Can a credit card company take your car in New York?

No. A credit card company can win a judgment against you, which is a court order to pay a debt. If you still refuse or cannot pay, they can garnish your wages. But the company, who is not the law, cannot take your vehicle. * Vehicles are protected to the extent of the exemption that is allowed under the laws of the state where the debtor resides. It is possible if the exemption does not protect the vehicle and there is a considerable amount of equity the judgment creditor can pay off the lender/lien holder give the debtor his or her exemption amount and then seize and sell the vehicle. This rarely happens as it is expensive and time consuming and the judgment creditor seldom garners enough excess monies for the action to be profitable.