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Is the vehicle financed under his name (or the firm's name)?
He is not legally obligated to continue the payments if he does not want to. Legally, he can only gift what he owns, not what he will own. In your case, he was gifting you the payments and use of the vehicle. If he decides to stop making the payments, he can do so, but it will harm his credit.
So, his gift entitles you to use of the vehicle and ownership when it is paid off, but you can't sue him to force him to continue to make the payments.
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Legally, he should not be able to do so since he gifted it to you.
It is your car, so he cannot take it from you. However, there is nothing requiring him to make the payments (other than concern for his credit). If he decides to stop making payments, the creditor will repo it. Like I said, he can't gift you an entire car, since he doesn't own an entire car. What he's effectively done is gift you use of the vehicle and title once it is paid off.
Remember, at this point, the creditor really owns the car, not him.
If he stops making the insurance payments, you won't know. However, you can contact the insurance company to get notice.
I'm sure they will give you notice of non-payment, at which point you can start making the payments. You just need to let them know you want notice.
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