I traded a vehicle. I was involved in a minor accident (1782.00). We notified the dealer and they said no problem. We took delivery on our new vehicle and signed the title over to them. They contacted us 30 days later asking if we had a claim opened on the vehicle. We did but the adjuster told us we were no longer responsible for this vehicle sinse we signed the title over to them. He said they took the vehicle as is. When we took delivery of our car the saleman told my wife and I don't worry about the trade in vehicle. Is the adjuster correct? The Dealer told him he was sending us a bill for the repair.
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Kentucky
Jst talked to the adjuster and dealer
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So if they send me a bill. I should explain what you had told me in a letter and send it back to them?
You don't even have to respond, unless they take you to court for it (at which point, they'll lose). You can write them back, telling them that you're not responsible and that you refuse to pay to see what they do. You can also ask them to send you a letter validating the debt, under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. If they start trying to collect a debt you don't owe, you can also send a certified letter under Section 805, ordering that they cease contacting you immediately. http://www.creditinfocenter.com/forms/sampleletter9.shtmlHopefully, it won't get that far. They may think they can just tell you to pay and you'll do it, without them providing any evidence that you owe it.
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