Yes, but the cosigner will still be legally responsible for any outstanding fees, penalties, deficiencies and so forth that may occur due to the foreclosure. The cosigner's credit will also be significantly damaged by the foreclosure and any other action by the lender.
No, a cosigner has no legal rights to a vehicle unless his or her name appears on the vehicle title.
No. He/she simply has to pay the loan if you don't. Has no real right to the car even if you do miss payments. Has to go to court and show you have defaulted on the loan and has paid on it.
No. The car is not your property, nor do you have legal authority to sieze property. It would be considered grand theft. As a co-signer, you agreed to be just as legally liable for the debt as the borrower. That's why it's a good idea to NEVER co-sign ANYTHING.
No, but if the borrower misses enough payments, the cosigner will start getting collection calls as well.
Not if the cosigner has been making the payments on time. But often the cosigner doesn't know the loan is in default until it is past due 30 days or more, so if you have received two or three (depends on state laws) Right To Cure Default letters, the bank can foreclose.
No. If you are not on the deed, you can't sell the property. The only "right" you have as a cosigner is the obligation to make the payments.
The usual legal recourse for the cosigner when the person named as the primary on a loan has defaulted, is to make the payments on the loan. Then, the cosigner can take the person who defaulted to court to try and recoup some of the money they are out. If the loan was for a car, some states allow the cosigner to take possession of the car and sell it to recoup losses also.
Only if the cosigner is also named on the vehicle title.
The cosigner's credit isn't affected one ioto unless the person who was responsible for the loan payments defaulted, then and if the cosigner also defaulted. In other words, just being a cosigner does not affect ones credit ratings.
When the primary borrower defaults the cosigner becomes legally responsible for the loan. If the cosigner is not able to pay the loan he or she can also be subject to legal action by the lender and the cosigner's credit score will be seriously affected.
The cosigner issue here is misplaced. The liability of a cosigner comes into play if the primary owner of the car cannot make payments. In the case presented, the primary borrower is doing fine. There is nothing a cosigner can do to take a car away.