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You are still liable. As soon as the bank either auctions or sells the car, you will be responsible for the deficit (remaining) balance. Most times, the auto is not sold for the amount due on the loan plus repossessionfees, storage fees and transfer of title fees etc.

The faster you take care of the balance, the faster it will show up on your credit as paid. If you don't do anything, anc neither does the bank--it will remain on your credit for as long as the statute of limitationsin your state. Check this link for your state: http://www.creditinfocenter.com/rebuild/statuteLimitations.shtml#2

Take note!!!, the bank can get a judgment if they haven't already--they can garnishee your wages and/or yourtax returns to get their money back. It would be best if you call and make some kind of arragements now.

2011-09-12 21:32:05
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