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If your car is repossessed and sold for less than the amount owed do you have to pay the difference?

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2015-07-15 19:49:30
2015-07-15 19:49:30

Yes. The borrower is responsible for the entire loan amount. The car is considered collateral for the loan. This does not imply that the loan value cannot exceed the collateral value. In fact this happens on almost every car loan, especially with new cars. The lender can repossess the car and sell it. They are required to apply the proceeds from the sale to the loan principal, but any remaining balance is the borrower's responsibility.

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