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I know you don't want to assist the officers. Keep in mind that your vehicle was used in the commission of a serious crime. If the officers want to play hardball they can charge you with obstruction of justice, or perhaps as an accessory to the crime.
If the police feel strongly enough they can execute a material witness warrant where they can take you into custody. The amount of pressure they exert is directly related to the severity of the crime.
From the California Penal Code:
CAL. PEN. CODE § 881 : California Code - Section 881
(a)If a witness, required to enter into an undertaking to appear and testify, either with or without sureties, refuses compliance with the order for that purpose, the magistrate shall commit him or her to prison until he or she complies or is legally discharged.
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