Legally if you miss 1 payment you are delinquent and they can start repossession proceedings on their vehicle.
If they are accepting your payments, they probably won't take your car.
Maybe, by Fedral law your car can get repossessed if you are ONE DAY past due on your car payment. I know many repo agents and they have a saying "Support your local repo man-- miss two payments" I wouldn't hold off much longer to pay them. You should call them and try to get a deferment or two.
Depending on how many payments your behind. If you are behind a great margin I think they would to try to make back the money lost but if you're one or two payments behind they will give you a chance to catch up and if you fail to make any payments after they contact you they will sell.
If the dealer calls you after the car has been repossessed, then you should inform them that you no longer have the car. They can contact the finance company to verify the information.
A car can be repossessed if the payments are not being made. It really doesn't matter whether it was bought by one person or two. The car dealer just wants to be paid.
Read that letter carefully. The one that I am most familiar with clearly states that you have 20 days to make any past due payments and if they are paid you may continue with the original contract, BUT if you become delinquent again, they may exercise their rights without giving you any additional notice. That means from now on you had better not miss any payments, not even by one day, or your car could be repossessed.
Possibly yes. They can resale your repossessed car dirt cheap and sue you for the difference in what you owed and what they got for it. Then they can sue you to collect that difference. If they win the suit they can have the sheriff pick up anything you own to sell at public auction to help pay that money they supposedly "lost". It's possible but not real likely. It depends on the mob that runs the finance Company
IF you had ins. coverage and were not in DEFAULT of the loan in any way, CALL AN ATTORNEY NOW ! ! ! Are you sure the vehicle wasn't actually stolen? Usually the only two reasons for legal repossession are being in default on your payment or not keeping the required minimum insurance on the vehicle. This is to protect the finance company from possible loss and basically protect their investment.
READ your contract. If you are in DEFAULT of the terms, you can get repoed.
The best way to figure your car payments is to first call your insurance agent with the kind of car your thinking of getting to see roughly how much those payments will be and the car dealer will tell you what your car payments will be and just add the two together and see if it fits your budget.