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Q: Can I sell or donate my car without a title if debt collection is past the statute of limitations in CA?

I would like to dispose of my car (scrap/donate or sell) and I am unsure if that's legal without a title. The loan was closed by Wells Fargo in July of 2016 and sold to debt collectors. It appears that debt collectors can still try to recoup the money, but legally cannot sue me for the outstanding debt.

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Leon Bayer
Leon Bayer
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: I do understand the problem. But without clear title you wont be able to do either of those things. You might look into leaving the car parked on the street, and call the city to tow away an abandoned car.

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