalls for your car.
Safety advocates say the database is a great tool, but are concerned it may shift the obligation away from used car dealers who continue to knowingly sell recalled cars.
"We're concerned that dealers are going to try to say well now anyone can access this so its up to you to find out."
Unlike most other consumer products that can't be sold once recalled, there's no law preventing used car dealers from selling a recalled car that hasn't been fixed.