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Go to the lending institution, explain the situation and offer to take care of the remaining part of the debt. Banks don't like to be left with a loss when they repo a vehicle and the auction sales price does not cover the loan amount. Sometimes you can demonstrate your responsibility if you take care of their loss or even a part of it. Remember that you were the loan underwriter and as such you are responsible for the loan if the primary borrower failed to pay. That is the sad part of cosigning, the cosigners often get stuck with the remainder of a bad debt. Paying it off is often your only option if you want to protect your credit. You'll have to give them something if they are to be motivated to NOT file against your credit. I agree with the previous, but if your question is do you have the right to...something (I guess getting the car back?)...because you say the lender didn't inform you of primarys default. Probably not. As above notes, your the cosigner and it's your responsibility. Albeit the loan may have certain "rights to correct" terms. But what exactly would you want (that is possible)...compensation because the one you cosigned for defaulted? More than that I'll wager the bank attempted to contact you. Are you sure the address/phone on the paperwork for you isn't the same as the primary, who may have not wanted you to know what the bank was calling about?

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Q: Does a cosigner have any recourse if a vehicle was repossessed and sold without them ever being informed?
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Yes. That is the point of the lender asking for a cosigner. The cosigner will have a repossession showing on their credit as well as the primary lender.

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Can a bank repossess if the borrower defaults and there is a cosigner on the vehicle?

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