What can a cosigner do after a car is repossessed Can they sue the primary signer?
Seems pointless to even consider. If the primary signer didn't have enough funds to make the car payments, they probably will not have enough funds to pay any lawsuit you charge them with. Fact is, if the primary signer defaulted on payments, then the cosigner would be responsible for making them - If repossession occured, then it was due to the fault of the cosigner .. can't sue yourself.
When a car in Texas gets repossessed for failure of payment does the car company come after the main signer or the cosigner for paying off the rest of the loan?
Both. But in reality, they go after the money. If the primary is broke, doesn't have a job, homeless, whatever, the bank will go after the person with the money. Now aren't you glad that you co-signed? They'll first try to get the primary signer to pay the debt. If he can't, the company will hold the co-signer liable for it. A co-signer is just as legally liable for the debt as the primary signer…
In the State of Texas, the answer would be "YES" as both parties signed for the car loan and both are responsible for the balance due. I was the primary signor but the cosigner had the car and was making the payments. Then she stopped making payments after owning the car for 3 years and the car was repossessed.
Answer If the primary on the contract does not pay then the lienholder comes after the co-signer for the payment. The credit of both the primary and co-signer are going to show repossession. If the lender has kept the title in its files as part of the loan process and is listed as a primary lienholder, it can sell the vehicle after the repossession.