Munford, TN asked in Lemon Law for Tennessee

Q: I did a voluntary repo my used car that was in the shop more than my drive way they say i owe 14000 what can i do

I purchased a used car from drivetime. After about 4 months I started having problems. 3 batteries 2 alternators and a transmission later the car still did not run properly. It would turn on when it wanted to the the gear shift would not stay in drive it pops out while your driving. The transition was covered under their 150,000 mile warranty. I had the shifter repaired twice and it still would not operate properly. I finally gave up and did a voluntary repo. They are now trying to sue me for $14,000. For the cost of repairs and auction. What are my options? They sold me a car that was in the shop more than my driveway.

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Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
  • Brentwood, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: You may still be able to redeem the vehicle. But if you did a voluntary repo without first seeking other redress from drivetime, then you would still owe the lien holder any outstanding balance after a commercially reasonable sale. You may still have options but you would need to see a local attorney to review any paperwork regarding the sale of the car.

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