Cars with recalls haven’t only been sold by dealers. City- and state-run auctions have them too.

“I received a knock from two troopers,” Cherie Sharkey said. “They explained that there was a car accident with a fatality, and I lost it.

Cherie’s son Michael was returning home from a fishing trip June 21, 2012 in the used 2006 Chevy Cobalt he’d purchased a week earlier.

“The ignition switch recall,” Cherie said. “Where the car could automatically stop.”

Cherie said her son wasn’t notified about the recall when he bought the car at a local used car dealership.

Michael Sharkey was one of 109 people killed in accidents caused by faulty ignition switches. More than 200 others were injured.

A crash test video, seen in the video above, shows the problem.

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