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That is a repossession. Anytime the lender get's the car back instead of the money agreed to on the contract, it's a repossession. It will show as a voluntary repossession. And hurts the credit. Doing it does not relieve you of any deficiency between the amount the car gets sold by the bank for and the amount you owe. However, you would save many of the costs that the bank would have to expend, (fee's, towing, etc.,) that would become part of the amount you owe (hence make that possible deficiency bigger) in a "normal" repossesion. It is definately better, ABSOLUTELY ALWAYS, to co-operate, even work with the lender if you cannot make payments and would end up with an involuntary repossession. And when you do this "possession in lieu of forced repossession", you may be able to get them to agree to any number of things: Perhaps even waiving any deficiency; very possibly along with allowing you some time to sell it yourself - which is cheaper to all than having to have a broker and such involved, and can get substantially more for the car than it being sold in a bankers wholesale auction.

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Q: Can a person voluntarily return a car to the bank to avoid repossession?
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You returned a car you purchased because you could not pay for it?

That is called voluntary repossession. You will be required to pay the difference in what the lender sells the vehicle for and the balance on the note after that amount is applied to the loan. You did avoid repossession fees by voluntarily turning the car in. Your credit will also show this repossession for 7 years.

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What are the repercussions of an automobile repossession?

First off you will be required to pay the repossession fees unless you voluntarily turned the car in. Secondly you will be required to pay the deficiency. The deficiency is the difference in the amount the lender sells the car for and the amount you owe. Let's say you owe $10,000 and they sell the car for $8,000. That leaves you owing the lender $2,000. Thirdly this repossession will be placed on your credit report and will stay there for 7 years. Repossession should be the last resort after you have talked to the lender and done all you can to avoid this. Sell the car to another individual even if you have to sell it for less than it is worth, then pay the lender the deficiency out of your pocket to avoid repossession. Have someone take over the payments. Whatever it takes to avoid this.

How can you avoid a repossession of a car?

Of course the best way to avoid repossession is to stay current with your payments. If that is not possible, don't just ignore it. Call you bank or loan company and explain the problem. Quite often you can reach an agreement that will forestall repossession.

How would an incarsarated family member return a new car to the dealership?

Well first off, it's not like he could get a refund. If he is simply going to let it get repossessed, he can have someone else drop it off & he can send the lienholder a letter stating he is voluntarily letting them repossess the vehicle, along with location of where it was left. Voluntary repossessions avoid additional charges, towing, repossession fees,etc.

What are the consequences of voluntarily repossessing a car after having it for 6 months?

Credit will be ruined for 7 years. You will also pay the difference in what the lender sells the car for and the balance on the note, and possibly the repossession fees. Avoid this if at all possible. Talk to the lender and see if you can work this out.

What will a car repossession do to your credit rating?

A repossession on your credit is NOT GOOD. Avoid it if there's anyway possible. You say the car is SOLELY in your name?? GO GET IT and sell it.

What if you voluntarily give up your car for repossession?

This is only a partial question, but I'll try to answer what I think the full question might have been. Either way you are generally liable for the difference between the fair market value of the car and the amount remaining on the loan, so there's no real difference there. However, voluntarily giving up the car before it's forcibly repossessed can avoid some headaches. For one thing, you'll avoid the repossession fees; for another, you have some degree of control over exactly when it happens, allowing you to do things like remove aftermarket upgrades (stereo stystem, alloy wheels, etc) you may have installed and replace them with the original equipment.

Can a gunner run down the field out of bounds then reenter to tackle the ball carrier?

Only if he is forced out. If the gunner voluntarily runs out of bounds to avoid blockers on the return team, and then runs back in bounds to make the tackle, it is a penalty.

How can you avoid the repossession of your car?

You can avoid repossession of your car by keeping tab of your car payments, discuss your situation with the creditor instead of ignoring them. Other things you might want to consider would be to sell the car to at least pay off some of what you owe, or file for bankruptcy.

If I missed five payments on a motorcycle can I pay them late and avoid repossession?

Up until the time that your motorcycle is actually repossessed, the dealer will be happy to receive your payments, even if they are late, and will allow you to keep the motorcycle. But if you wait too long the repossession will happen.

If i am 167 days delinquent on your car payment's. can you work something out with the lender to avoid repossession?

No one can answer this question except the lender. You need to contact them and ask.

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