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In California, yes. In some states, no (i.e., Texas). There is no legal difference for deficiency balance between voluntary and involuntary repossession (it should cost less to just pick your car up than it does to have an involuntary repo, which would save you some money if you are going to pay off the deficiency balance). However, you might be able to come to an agreement with the lender to make reduced payments and keep your account current and your credit good.

This is all assuming the lender is not able to sell your car for as much as you owe them. If they sell it for more (including costs of repossession and sale) then by law they must refund the difference to you.

If you think about what that would cause IF it was true, you would knnow the answer. Did you read your contract??? If you were a LENDER, would you loan money in a state that didnt allow you to collect the balance owed if the debtor did a Voluntary repo???? That would only serve to drive up the costs to those debtors would DIDNT do a voluntary repo. ??YES.

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Q: If have a voluntary repossession in the State of California are you still liable to pay off the loan?
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