Pleasant View, TN asked in Consumer Law for Tennessee

Q: I surrendered my vehicle over 10 years ago. It sold at auction. Can I be used for that still?

It had an electrical issue and the dealer I bought it from was not honoring it. I had to surrender it since I couldn't afford to fix it and couldn't pay 2 car notes. That was over 10 years ago. I received a call saying I was being sued this morning. When does the ability to sue me run out legally?

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Generally the SOL of 6 years will begin from your first default under the Note. Then after Judgment, the Creditor will have 10 years to collect unless it is extended. If they are just now suing,. hire a competent attorney to plead the SOL.

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