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The accompanying documents to the summons should state what damages/restitiution the plaintiff/lender is seeking. Generally the vehicle is repossessed, sold at public auction and then the lender takes action to recover the remaining amount plus recovery fees and penalties owed on the loan. Although now, many states have enacted legislation that allows the lender to sue for the entire amount of the loan plus applicable costs rather than go to the expense and trouble of recovering the vehicle. This action has proved to be very advantageous for the lender who wins such a suit and very damaging for the borrower. It would be prudent for the borrower/defendant to obtain legal representation or at least legal advice on the matter.

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Q: When you are sued by the lender for default on a vehicle loan is the suit for monetary judgment or the return of the vehicle?
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