West Bloomfield woman receives GM recall notice same day car catches fire

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A recall notice is becoming all too common for many GM vehicle owners. But it's not so common getting your notice the same day your car goes up in flames from the recalled problem.

That's exactly what happened to one West Bloomfield woman who found out she was driving a recalled car a little too late.

"It was scary," said Meghan Carr. "You don't expect to come outside and see your car on fire."

The West Bloomfield Fire Department ruled that a bulky electrical switch in her side door is to blame for setting the Chevy Trailblazer on fire in her driveway.

Now left without a vehicle, Carr wants to know why GM waited so long to notify her of the SUV's recall.

GM explains the recall happened two years ago and they send out reminder cards to the recalled vehicle owners every three months, essentially claiming she either didn't get the memo or never acted on it.

However, they are currently reviewing her case to see what can be done about her totaled vehicle and are working with her to hash out a plan for transportation in the meantime.

This just adds to the latest in GM recalls. The company now adds the 2006 Chevy Trailblazer EXT, 2006-2007 GMC Envoy, Buick Ranier and SAAB 97-X to their long list and furthers the internal investigation behind the delay in public notices.

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