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Can a vehicle be repossessed if the title has no security interest on it but you used the vehicle to get the loan but never gave them the title?

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2011-09-12 15:11:55
2011-09-12 15:11:55

a lien can be placed on a title without you giving them the title. call your states DMV and ask if you car has a lien on it. I think you will be surprised. Good Luck

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