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This is a 5 question answer rolled into one. They can repossess collateral as long as there is NO BREACH OF PEACE. 79.0609 UCC 9-609. Secured party’s right to take possession after default. (1) After default, a secured party: (a) May take possession of the collateral; and (b) Without removal, may render equipment unusable and dispose of collateral on a debtor’s premises under ORS 79.0610. (2) A secured party may proceed under subsection (1) of this section: (a) Pursuant to judicial process; or (b) Without judicial process, if it proceeds without breach of the peace. (3) If so agreed, and in any event after default, a secured party may require the debtor to assemble the collateral and make it available to the secured party at a place to be designated by the secured party which is reasonably convenient to both parties. [2001 c.445 §107] xxxxxxxxxx 164.135 Unauthorized use of a vehicle. (1) A person commits the crime of unauthorized use of a vehicle when: (c) Having custody of a vehicle, boat or aircraft pursuant to an agreement with the owner thereof whereby such vehicle, boat or aircraft is to be returned to the owner at a specified time, the person knowingly retains or withholds possession thereof without consent of the owner for so lengthy a period beyond the specified time as to render such retention or possession a gross deviation from the agreement. 2) Unauthorized use of a vehicle, boat or aircraft is a Class C felony.

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Q: What action can the creditor take to repossess a vehicle in the state of Oregon?
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