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Do you have to pay a remaining balance if a bank repossessed your vehicle?

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2015-07-15 18:47:26
2015-07-15 18:47:26

YES. Read yo contract.

Not unless the bank auctions the car for less than if left on the loan (which is usually the case). Also, the only way to not owe after repo is file bankruptcy, in which you loose your liability on the car.

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